Being pregnant is the perfect time to pamper yourself with a relaxing massage. Indulging in a professional massage is a great way to make your journey into motherhood a little more comfortable. Not only can it help you feel supported, it can also help soothe any aches and pains accompanying your pregnancy.
If you’re in the mood for self-care, read on to learn more about how a massage in Twickenham may be just what you’re looking for.
Please bear in mind that although the information and tips in this blog are helpful, pregnant women should always consult with their GP/midwife before having a massage to check that it’s ok in their specific case.
Benefits of a massage during pregnancy
It’s no secret that the body goes through many changes during pregnancy. These changes can show up in both physical and emotional ways. Fortunately, getting a massage provides many benefits to both the body and mind. Not only can it support your body’s removal of toxins by improving circulation, it also helps reduce stress, improve your mood, raise your energy levels and aid relaxation.
A pregnancy massage can also help relieve uncomfortable physical symptoms that you may experience when you’re expecting, such as back pain, sciatic pain, tired legs and swollen feet. Plus, a massage stimulates the release of endorphins, also known as the body’s natural painkiller.
After your baby is born, a massage can help relieve any postnatal stress you may be feeling.
Is a massage safe when pregnant?
A properly trained massage therapist can help safely relieve discomfort and tension during pregnancy, but people often wonder whether getting a massage during pregnancy is safe.
The answer is, it depends. While a pregnancy massage is considered safe in most cases, we want to reiterate that pregnant women should always consult with their GP or midwife before having a massage to ensure that it is appropriate in their specific case.
For example, your doctor may advise you against a pregnancy massage if you’re at high risk of miscarrige, you’re in the first trimester, or if you’re experiencing morning sickness or nausea.
Our relaxing massage treatments
We believe that everyone deserves to feel relaxed, especially during pregnancy and post-birth. Our professional massage therapists are trained in a variety of massage techniques as part of our holistic approach to physiotherapy.
With our hands-on approach, we can help you nurture your body and mind by managing physical and emotional symptoms. Even just one massage can help you relax tense muscles and increase your flexibility so you can feel more at ease.
While pregnancy can be a magical time in a woman’s life, it can also be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. Our hope is that with our relaxing therapeutic massages, you can feel the lightness, happiness and ease you deserve.
Get in touch
If you’re pregnant and want to benefit from a pregnancy massage, please feel free to get in contact or give us a call on 020 8898 1231. We are happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on the benefits of our massage treatments.