Ante/Post Natal Massage
Our qualified massage therapist completed a specialized course in pregnancy massage allowing her to safely carry out a full body prenatal massage, including abdominal massage. She has a clear understanding of the benefits and contraindications of pregnancy massage, and how pregnancy affects the mother's body physically, mentally and emotionally.
What Is Ante/Post Natal Massage?
Focusing on treating mums to be and new mothers, ante and post natal massage is specially designed to help alleviate many of the common symptoms and conditions associated with pregnancy, such as muscle tension, leg cramping, sciatic pain, oedema, and lower back pain.
Ante natal massage can be safely carried out after 12 weeks gestation and it is a hugely beneficial treatment to both mother and baby throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and into the post natal period. Massage encourages relaxation, an increase in circulation, and a better supply of nutrients delivered to the baby.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Prior to the initial session, please fill in and return the maternity health history form (click here to download). The form may be faxed to our clinic, scanned and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought with you when you attend the clinic for your session.
Depending on your preference, treatments may either be carried out on a special pregnancy cushion or in a side lying position. Sessions typically last either 60 or 90 minutes and nut-free oil will be used directly onto the skin. As deep tissue massage is contraindicated throughout pregnancy, a light to medium pressure is used.