Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage, or Prenatal Massage, is a safe and effective specialist treatment for mothers to be. This massage therapy is designed for any stage of a women’s pregnancy and is healthy way of reducing stress by promoting overall body well-being.

With the joys of pregnancy its development comes with many changes to a expectant mother’s body, adding pressure on joints, ligaments and organs, often contributing to discomfort and pain. This technique promotes well-being to not only mother to be, but also unborn baby, by helping to alleviate aches, pains’ and common problems associated with pregnancy. Having regular Pregnancy Massage throughout a women’s pregnancy can help mothers more aware of her own body which can help with the ability to relax during the first stage of labor.

The benefits of Pregnancy Massage includes:

  • Enhances the function of muscles and joints

  • Improves circulation

  • Sluggish bowl movement

  • Relieves mental and physical fatigue

  • Release muscle tension

  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Reduce emotional stress

  • Release compression on the nerves

  • Improve sleep

  • Induces deep relaxation

  • Reduce labor complications

What to Expect

Before treatment can begin our therapist will discuss your medical history including information about your pregnancy to date and what symptom(s) you have presented with. This will give the therapist a clear idea of the individual needs of the patient. They will also discuss your treatment option, agree a course of action and obtain your consent. You may withdraw your consent to treatment at any stage.

Once consultation has been completed you will be asked to remove your clothing to your level of comfort. The therapist will leave the room for your to get undressed. You will be asked to lie on the treatment bed covering your body with towels provided, covering the body except the area which is being massaged.

Relaxation music is played throughout your treatment, however if you find music distracting please tell your practitioner. Massage oil or lotion are used in your treatment, If your allergic to oils or lotions please let your practitioner know.

As your treatment begins your therapist will check on the pressure and your comfort, however if you are feeling uncomfortable at any time please tell your practitioner. Comfort is important and our therapist can change your position at any point of your massage to suit you. As an expectant mothers body shape and posture changes our therapist will make accommodations to adapt the anatomical changes throughout your pregnancy.

If you’re considering treatment we suggest contacting your midwife or GP before booking your appointment to check that they are happy for you to go ahead. Massage an only be carried out after the first trimester. If necessary our therapist my refer you to other healthcare professionals, such as your GP or midwife, a consultant or others.

We can insure that personal information and medical history provided are kept strictly confidential. The information will not be disclosed without your written consent. You are safe in the knowledge that at Widnes Pregnancy Massage all therapists are certified and has undergone specialist prenatal training.