Pregnancy Massage & Post Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy is a time of transformation, physically and emotionally. A lot of strain is placed on your body and mind when opening this new chapter in life. As your pregnancy progresses your body must adjust in order to carry the extra weight. This results in a change in alignment placing strain on your weightbearing joints.
An effective way to help balance yourself and relieve physical and mental fatigue is through pregnancy massage. Pregnancy massage at Total Mums focuses on the specialised needs of a mother to be. It can help to reduce back and joint pain and can improve circulation and therefore reduce swelling. It also very importantly increases dopamine and serotonin levels resulting in reduced stress, anxiety and depression. This can assist you to sleep better resulting in significantly better immunity, improved moods and a feeling of general well being.
Massage following your pregnancy is also a good way to relax and recover or to treat yourself and we also offer this service
At Total Mums you can rest and feel confident knowing that if you are pregnant or during post pregnancy, your massage will be carried out by a physiotherapist with a special interest in women's health. Unlike most other places that offer pregnancy massage, your physiotherapist at Total Mums specialises and has an interest in women's health and they will ensure you receive a safe and relaxing massage.
Avoid Massage if:
- your LMC has advised against you having it
- if you have high blood pressure
- if you have pre-eclampsia
- if you feel light headed or sick