Spoil yourself or a friend – pregnancy massage gift certificates that can be emailed or posted to you the same day. Some reasons why prenatal massage is great for both the Mum and Baby
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Pregnancy Massage Package
Relaxing massage and pamper package for the Mum-to-be. Great for you or as a gift for a friend, suitable for after the first trimester. Fully qualified massage therapists.
Pregnancy massage packages for Mum-to-be – book online or order instant gift voucher
Pregnancy Massage Benefits
Pregnancy massage is one of the most pampering and beneficial gifts you can give you to yourself or the Mum-to-be. See also our pregnancy products and gift pack. As well as being deeply relaxing and a lovely way to spoil yourself, pregnancy massage is also great for the health of you and your baby.
Massage whilst you are pregnant has a wide range of great of health benefits for you, including…
- Pregnancy massage relieves muscle spasms, cramps associated with the stress of extra weight bearing and physical changes that occur during your pregnancy.
- It reduces stress and allows you to relax, both important for during the pregnancy and labor.
- The health of your baby is enhanced by the pregnancy massage through increasing blood circulation, lymph circulation, reducing edema and increasing cellular respiration.
- Massage makes you feel nurtured and pampered and this can then be passed onto the baby
- Pregnancy massage assists in reducing the stress in the weight bearing joints and other bone and muscle structures.
- Helps maximize breathing capacity which is needed during labor and delivery.
Mostly pregnancy massage makes you feel fantastic.
There are a couple of packages you can choose from. All of these are available for after your first trimester.
Pregnancy Massage and Essential Oils
Essential oils, when used safely, can help with some of the minor troubles that come with being pregnant.
These can include morning sickness, back ache, oedema (swollen legs and ankles), varicose veins and exhaustion.
Essential oils can also be handy during labour to ease pain and facilitate delivery.
Nausea, which normally occurs in the first three months but which can continue for the whole pregnancy, is often one of the first signs a woman is pregnant. Inhaling essential oils in a steam bath can help or leave to warm in an oil burner. We like basil, ginger and lemon as a combination.
Also another early sign of pregnancy. Prepare essential oils in a base carrier with no more than three drops in two tablespoons of carrier oil, and then massage in a clockwise direction on your belly. You can also use the oils in the bath and a healthy diet and drinking lots of water will also help. Oils to use? Rosemary, ginger and orange.
By the beginning of the second trimester, your clothes will be feeling tighter as your abdomen swells. Halfway through you will feel the first movements. Start using essential oils at this time to prevent stretch marks. Geranium is fantastic for the skin, as is frankincense and lavender. Use in a carrier oil that is enriched with some avocado oil or olive oil and massage daily.
Very common during pregnancy, as your baby grows so does the pressure on your back. Sitting and standing correctly can help but will usually occur at some stage. Massage with essential oils goes a long to help. Prepare a carrier oil with basil, marjoram and lavender
Varicose Veins/Swollen legs
Resting with your feet raised helps here and drinking lots of water. You can also use a carrier oil with fennel, juniper and lemon. Don’t massage the legs with this, just gently rub on and leave with your legs raised.
For self massaging:
After the first three months, gently massaging the abdomen in the morning and evening with a suitable oil blend can help to prevent stretch marks, also the warmth of your touch is very relaxing to both mum and baby.
For partners to do:
Back relief: Pregnancy can put a great deal of strain the curvature of the lower spine and the surrounding muscles, sometimes leading to chronic back pain. While your partner lies sideways, focus your strokes on the lower back and buttock, enabling the area to release its tension.
Circulation: Smooth, flowing, and soft effleurage movements, stroking up over the feet, ankles and legs, will help boost circulation and to reduce the likelihood of puffy ankles and varicose veins.