Pregnancy is a special time, however, as your body changes it can bring about many aches and pains, especially in your later months of pregnancy. Massage can be an excellent way to relieve pregnancy ailments.

Massage in pregnancy can be administered with or without essential oils. If you choose to have an aromatherapy massage (with essential oils), then I will select and blend appropriate essential oils considered to be the most beneficial for the condition you are presenting with.

Benefits Of Massage In Pregnancy And Childbirth?

Clinical research suggests that massage during pregnancy can support the physiological, structural, and emotional well-being during your pregnancy. Receiving regularly massage during your pregnancy has proven to aid relaxation, which encourages the natural onset of labour, improving the chances of a normal birth.

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Massage can also be used to help with:

Back and hip pain

Pelvic girdle pain

Sciatica, cramp

Muscle tension


Aids rest and relaxation to improve quality of sleep

Increase energy levels

Improves circulation which improves nutrition through the placenta to your baby

Improve posture


Relief of varicose veins

Stress, anxiety and depression

Carpal tunnel

Reduces chances of birth complications

Following childbirth, massage can aid recovery physically and emotionally, assisting the body’s natural healing response.

A happy, relaxed, stress free mother-to-be is one who is more likely to cope well with labour, relax, have a positive birth experience and bond well with her baby afterwards.

Teaching Partners Massage Techniques

Massage can be used during labour to relief stress and ease tension. A well- prepared partner offering support through massage can be of great benefit and comfort to you during labour.

I offer sessions to demonstrate and equip you and your partner with techniques to utilise massage for pregnancy and labour. The training gives you both a feeling of control and empowerment by having tools which can be used for relaxation prior to and during labour.

Research has shown:

Women who received massage from their partners during labour reported less anxiety and pain

Women had less depressed moods

Women demonstrated less agitation and more positive effect following the first massage during labour

Massage mothers also had significantly shorter labours, shorter hospital stays and less postpartum depression

In addition, massage lowered fathers’ anxiety and improved martial adjustment.

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