During and after your pregnancy, your body goes through a lot of changes.
The weight of the baby can put strain on your back and hips. The ligaments soften to ease the baby’s passage through the pelvis but that means that joints may feel loose. You might also feel slightly nervous. It is also not uncommon for strong emotions to surface.
Antenatal and postnatal massage is a good way to relieve tensions as they arise. Instead of letting aches settle into pain and stiffening, massage can help you relax – both physically and mentally so that you can prepare for birth and your role as a new mum peacefully. Massage can help release some of the tensions your body might have experienced during labour and birth.
The benefits of massage aren’t limited to pregnancy and the postnatal period. Taking the time to look after yourself can go a long way to support you as you look after others.
Massage sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. The choice of techniques, massage oils and positions are all adapted to pregnant mothers.
A new tool in my toolbox is Thai Foot Massage and I am delighted to be able to offer this service as well. I am also now qualified as a 200 hour yoga teacher.