Pregnancy massage is designed to help women with the changes their body and mind undergoes during the whole pregnancy. Pregnant women quickly realise they are responsible for the health and well-being of two people instead of just one. This can cause additional pressure or worry. Pregnancy massage in Fulham helps to put your mind at ease, relax your body and calm the baby. It has a great effect on all physical changes, too, soothing and supporting the muscles, ligaments and joints.
Pregnancy massage – what can it treat?
There are many physiological and muscular changes happening during pregnancy. These alterations can cause pain. Most women feel tension around shoulders and upper back associated with an increase in the size of their breasts. Additionally, lower back region, pelvis and hips can bring a significant discomfort. This is due the ligaments and muscles stretching behind the usual limits in a short period of time. Puffiness and swelling in hands and ankles are also very common during pregnancy. Regular pregnancy massage in Fulham can prevent some of these problems and help to reduce the pain.
Pregnancy massage will:
- Alleviate muscle and ligament ache and tightness
- Reduce sciatic pain (pain radiating down the leg and hips)
- Lessen retention of fluids (which causes swelling and feeling of puffiness)
- Minimise headaches
- Prevent cramps
- Help to regulate digestive symptoms of heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion or constipation
- Help to prevent stretch marks by increasing the elasticity of the skin and soft tissues
- Boost your energy
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Enhance your and baby’s well-being
What to expect during Pregnancy Massage at Fulham Massage & Wellness?
At Fulham Massage & Wellness we can perform the pregnancy massage in two ways – lying comfortably on the side or with the use of our pregnancy cushion which enables women to lie facing down. In both positions, it is possible to perform the massage to the whole body ensuring that all aches, pains and tensions are alleviated. The pregnancy cushion is particularly famous at Fulham Massage & Wellness as it enables women to lie face down – the position they cannot rest normally. Additionally, the cushion is designed to take the weight of the bump away what helps the back to relax better. Your therapist will discuss these options with you and ensure your comfort throughout the whole treatment.
Pregnancy massage in Fulham is safe and many women report feeling significantly better with regular treatments. We highly recommend starting the pregnancy massage after the first trimester and continuing all the way through the remaining months. Your midwife should help to advise on the best course of action. Most women choose to come in every 2 to 4 weeks, with frequency increasing slightly towards the final weeks.
Pregnancy massage is very pleasant and designed to help you to embrace the change that is happening to you. Alongside the regular massage, appropriate breathing techniques, additional supporting pillows and certain stretches at home will enable you to enjoy the pregnancy.
We also offer postnatal massage which is a great way to release the tension build up during pregnancy or birth. It is never easy to start looking after the newborn or learning a new routine. Postnatal massage in Fulham helps to soothe the hormonal changes after pregnancy, relieve the stress of caring for a new family member and ease the muscle or joint pain associated with carrying, feeding or lifting a baby. With natural birth, there is no timeframe as to when you can have the massage. It is very much self-indicating and most women know when they are ready or in need to have a postnatal massage. In a case of caesarean section, we recommend waiting approx. 6-8 weeks before booking in. You doctors or midwives will help to advise on the best option for you.