Pregnancy massage is an important treatment throughout the three trimesters of a pregnancy.
The comfort of the client is paramount during the treatment. The woman is normally positioned on her side with pillow props to support the joints and the stomach/breast area or a pregnancy belly donut may be used. To maintain comfort for the mother, and to keep room smells to a minimum, we use a vegetable massage oil, free of any scents or essential oils.
Pregnancy massage is generally a full body flowing massage that uses gentle to medium pressure. The massage will assist with any lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches that may result from the hormonal changes taking place in the body. It is great for relieving swollen joints and ankles, for stimulating the blood and lymphatic systems and for bringing about an overall sense of well-being.