"Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health." American Pregnancy Association
At the time in a woman’s life where massage would be most welcome, fate dictates that you cannot lay face down or turn over easily, thereby restricting or making an effective and truly comfortable massage virtually impossible …
My treatments support late stage pregnant mums-to-be by resting them, semi-inclined, on cushions of warm water that enable hands-on access to the front and the back of the body, for a truly exceptional pregnancy treatment.
At the same time I verbally guide you through the emotions, thoughts and considerations that can trigger stress and tension in certain body parts:
Try this mini-medtiation for a better understanding:
After the birth of a child the stresses and strains of childbirth, plus the discomfort of breast feeding can make conventional massage less than pleasurable. Hydrotherm is a treatment that removes the need to lay face down, so no pressure on sore breasts or c-section scars – and no need to turn over for the full experience!
As reported by the American Pregnancy Organisation, massage can provide the following benefits:
The whole treatment to be performed with the client semi-inclined (sitting up slightly) and if necessary, tilted to the side, to minimise breathing and circulatory compromise for mum-to-be and baby.
The warm water support increases circulation to the back of the body, whilst desensitising tight areas.
Guided visualisation, helping to release stress connected to the birth and to the life change of becoming a mum.
Releasing concerns on changes in the family/work life balance.
Addressing of concerns on balancing the preciousness of new life with the importance of your current self.