Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. The therapist that comes to see you will be trained and experienced specifically in pregnancy massage. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). It can help relax and calm both yourself and the baby.
The massage is done in a side lying position on a couch, which the therapist will bring along with them. You may also request to have your massage on your own bed if you feel happier, just let us know if this is more comfortable. Pillows are used for support, and this is a very safe and comfortable way to lie during your pregnancy. Oil is used to glide over the skin, helping ease any aching muscles, the massage is finished by treating you to a lovely head and neck massage. We would recommend that you have this massage during the second and third trimester.