Pregnancy Massage | Alma Vale Centre

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, the body goes through many changes, including postural and hormonal.

Women may need more help with relaxing. Massage can lower the stress hormones and in turn reduce anxiety, improve mood, and lead to better sleep.

Massage can also help release general musculoskeletal tightness, including lower back pain, which can be common during pregnancy.

Pregnancy massage can be a relaxing and safe way to help improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. Through releasing endorphins and serotonin, it can also provide natural pain relief.

What does pregnancy massage involve?
Gentler pressure is used, but the massage treatment can still smooth away aches and pains. The massage therapist can work on your knotted shoulders, and tired feet, which pregnant women often suffer from as their weight shifts forwards.
How is it different from other massage treatments?
The massage treatment mainly involves you lying on your side. Early on in the pregnancy you may also be able to lie on your back for part of the treatment. The massage therapist will ask you your most comfortable sleeping position, and will do most of the treatment in that position so it is best for you.
How will I benefit from the treatment?
As well as giving you a sense of wellness, relaxation, and better sleep, the treatment also promotes bonding with your baby and brings a sense of calmness.
When during the pregnancy is massage possible?
You can have massage treatment at any stage of your pregnancy. The massage therapist will tailor the session according to your specific needs on the day. It is recommended that you check with your doctor first if you want a massage during the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy.
How many sessions will I need?
If your pregnancy is going well, and your doctor is happy for you to receive massage, it can be once a month, or weekly, especially towards the end of your pregnancy.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
You will most likely be side lying in the session and turning once for comfort. You will be draped with your own towel or cover. The massage therapist will provide a pillow to support your head, and a bolster or pillow for leg support and any other support if needed. For example, some women prefer a towel wedged under their belly for support when side lying, especially towards the end of pregnancy..

Your baby might start moving or be very quiet and just listening and relaxing too. After the session, you will feel more relaxed and calm.

How much does it cost?
£53 for 1 hour massage treatment
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