Your pregnancy, your body, your baby

Your Pregnancy Journey is as unique as you. It’s time to look after yourself and the baby developing inside you. Staying well physically and emotionally throughout your pregnancy give your baby the best start to life.  Our treatments supports the mum to be and her baby from around time mum to be is around 12 weeks pregnant right through to the birth.

Pregnancy Massage

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Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care.

Massage may help to address many common discomforts associated with pregnancy. Your centre of gravity changes as you grow through through your pregnancy putting additional stress on your shoulders, back, hips and abdominal muscles. Sciatic nerve pain is often commonly experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back.

Ligaments relax and your pelvic joints become less stable, pulling your pelvis forward, resulting in lower back pain and sometimes pelvic instablity, otherwise known as SPD. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is caused by a misalignment or stiffness of your pelvic joints at either the back or front of your pelvis. Pelvic pain or SPD can occur from around the 12th week of pregnancy onwards, but it is also recognised as a postnatal issue.

Studies have indicated that a pregnancy massage performed during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and help improve labour outcomes and newborn health.

The evidence points strongly to maternal and newborn health benefits when therapeutic massage is incorporated into regular prenatal care.

Pregnancy massages are not offered during the first trimester. The reason is the potential for miscarriage.

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Pregnancy Reflexology

Having reflexology while pregnant can help a woman to enjoy the most positive time in her life. From morning sickness to helping with labour there is a place for reflexology throughout your pregnancy. The reflexologist will have undergone additional training to understand the pregnant body.

Keeping the hormones balanced during pregnancy is as important as before pregnancy, as this enables the body to support the pregnancy to it’s maximum.

Women can suffer from many health issues while pregnant due to the changes that occur in the body; insomnia, tiredness, swollen joints and  SPD Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, this is caused by an instability  or stiffness in the pelvic joints at either the back or front of your pelvis. This is extremely painful and can effect walking and general movement.  Reflexology can reduce these symptoms to enable freer movement.

Pregnancy can cause it’s own emotional stresses for the woman and therefore regular reflexology is helpful to relax and create a feeling of calm for the woman to look forward to the forthcoming event.  Using lymphatic drainage techniques reflexology will drain excessive fluid from the feet and help the lymphatic system to flow better and work more efficiently throughout the body.

Transcendance Pregnancy Package

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This package is the ultimate in pregnancy care. A tailored made treatment session designed to suit your needs; our specialist therapists will assess your needs and will tailor the treatment to suit you.

The reflexology part of the treatment will help relieve aches and pains in your joints, relieve the symptoms of SPD, will drain excessive fluid from the feet and ankles helping the lymphatic system to flow better and work more efficiently throughout the body.  Reflexology also balances your hormonal system aiding the body to prepare for labour and childbirth. Research has shown that reflexology is excellent for maintaining or increasing milk supply enhancing bonding and breastfeeding as well as helping to reduce the effects of postnatal depression.

Complementing the reflexology  is the massage treatment, helping you relax further while relieving aches and pains in your back and joints. Pregnancy Massage therapy can help address inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles.

Regular treatments can help reduce stress, prepare your body and mind for a shorter labour and get you back your body back to normal quicker after the birth.

This package is available as a 60 minute or 90 minute treatment.

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