During pregnancy, hormonal changes cause ligaments and joints to soften leading to additional strain on the skeletal system. This often causes aches and pains most commonly in the hips, buttocks and lower back. The increasing weight of the baby can pull on the lumbar spine causing postural imbalances. These changes can be difficult to prepare for, but massage during pregnancy can help to reduce these discomforts and promote relaxation and a sense of well-being. Massage therapy during pregnancy can help:-

  • Ease muscle and joint strain
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Promote relaxation and sleep
  • Reduce oedema and blood pressure
  • Improve flexibility and energy levels
  • Support your physiological and emotional needs

Please note: If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy, please contact your GP before having a massage. If you are considered high risk, please also take the advice of your GP at any stage of pregnancy.