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Pregnancy Massage in London

Nina Dali Saturday, February 12, 2022

A pregnancy massage is an amazing opportunity to create time and space for your mind and soul to relax. Unique pregnancy massage developed and based on the western style of deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage and the ancient style of Thai yoga bodywork. 

While you might usually think of massage as an occasional luxury, one of the most beneficial times to indulge in a massage is when you are nearing your due date.

The benefits of massage during pregnancy and childbirth are now well recognised that many nurses and midwives are learning the techniques and actively encouraging partners to develop their own massage skills. Pregnancy brings increased demands on mind, body and spirit and many women find themselves riding a roller-coaster of emotional and physical ups and downs. A gentle hand or foot massage can help during this exciting but stressful time. 

Pregnancy massage - also known as pre-natal massage - promotes relaxation and bonding, soothes nerves, and relieves a strained back and tired muscles in expectant mothers.

As well as feeling relaxed, there are many benefits to having a pregnancy massage, such as:

  • Muscular discomforts such as leg cramps, muscle stiffness, tension and knots – massage improve circulation and can therefore stimulate the flow of blood to these areas, easing discomfort.
  • Muscular imbalance caused by postural changes – massage can help the lumbar region to regain balance and relieve discomfort.
  • Sciatic pain during pregnancy can be caused by a tight buttock muscle – massage can help to relax this muscle and relieve the pain caused by the pinched nerve.
  • Constipation – regular abdominal massage will encourage your bowels to move.                                    
  • Headaches and sinus pain – massage of the face, neck and shoulders can help to alleviate sinus pressure and headaches caused by tension.
  • Swelling/oedema – extra pressure your uterus places on your legs can lead to swelling in your feet and ankles. Massage can improve circulation and lymph flow to the affected areas, helping to reduce swelling.

It’s important to note that a good therapist will always discuss areas you would like to be massaged and, more importantly, areas you wouldn’t. It’s really important before you book a pregnancy massage to ensure that the therapist has been specially trained in pre-natal care to guarantee appropriate knowledge, skills and safety. 

Regular massage during pregnancy helps with the emotional and physical preparation for giving birth giving you a chance to connect with your baby, soothes back ache and reduces stress on joints, eases water retention and improves circulation, decreases anxiety levels and improves sleep.

While preparing for your newborn’s arrival, don’t forget to look after yourself too. Book yourself a pregnancy massage on I Love Massage today.

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