PREGNANCY MASSAGE - WHY AND WHEN
Pregnancy massage, also known as pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficIal in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back. We do not perform massages in the first trimester without your obstetrician's referral.
OUR SPECIAL CARE
Only therapists trained and certified in Pre-Natal massage work with expectant mothers. They will take extra care to make sure your body gets the cushioning and support it needs. When you’re lying on your back, there will be pillows underneath your knees and shoulders. If you’re far along in your pregnancy, you might be positioned in a semi-reclining position. To have your back massaged, you will be
lying on your side, with pillows under your head and between your legs.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY MASSAGE
Pregnancy massage provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints. It eases neck and back pain, helps you to keep good posture and relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles. Pregnancy massage aids the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which keeps blood flowing to both the mother and the baby. It stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels, and relieves nervous tension throughout the body. And the nurturing touch of our gentle therapists offers emotional support.
Watch what Irish top Model Alison Canavan says about the Pregnancy Massage she enjoys in this video (not a massage and not a video by The Magic Touch Group).