Expert Pregnancy Massage Treatments in Welwyn Garden City & Hertfordshire
Pregnancy or prenatal massage can be a wonderful experience. During pregnancy, women go through a lot of physical and hormonal changes, which can put a strain on the body. Whether it’s your first, second or third baby, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all these changes and preparations.
Pregnancy massage is a great way to relax, and take that much needed ‘me time’ during the build up to baby’s arrival.
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What are the benefits of Pregnancy Massage?
The skin is our largest sensory organ and through massage we can help to stimulate the body’s nervous, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. This in turn helps to improve circulation, reduce pain and swelling. The gentle, rhythmic and therapeutic nature of pregnancy massage stimulates the autonomic nervous system, helping to release ‘feel good’ hormones such as oxytocin and reducing the stress hormone cortisol.
Pregnancy massage benefits can include:
- Relieve pain and stress
- Lymphatic drainage
- Improve circulation
- Release of ‘feel good’ hormones
What can I expect from my Pregnancy Massage?
Whether you choose to visit our home Welwyn Garden City clinic or book our popular mobile massage service you can expect a warm, friendly atmosphere from the start. Your comfort is our top priority and so we have plenty of pillows and cushions to help you feel supported throughout your massage. We have a wide variety of creams and lotions to choose from, or if you have one of your own we are very happy to adapt.
Techniques used in this treatment involve, but are not limited to:
- Very gentle stretching
- Focused breathing
What will happen at my free 30-minute consultation?
During your first treatment you will have a free 30 minute consultation. This gives you the chance to get to know your therapist, discuss your massage and any questions you may have. Before your massage, it’s important to let your therapist know if you have any pre-existing conditions or any medical condition that have developed as a result of your pregnancy.
Do let your therapist know if have any of the following:
- Multiple pregnancy
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction
- Heart conditions
- Feeling unwell
Who is this treatment suitable for?
Our pregnancy massage is for expectant mothers in their 14th week of pregnancy onwards. During the second trimester the nausea associated with ‘morning sickness’ usually begins to subside. Your bump starts to become very real, and you may start to notice postural changes as your body grows to accommodate your baby. In our experience this is the best time to start having your pregnancy massage. You can enjoy a pregnancy massage all the way up until the birth of your baby.
What’s the difference between Pregnancy Massage and other massage treatments?
Pregnancy massage is specifically for mums-to-be. It is a much lighter, gentler treatments designed to soothe and relax the body as you prepare for the arrival of your baby. If you are not pregnant, why not take a look at our Deep Tissue or Sports Massage treatments? The techniques involved in these massages are much deeper, soothe your aches and pains and can help you to recover from sporting injuries.
How to book
An initial appointment for a Pregnancy Massage treatment will last for 90-minutes and this includes your free, 30-minute consultation. Beyond this you can book further appointments for 60 minutes at our Welwyn Garden City clinic or as part of our Mobile Massage service across Hertfordshire and North London. All appointments can be booked online via our website, or you can call us on 07366 377107 for more information or to book your treatment over the telephone.