Pregnancy Massage Sessions
Massage helps to reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, alleviate back pain and headaches, and release tight muscles.
It offers comfort, support and a sense of nurturing that we believe every mother-to-be should experience.
Lucy Sauntson, who performs our pregnancy massage treatments, is a Calmababy swim teacher and qualified massage therapist, reflexologist and Midwife. Pregnancy massage is performed while lying on the side to aid comfort and safety. Towels are draped over the body so that only the area being massaged is exposed, cushions and padding are used to ensure maximum comfort throughout.
As well as relaxation and stress relief, the pregnancy massage is an effective remedial treatment for soothing lower back pain, relieving and preventing sciatica and for soothing away any tension and knots around the neck and shoulders. It is also great to reduce swelling in the arms and legs and prevent leg cramps and varicose veins.
A pregnancy massage can also help combat fatigue and increase blood flow bringing more oxygen to mum and baby. A grapeseed carrier oil is used for the massage; this is a very gentle oil which both moisturises and tightens the skin but does not clog your pores.
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful and very beneficial treatment to receive at a time when you’re the body is going through the many changes involved in pregnancy and baby development.
However, there can be issues that could limit or prevent treatment and therefore a full consultation occurs before your first treatment and is reviewed before each subsequent treatment. It is recommended that you wait until you have entered your second trimester (after 12 weeks) before you receive a pregnancy massage.
Information about stretches and self-care to use at home for pregnancy and labour are provided during and after the session.