What is unique the Pregnancy treatment I offer?
I offer a bespoke prenatal treatment that blends traditional massage techniques with Shiatsu and Reflexology. Massage strokes are combined with gentle stretches, acupressure points and energy work. Thanks to this box of many great tools, I am able to really tailor the treatment to your changing needs and then adapt it as your body changes throughout pregnancy.
The treatment aims to help both:
Women with pregnancy-related issues, such as pelvic dysfunction and backache
Women who are not experiencing any particular problem, but love to feel connected to their bodies and their growing baby
In addition, if you are overdue, we can try to stimulate specific acupressure points that can help to induce a natural labour.
Relaxation is key when you are preparing for childbirth. Research into the progression of labour has shown that stress can not only impede a steady delivery but also increase pain. Pregnancy massage is a safe and incredibly relaxing treatment, both for mums-to-be and their babies, which is another good reason to choose it!
This treatment can provide you with relief from:
Fluid retention and oedema (swelling) in the arms and legs by improving the flow of both the blood and lymph
Insomnia – relaxation can improve sleep and raise levels of hormones, such as endorphins (happy hormones)
Anxiety, depression or other negative emotions
Fatigue and the strain on joints and muscles (Backache/Sciatica/Cramps)
Nausea, Heartburn, Constipation
I am here to support you through this journey and offer you advice along the way, with an emphasis on both aftercare and self-empowerment. During each session, we will discuss your needs and advise you accordingly with stretches, breathing techniques and individual or partnered exercises.
P O S T N A T A L
The task of looking after a baby can be very tiring for some women.
Receiving postnatal treatments could support you by:
Boosting and maintaining energy levels
Encouraging hormonal balance, which improves your mood and sleep patterns
Assisting you with breast milk production
Increase your circulation to help you with any remaining water retention
It can even help to stimulate your uterine contractions, which can help you to get your figure back.
Would you like to receive more info? Please get in touch and I will be happy to answer any of your questions. Otherwise, please click here to send me a few details about your problems/goals so that I can advise you accordingly.
Really enjoyed my massage. Monica has magical hands and after most treatments my lower back stops hurting and generally i feel very relaxed and comfortable. Plus the stretches and extra care she suggests are always useful for longer term maintainence. - Ana