Pregnancy is a stressful time, physically as well as emotionally. Your body undergoes some fundamental transformations including postural and hormonal changes, along with an increase in plasma and blood volume. Even your organs shift position as your pregnancy develops.
Prenatal Massage has many benefits, not just for you but also
for your baby.
Together, these effects can put significant pressure on the body, particularly on the spine, neck and weight-bearing joints.
A growing body of research indicates that regular Prenatal Massage provides a safe, drug-free, relaxing way to minimise and relieve the common discomforts of a developing pregnancy.
There’s also increasing evidence that Pregnancy Massage can improve not only your own physical and mental wellbeing but also that of your baby.
Prenatal Massage is both safe and beneficial for the majority of mothers-to-be. You can start after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, up to and past your due date in healthy pregnancies.
There are some instances when massage may not be appropriate, particularly in a high-risk pregnancy or with certain health conditions (diabetes or morning sickness for example), so it is always advised to check with your doctor or midwife first or call Chloe to discuss.
Pregnancy massage has been found to relieve back, muscle and joint pain, sciatica, leg cramps, headaches and reduce swelling and stress. It is a popular alternative for pain relief, as medications are often limited.
If you have had a massage before, then you know how great it feels but pregnancy massage is a little different. For example, the positioning during the massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby. Techniques are adjusted and changed to accommodate the pregnancy. The massage is always tailored to meet individual requirements.
The best position during massage is on your side with pillows for support, which provides the most stability for the baby and is also most comfortable for you.
There are some instances when massage may not be appropriate, particularly if it is a high-risk pregnancy or you have certain health conditions this can be discussed with Chloe or it is always advisable to check with your doctor or midwife before having a massage.
Chloe does not massage the abdomen during the treatment, pregnancy massage concentrates on the muscles of the body and ensuring relaxation, releasing tension in the muscles and ensuring this is carried out in a safe and comfortable positioning.
Grape seed oil is one of the best oils to use during pregnancy, as it’s perfect for massage and yet doesn’t leave greasy or sticky residue.
Avoiding the use of essential oils during pregnancy is recommend. This is purely a precautionary measure, and is simply because you may not always know the chemical composition of the oils, or what effect – if any – they could have on a developing baby.
There are acupressure points on feet and hands that are known to stimulate contractions, but only if they are worked specifically and accurately. Gentle massage to assist with swelling or joint pain is safe for most women.
Hear what others have to say
“Chloe never dissapoints , I have always suffered with my back especially since having a second baby ! Her pregnancy treatment made me feel like a new woman while I was suffering with achey legs and back , her products and environemnt are both relaxing and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble , even if I’ve messaged her to see me at short notice because of a flare up she’s amazing and always trys her best to get me in .. more importantly she listens , locates the issue and gets it solved. Highly recommended ! X”Amazing therapist!
“I am a professional mixed martial arts fighter, and I have been for a number of years with much experience in pushing my body to the limits physically. I have been to different osteopaths, physiotherapists and masseurs over the years but Chloe is by far the best in order to help my body recover. Not only is she very knowledgable about her trade, she is also super friendly and helpful whenever I want to ask any questions relating to any injuries I may have. Thoroughly recommended, and I could not even think about doing an 8 week training fight camp without Chloes help.”Can I recommend enough
“Thanks Chloe for the excellent service you provide - nothing is too much trouble. Amazingly accommodating for working parents. Chloe goes the extra mile to make sure that all my ailments are addressed during the session regardless of the time it takes! Thanks Chloe”Great service
“Relaxing, enjoyable and very professional”A very relaxing experience
“Chloe is very professional and I felt very comfortable during the treatments I have had with her. I have a back condition and have found Chloe’s massages to help with this, Chloe has also helped me with shin splints as well. I’m happy to recommend Chloe to everyone, in fact my fiancé and mother have both visited Chloe too and were very pleased with the results.”Very knowledgable and great treatments