Pregnancy massage is essentially the same as standard massage with modifications and extra support for the mother's body, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Modifications include avoiding certain areas of the body and not using deep tissue massage techniqes.
Pregnancy massage is very relaxing and has been found to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Physical benefits include decreased swelling in the arms and legs, and relief from aches and pains in the back and other muscles and joints
As well as the physical bennefits, pregnancy massage can often provide much needed emotional support during pregnancy.
Practitioners offering Pregnancy Massage at the Cotswold Health Centre
Caroline Staunton Grace Breathe