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Why receive massage during pregnancy?

 

Receiving pregnancy massage, especially weekly in the last trimester, is a real opportunity to prepare for your birth experience. Pregnancy massage provides a great and recommended a resource to both prepare for birth and process the birth postnatal.

Many women stop having treatments during their pregnancy due to fears that it may ‘harm’ their baby. Massage, in fact, helps your breathing, circulation, and muscle tone and provides a sense of calm often like no other therapy – all completely beneficial to you and your baby! A monthly treatment from the early weeks through until your due date will promote a greater sense of well-being and help keep your immune system strong, your joints supported and give relief to common pregnancy ailments such as restless legs, lower back pain and tense neck and shoulders.

 

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage:

 

  • Reduces stress hormones and produces oxytocin which is essential for a healthy pregnancy and easy delivery of your baby

 

  • Gives you physical and emotional well- being, protects from postnatal depression.

 

  • Better, more relaxed sleep

 

  • Headache and sinus congestion relief

 

  • Relieving tension from joints

 

  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and pain in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs

 

  • Corrects postural dysfunctions

 

  • Increases in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling in hands and feet

 

  • Preparing the muscles used during childbirth

 

  • Healthy and nourished skin Protects against stretch marks, in postnatal massage can reduce any stretch marks after pregnancy

 

Postnatal massage

 

It is the best way to care for yourself and your baby after birth. As a new mum, you need to take care of yourself while caring for your newborn. For mothers who delivered naturally or without complications, they can start their postnatal massage as soon as they are comfortable and ready. For caesarean delivery, it is best to wait for at least 2 weeks after giving birth or when the incision is properly healed before starting postnatal massage sessions. Sessions are usually scheduled weekly for the first 12 weeks postpartum. It can be done with the presence of your baby on a wide massage table or a futon. You can nurse your baby during the massage, to enjoy the connection while being cared for at the same time.

 

Benefits of Postnatal Massage:

 

  • Supports healthy lactation

  • Mum and baby bonding

  • Relieves lower back, shoulders and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding a baby.

  • Helps to eliminate excess body fluids and reduces fluid retention.

  • Helps in weight loss by giving a new tone to your muscles.

  • Helps you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to meet the needs of your newborn.

  • needs of your newborn.

  • Helps to avoid postnatal depression

  • helps to restore the uterus to its original state

 

If you had a birth without complications, I recommend it to start as soon as you can. If you had a cesarean section it is best to wait 2 to 3 weeks or when you feel ready.

 

 

Price list:

 

Pregnancy Lomi- Lomi Massage              90 min - €80

                                                                             60 min - €60

 

Designed for a woman in any stage of pregnancy. From a second trimester on, it is performed lying on your side. I use safe, gentle strokes and techniques to promote relaxation for you and your baby, but the same time effectively treating back tensions and blood circulation problems. 

 

It can be a great way of supporting yourself throughout the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and also preparing you and your baby for a relaxed birth.  Massage during pregnancy helps to avoid stretch marks, treats back pain, heavy legs, sleeping problems, but above all relaxes you and your baby, giving you time to connect and experience nurturing touch.

 

It is recommended to receive massage as often as you can during pregnancy, labour and after birth. 

 

Pregnancy Back, Neck, Shoulders, Head and Face Massage             40 min - €40

 

I use various techniques, safe during pregnancy. Positioning may vary from beanbags, side-lying, massage on the ball. It is designed to bring relief of your back, neck, shoulders and ribcage.

 

Labour Preparation Massage              60 min - €60

 

This is a massage performed from 38 weeks onwards. I use different techniques and acupressure points which help to prepare your body for labour or can assist you with inducing labour if required. Labour happens when the baby and your body is ready for it, but the massage of acupressure points may assist to speed it up.  

 

Postnatal Massage                         60 min - €60

 

This is a very gentle, relaxing massage, which helps you to deal with a new situation of being a mum, it helps to avoid postnatal depression and speeds up the recovery process after giving birth, helps to restore the uterus to its original state, supports healthy lactation, relieves lower back pain. These are only a few examples of many benefits of postnatal massage.

 

Labour Massage Class for Partners                        75 min - €60

 

One pregnancy massage session is recommended before the class.

 

Mum To Be Package - € 140

80 min Pregnancy massage

60 min Labour massage class or any 60 min treatment including Sound massage relaxation

30 min Back and neck massage or  feet massage (for you or your partner)

(a great option for weekends getaways in Cong,)

 

Discounts are offered for 4 or more pregnancy and 

postnatal massage.