Explained: Pregnancy Massage For Health And Stress Free Pregnancy And Birth

At Massaggi we provide our massage clients with the best care, knowledge, and expertise as soon as your journey into pregnancy begins.

A fully qualified and experienced pregnancy massage therapist understand the changes that take place during pregnancy and the common symptoms that occur during pregnancy which make life uncomfortable to mother to be. A prenatal massage therapist understands the signs and the symptoms of more serious conditions which can jeopardise the health of the Mother and her baby. It is this knowledge that is paramount to enable us to be an effective therapist.

Ben Pianese your central London pregnancy massage therapist know how to adapt your treatment for your growing tummy and the physiological changes which are taking place that will affect positioning.

How Should You Deal with Stress When You Become Pregnant

The best way to deal with this stress is to go for regular pregnancy massage therapy. Prenatal massage has proved to be very effective in helping pregnant women to deal with the physical and psychological stress that is caused by pregnancy.

Adapting your prenatal massage treatment

It is not only the physical changes that take place during pregnancy that determines how your massage treatment has to be adapted but also the present health. Due to the many symptoms of pregnancy, we can adapt your massage treatment to your specific needs.

How is prenatal massage performed?

A specialised pregnancy massage therapist can perform massage treatments supported by pillows on an ergonomic and comfortable on-site massage chair.

Side-lying full body pregnancy massage

Supported by a pillow under the head with a special body cushion, clients lie comfortably on their stomachs. This obviously depends on how large the body is as everyone is different. The recovery position appears to be most comfortable for most woman.

During the treatment, a large towel is provided for easy movement without exposure. An extra blanket can be provided for extra warmth if necessary although our massage therapy room is properly heated. During pregnancy body temperature naturally increase and so most pregnant massage clients do not feel the cold too much. This is due to the increased circulation to the capillaries.

Symptoms or conditions during pregnancy

Heartburn, sciatica, pelvic discomfort, aching joints, anxiety, stress, constipation, cramp, dizziness, emotional highs and lows, fatigue, headaches, itching skin, low blood pressure, morning sickness and vomiting, oedema swelling, insomnia, vaginal bleeding, varicose vein, visual disturbances, pubis dysfunction, neck pain and upper lower back pain.

In addition, your prenatal massage London therapist have a knowledge of the benefits of a nutritional diet and healthy lifestyle to help you achieve a happy, healthy and stress-free pregnancy and birth.

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is one of the best methods of providing the nurturing care a pregnant woman needs before motherhood. Pregnancy is a natural and beautiful state, but it also brings certain side effects.

Mood swings, nausea, heartburn, back pain, breast pain, swollen legs, and raging hormones affect almost all women throughout this period. The noninvasive, gentle approach of pregnancy massage can reduce the discomfort and bring in a sense of body-mind integration.

Our certified pregnancy massage therapists are well-acquainted with the hormonal and physical effects of pregnancy, and they have the skills to counterbalance these changes. Massage has many health benefits that you may want to consider, and in order to make things easier for you, we have put together a list with the most common:

  • Reduce inflammation in hands, ankles, and feet
  • Reduces sciatic pain
  • Reduces muscular pains
  • Reduces cramps and low back
  • Relaxes and tones all muscles
  • Increases flexibility
  • Help insomnia
  • Increases lymph and blood flow
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems
  • After the massage, the oxygen level in the blood grows with 15%
  • The immunity system becomes stronger
  • A massage helps relieve depression or anxiety
  • A massage before birth eases stress and makes the experience easier and more comfortable
  • Prevents complications during delivery
  • Prevents post-natal complications

Everything about Prenatal Massage

The first trimester of pregnancy can be very difficult for a mother, especially if this is her first time. In this period, the purpose of massage therapy is to relax the body and improve the circulation systems.

The body eliminates excess fluid and toxins, so each massage session helps to boost your energy and immunity level.

In the second trimester, the most common problem future mothers have are the muscle spasms caused by bearing the weight of the baby. Our therapists work to soften the connective tissues, relieving leg cramps and back pain.

During the next period, the abdomen enlarges, so pregnancy massage requires a special and comfortable position for the mother. Our certified therapists possess extensive knowledge on the anatomical changes pregnancy induces, so they know very well what is and what is not safe for the mother and her baby.

During the last three months, the baby gains weight more speedily pressing against the mother’s inner organs. Stress, anxiety and discomfort increase, and our therapists focus on trigger points to reduce pain and at the same time to provide relaxation for the body. They also use the best techniques for preparing the mother’s body for delivery.

Physically and emotionally, it is really helpful for women to be touched when they are pregnant because it makes them feel taken care of and appreciated. Our positive approach and stress-free environment and our reputed massage therapists are excellent sources of relaxation, optimism, and encouragement.

Considering the numerous benefits involved, no one can deny that pregnancy massage is one of the best choices an expecting mother can make for herself and her child.

About The Author:

Ben has been a practical pain management trainer and a celebrated massage therapist. He believes human well-being is deeply connected to the health of mind and body both, including deep tissues. He holds numerous certifications for best of breeds massage techniques helping him on a mission for healthy London and then rest of the world. He has been an active contributor in massage technique research and on Massaggi blog.