Pregnancy massage therapy can help a woman approach her due date with less anxiety as well as less physical discomfort. Apart from easing specific aches and pains in muscles and joints, massage can act as an overall tonic and increase the expectant mother’s body awareness. Treatment can help decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieves back pain when choices for pain relief are often limited.
All of our Pregnancy Massage Therapists have had specialised training and they know what techniques are safe for mother and baby. The massage is tailored specifically for an expectant mothers needs and some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, cannot be used. Therapists ensure proper positioning and support during treatment for comfort and safety of both mother and baby. Not all our massage therapists are qualified for pregnancy massage. Therefore, if you are pregnant please inform us when you are booking your appointment.
Pregnancy Massage Team
Sports Massage/Reflexology Massage/Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi/ Preganancy Massage Therapist
Annalisa Del Bove
Sports and Deep Tissue | Pregnancy | Myofascial Release | Manua Lymphatic Drainage
What is Pregnancy Massage Therapy
Pregnancy massage or Pre-natal massage is massage therapy tailored around the health and wellbeing of the mother and child prior to birth. Our team of pregnancy massage therapists have years of experience in providing massage therapy for pregnancy.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage in London
Pregnancy massage therapy can help with a lot of uncomfortable symptoms that occur during the gestational period and has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.
Treatment can address the various physical challenges of pregnancy: edema; foot, leg, or hand discomforts; and pain in the lower back, pelvis, or hips. Swedish massage may facilitate gestation by supporting cardiac function, placental and mammary development, and increasing cellular respiration. It can also reduce edema and high blood pressure as well as contribute to sympathetic nervous system sedation. Deep tissue, trigger point, and both active and passive movements alleviate stress on weight-bearing joints, muscles, and fascial tissues to reduce neck and back pain caused by poor posture and strain on the uterine ligaments.
Profound physiologic, functional, emotional, relational, and lifestyle changes occur during gestation and labor, often creating high stress levels. Too much stress can negatively affect maternal and infant health, resulting in reduced uterine blood supply and higher incidence of miscarriage, prematurity, and other complications. Massage therapy counteracts these negative potentials.
During labor, women whose partners use basic massage strokes on their backs and legs have shorter, less complicated labors.
Post Natal Pregnancy Massage
After the baby’s birth, massage therapy can gently facilitate the body’s return to its pre-pregnancy state, alleviate pain, foster a renewed sense of body and self, and help maintain flexibility despite the physical stresses of infant care. For post-Caesarean mothers, specific therapeutic techniques can also reduce scar tissue formation and facilitate the healing of the incision and related soft tissue areas.