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Hi there Leanne - at 38 weeks pregnancy there are several different types of massage that can be used to provide relaxation for you and more importantly relieve some of the discomfort related with the last trimester of a pregnancy. It is important however to avoid specific acupressure points that are associated with the induction of labour and certain aromatherapy oils which may do the same. In my practice I usually tailor make the treatment to suit the individual to ensure maximum benefit for mum and baby. I will also usually introduce the ideas of infant massage and have a chat about the benefits for the newborn infant. - Hope this is useful
Hello Leanne, Massage can be a wonderfully relaxing treatment. I am qualified in pregancy massage and would be happy to discuss your needs further. Take a look at my website for my contact details and more information if you are in the north London area. http://www.enfieldmassagetherapy.com Angela
Hi Leanne, I have been giving Pregnancy Massage to ladies all the way through their pregnancy for a 17 years now. It is great for relieving back tension (you would lie on your side) and any aching legs and feet. You deserve to be pampered!
yes I do, you can have limphatic massage, or swedish massage, limphatic massage helps of swollen and circulation, swedish massage is good for relaxtion.
The Swedish massage has an immediate local and physiological effect on the part of the body being worked and it also effects the whole body through stimulation and relaxation of the nerves. It has physiological and psychological benefits and can effect all of the body systems in a positive way. Physiological effects improve skin tone, swelling, improving circulation, back pain, waste removal. Phychological effects relax the body, reducing tension and stress, relax the mind, reducing anxiety, give a lift to the emotions and increase positive feelings.
There’s a lovely relaxing side-lying lomi lomi massage that is great for pregnant women. I don’t know where you’re based, but if you’re in the South East of England, please give me a call. http://www.hawaiianbodywork.co.uk
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Hi Leanne, I offer home visits for pregnancy massage. 1st session is half price. How does that sound?
Massage during pregnancy, after the first 12 weeks, is perfectly safe and is a wonderful way to relax. I have 3 children and a fellow therpaist gave me treatments right up until I went into labour.
I am fully qualified and have a lot of experience working with pregnant mums and know which essential oils work best for maximum relaxation for yourself and baby. I do a fully body pamaper that massages you from head to toe. I work on relaxing you emotionally as well as physically. I'll do a consultation before and we will decide on the areas you'd like to be concentrated on, often pregnant women come to me with back ache and sore feet. this massage takes around 2 hours.
If you'd like something shorter I can concentrate on a specific body area such as the back, neck and shoulders or hands and feet. My service is very much a bespoke one that we create together to suit your needs on the day of the treatment. Please feel free to contact me on 07825 076 935 if you want to chat more indepth and privately or just want some advice about which essential oils to use. I can also help make up some creams and inhalations with essential oils that exstensive research has shown to make a significant difference during labour.
Whatever you decide I wish good luck for the future, its and exciting time and well worht it.
Please call me to discuss 01795 873452 or 07949 279589
Massage is a lovely treat for expectant ladies, a facial, foot leg massage is lovely, most salon dont like to do any sort of treatments in the early stages of pregancy, but once over the 3 months you are fine to have gentle massage it is so relaxing 7 benificial too. Congratulation by the way.
Hello Leanne, thanks for your question.
Although I would need to avoid certain points, I could work on the head, neck, shoulders and upper back, and I also offer reflexology which can be practised on the hands or feet. If you feel the hips, legs and lower back need attention it is safe to work gently in that area, with you lying on one side.
As a physiotherapist I have treated many pregnant ladies, and can offer a variety of advice if required.
Here at The Log Cabin we provide a pregnancy massage and we also provide Reiki treatments which are beneficial to both you and your baby. Massage during pregnancy is safe after the first trimester, at 38 weeks you would be positioned on your side for comfort rather than traditional massage positions of on front or back and adequate support or pillows would be given wherever required. Go ahead, treat yourself while you have the time before your baby arrives!
A massage is a great treat for a pregnant woman. After a massage, not only will your body feel better, and less fatigued, but your mental and emotional state may be better too. In addition, massage therapy helps with circulation and with muscle joint pain.
When I work with pregnant clients I tend to offer a bespoke service mixing manual lymphatic drainage for the legs, some medium pressure Swedish massage for the back (and as my colleague have rightly pointed out avoiding some specific pressure points that could induce labour), natural facelift for the face.
Working on the sides and in the supine position, using pillows to prop and support the client for maximum comfort.
Enjoy your pregnancy massages, whomever you choose to book with!
Hello Thank you for enquiring unfortunatley i am not qualified in pregnancy massage but there are alot of places that do it. Good luck i hope everything goes well. I hope i can help with any future treatments.
Kind Regards U-beauty
Hi Leanne, I can offer you a relaxing head, shoulder and foot massage using appropriate essential oils for pregnancy. Please email me if you would like more details or have any further questions.
At The Dragon Tree I can offer pregnancy massage up to due date as long as the pregnancy is normal. It can help with relaxation, aching back, shortness of breath, swollen ankles and release endorphins which can reach the baby. I have a treatment room at home, a room at The Cottage in Timberhill, Norwich, and offer mobile massage for the Norwich area. Please visit http://www.holisticbodyworknorwich.co.uk or thecottagebeauty.co.uk. for more details. If you are elsewhere, I would just say if you do have a massage make sure the therapist is qualified in pregnancy massage. Good luck !
Hi Leanne here at the north spa http://www.thenorthspa.co.uk we offer floatation therapy aswell as massage for pregnant ladies the floatation therapy is safe for the vwhole 9mth term and has been recommended in pregnency and birth magazine as one of the best ways to relax and relieve tired muscles etc when pregnant give us a call on 01744 755702
Hi Leanne - I'm a practising pregnancy massage therapist and baby massage tutor
based in Edgbaston, Birmingham and have worked with lots of pregnant women. Massage is wonderful during pregnancy as it relieves all the discomfort associated with carrying around a big bump! Many of my clients say they feel human again after having a massage. See my web site for details - http://www.therapy-hub.com