Here at Physio Effect we know the demands that pregnancy can place on your body. It’s certainly a wonderful and exciting time but ultimately carrying around your ever growing little bundle of joy can take a toll on the body leading to an increased chance of aching muscles and joints. Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy also mean your ligaments and soft tissues can be a little more slack resulting in increased risk of sprains or strains particularly around the hips, pelvis and lower back.
Our dedicated Physio Effect team can help guide you on the right treatment path should you be struggling with the physical demands of pregnancy. Massage can play a vital role as part of a treatment plan or as a stand alone treatment. The benefits can include:
Relieve tired and aching muscles and joints
Prevent strains and pains associated with pregnancy
Increase feelings of relaxation and well being
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improved sleep and increased energy levels
You’re in great hands!
Our team of Massage therapists are trained specifically in antenatal massage so you can rest assured you’re in good hands. We use a specially designed pregnancy bolster cushion which allows you to lie safely and comfortably face down which in our experience is a true luxury for the expectant mum.
Is pregnancy massage safe throughout my whole pregnancy?
In general terms massage can be adapted and performed at any stage of pregnancy.
In some individual circumstances you may wish to avoid massage during the first trimester because of the increased risk of miscarriage during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
If you have any doubts about whether pregnancy massage is right for you please ask us or discuss it with your midwife or GP.
We would advise against massage in circumstances where you are suffering from nausea or headaches or if you are at high risk of premature labour.