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Pregnancy Massage at EQM






This gentle, non-invasive approach of this treatment offers both emotional and nurturing support for mums-to-be.


Benefits:


1. Mind & Body Relaxation


Techniques used in these treatments along with the addition of our soft, comfortable pregnancy cushion which allows you to FINALLY lie on your tummy, creates a deep sense of relaxation and the perfect safety nest for bump.


2️. Aces & Pains


With increased weight & your changing posture, pregnancy can trigger new aches and pains.


Massage helps to gently move the sore areas, stimulate blood flow and increasing your range of movement, helping to soothe the pain away.


- Sciatic & Pelvic Pain


The hormones of pregnancy & the increasing weight of the baby can cause sciatic or pelvic pain.


Massage helps to ease the pains around your pelvic joints and into your glutes and legs.


3️. Reduce Ankle & Feet Swelling


During pregnancy, a woman’s blood volume increases by as much as 50%. This, along with the extra pressure from your uterus, causes pressure on the lower legs and therefore increased swelling.


Gentle upward massage strokes used in massage can alleviate this swelling.


4️. Reducing Anxiety


Massage can help you to connect with your body, learn to feel safe with the changes, and thus reduce the anxiety. Additionally, we can help you understand that the changes to your body are normal and to be expected.


5️. Improving Sleep


Massage helps you to spend more time in the restorative stage which reduces the neurotransmitter associated with pain.


6️. Bonding With Baby


Pregnancy massage allows you to focus on yourself and bond with baby before birth.


7️. 1st Stage Of Labour


If this is prolonged, a massage can help you to feel calmer and better able to cope with contractions.


8️. Non-Pregnancy Problems


If you suffer with headaches or sinus pain, massage can help bring relief when nothing else can.


Lastly, Is It Safe??


The NHS states that pregnancy massage is a VERY safe complementary therapy.


It is usually advised to avoid it in your 1st trimester. Although there isn’t any evidence to prove it can trigger complications, it is sensible to wait until the 2nd trimester.



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