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Pregnancy Massage Muswell Hill is now recognised more and more for the many benefits it brings to both expectant mum and developing baby. A huge amount of change occurs in the body at every stage during pregnancy and massage is both nurturing and supportive. It can help promote deep relaxation and a deep feeling of well-being. The expectant mum has the opportunity to feel more in tune with her own body and more connected with her baby.
The many benefits of pregnancy massage include; improved circulation and oxygenation of the soft tissues; aiding lymphatic drainage which in turn helps to reduce oedema; help in keeping blood pressure balanced; reduced muscle tension (which increases during pregnancy due to hormonal changes); reducing aches and pains, including those in the lower back and legs; aiding digestion and helping to avoid constipation. Research has also indicated that massage during pregnancy can help lead to an easier labour with fewer complications.
During your session you will be made very comfortable with supporting pillows, usually lying in side position on a massage couch, although in early pregnancy you can also receive the massage lying flat. Massage oils are then applied directly to your skin, using the different massage techniques.
Prior to your appointment you will be called and asked a few questions to ensure that the massage is safe for you to receive. A comprehensive consultation is also taken when you arrive.
Post natal massage is also available and can be hugely beneficial in helping your body to recover from labour as well as giving emotional support and the opportunity for some time solely for yourself.
Benefits include helping to reduce the feeling of heaviness and exhaustion; aiding the recovery of muscle tone and alleviating soreness in many areas. Where necessary Caesarian scar tissue can be worked on to reduce adhesions, reduce swelling and improving circulation to promote healing.
Pregnancy and post natal massage is offered by Augusta Hull