The AMAZING Benefits of Pregnancy Massage!

Hi Ladies,

Today, I wanted to write about the AMAZING benefits of Pregnancy Massage. As many of you know, when going through your pregnancy journey, there are many changes to your body to accommodate your growing baby inside your belly & along with this, there may be some areas of tightness, pain, discomfort, sickness & anxiety . I want to stress to you that it is extremely important to not only look after your baby in your belly, but also You (the mother).

Many people seem to think that receiving a Pregnancy Massage would just be a "Treat". But I amon a missionto educate you that Pregnancy Massage is not a Treat, it is  "Treatment" & will help you along the way with all of your tightness, pain, discomfort , sickness & anxiety.

Pregnancy Massage Therapy can address the various physical changes of pregnancy: oedema, foot, leg or hand discomforts. Pain in the lower back, pelvis & hips. Swedish massage may facilitate gestation by supporting cardiac function, placental and mammary development, and increasing cellular respiration. It can reduce oedema and high blood pressure as well as contribute to sympathetic nervous system sedation.

There has been research on the benefits of touch is providing a contemporary for its reintroduction into maternity care.

Women who are nauseous and or vomiting through out their Pregnancy, experienced a decrease in these discomforts when they applied finger pressure to a specific acupressure point on their forearm several times a day.

Pregnant women massaged twice weekly for five weeks experienced less anxiety, leg & back pain. when compared with control groups who practiced relaxation only, the women who had had massage reported better sleep and improved moods, and their labour had fewer complications, including fewer premature births. (TField)

Studies show that women receive nurturing touch during later pregnancy, they touch their babies more frequently and lovingly.

During labour the presence of a doula, a woman providing physical and emotional support, including extensive touching and massage, reduces the length of labour and number of complications, interventions, medications and caesarean sections (Etal: C.Osborne-sheets 2001,  TField & PMA)

There is a profound physiological; functional, emotional relational & lifestyle changes occur during gestation & labour, often creating high stress levels. too much stress can negatively affect mum & infant health, resulting in reduced uterine blood supply and higher incidence of miscarriage, prematurity & other complications. Pregnancy Massage can help woman approach their due date with less anxiety as well as physical discomfort. Even apart from easing specific aches, massage can act as an overall tonic & increase the Expectant mothers body awareness.

With various forms of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, remedial, stretching, movement, traditional Chinese medicine & shiatsu may be applied through out Pregnancy, as well as labour & the Post Natal period, it is safe to say that Pregnancy Massage is extremely affective & safe. Whilst helping you treat the pain & discomfort you are experiencing.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to to contact me and ask, as I am more than happy to help you throughout your entire Pregnancy journey, Post Natal, Recovery & Beyond!!

 

~ Jess. Xx

Pregnancy Massage

The below is a post I have pinned to the Nurturing Massage & Fitness FB account.

Pregnancy Massage is so Beneficial for both Mum & Baby. It can help you to relieve your Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Pain, Sciatic Pain & it releases hormones tohelp you relax.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE BENEFITS

♡ Decrease Your Lower Back Pain
♡ Decrease Sciatic Nerve Pain
♡ Decrease Your Pelvic Pain
♡ Improve Your sleep
♡ Reduce Swelling & Oedema
♡ Stabilise Hormonal Changes
♡ Mother ~ Baby Connection
♡ Increase Your Relaxation to Reduce Anxiety

I am a Fully Qualified & Experienced Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage & also a Mum.

Feel at ease when booking with a Expert! 💜

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Pregnancy Massage helps ~ Symphysis Pubis Separation & Pelvic Girdle Pain

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would have a talk about the horrible Symphysis Pubis Separation or better know as PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN!!!! (Pregnancy Massage is something that can help you with this~ but we will get to that later)

Going through your Pregnancy Journey, there can be a lot of things changing to your body, as you grow your baby in your belly. One very common thing to experience is Pelvic Girdle pain, which is a separation or dysfunction of the Symphysis Pubis. The Pelvic Bones are generally well supported & kept stable with the supporting ligaments surrounding them. However, during Pregnancy, hormones are released and with the uptake of relaxin, there are changes to your ligaments. The increased laxity of the joint is designed to relax the Pelvic Bones & help facilitate a easier birth. but, with the laxity of the Pelvic joint, this can cause it to be unstable, with pain & discomfort on movement.

The specific area affected in SPD is the narrowest point of the bones in the pelvic girdle which lies directly in front of the bladder. The symphysis pubis is the region at the front of your pelvis which is normally covered by pubic hair.

Another contributing factor is the changes in weight distribution which create stress on the pelvis, the spine and all the structures which support them.

Symptoms are:~

  • Groin pain, sometimes a sharp & overwhelming pain in the region at the front of the pubic area.
  • Shooting/ Stabbing pain in your back & even sciatic pain.
  • Knee pain which may extend down to the ankles and the feet. This is generally a result of alignment problems further up in the pelvis.
  • Often the pain is worse at night when lying on the back. Turning over in bed and lifting the legs to get out of bed can exacerbate the pain.
  • A grating, clicking or grinding noise may be heard or even felt in the region of the pubic bone.
  • Abdominal pain may also be present, as the muscles try to stabilise the joint, however the abdominal muscles are already under considerable load with the growing uterus.

Recommendations to help relive the pain:~

  • Pregnancy Massage ~ I personally provide a very gentle yet effective treatment that focuses a lot on this area to help relieve this pain
  • (book online here ->). https://nurturingmassagefitness.com/book-online/
  • Take smaller steps when walking.
  • Do not push through pain.
  • Roll under rather than over when rolling in bed.
  • Sleep on your side.
  • Pillows!!!! Have a pillow in between your legs when sleeping on your side ( this will help stabilise the pelvic joint)
  • Do not cross legs when sitting.
  • Sit Tall with back support (have a pillow to help support your lower back ~ even keep one in the car)
  • Place a Ice Pack on the painful area for 5-10 minutes every few hours.
  • Wear a compression garment or support belt.
  • Pelvic Floor exercises that help to strengthen (I have one listed I use for my clients below)

Remember to talk to your Obstetrician / Midwife / Doctor about your pain & even go to a Womens Health Physiotherapist. I highly recommend Andrea Baker from Restore Pelvic Physiotherapy https://www.restorepelvicphysiotherapy.com/ if nothing else is helping you.

If you have any questions at all, please send me a message & I will be more than happy to help.

Jess. Xx