Massage

Pregnancy massage

While any healthy, pregnant woman is able to receive massage, there are some precautions the massage practitioner must observe to ensure that their client is safe during and after the massage. Since the woman’s body is in a state of such physical and hormonal change, massage is limited to the second and third trimesters.

As with any massage, the massage practitioner should be alerted to any prescient health issues. This is especially important during pregnancy. Circumstances in which pregnancy massage should not be performed include high blood pressure, diabetes, fever, unusual abdominal pain or vomiting, or any malignant condition. Varicose veins and swelling are other conditions the therapist should be made aware of prior to the massage, though the service can still be safely performed in spite of these.

The practitioners duty of care to their clients and their baby is to ensure they are not put at risk. While any healthy, pregnant woman is able to receive massage as stated above it is important that the baby is safe throughout and so precautions must be observed to ensure that their client and their baby is safe during and after the massage.  

Claire has been offering pregnancy massage since 2003 when she qualified as a massage practitioner from the London College of Massage and then specialised in pregnancy and postnatal massage.  Over the years she has incorporated many different techniques to support each client and helps them find relief … using a variety of techniques including massage, acupressure points, rebozo and positioning as well as visualisations and breath work to support each client.

To book
Please contact Claire to check availability and to book an appointment.

Cost
£60.00 for a treatment that is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours depending on case history

Postnatal Massage

What are the benefits of massage in the postnatal period?

Postnatal massage is a wonderful way for new mothers to relax, rejuvenate, and release some of the stresses that their bodies have been under for nine months or they may be experiencing from feeding positions or from holding their babies. While the massage obviously feels fantastic, there are many other benefits.

The benefits of postnatal massage are in many ways similar to that of standard Swedish massage. These benefits include but are not limited to:
• Encouraging muscle relaxation and tension relief
• Reducing heart rate and blood pressure
• Increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow, therefore encouraging the body to release stagnant wastes held in the tissue
• Promoting deeper breathing, and an overall sense of well being
• Fostering faster repair and healing of stretched or strained muscular tissue
• Strengthening the immune system by encouraging the body to maintain or return to homeostasis (optimal balance in which the body best fights injury or illness)
• Satisfying the need for a nurturing touch

Other benefits from women who have experienced massage may include:
• Decreased instances of postpartum depression and anxiety (due to fewer stress hormones in the blood)

As with any massage, the massage practitioner should be alerted to any prescient health issues. This is especially important in the postpartum period. Varicose veins and swelling are other conditions the therapist should be made aware of prior to the massage, though the service can still be safely performed in spite of these.

What are the benefits of massage in the postnatal period?

Postnatal massage is very important too. The body has just been through a life changing experience. Every muscle in the body will have been affected. Massage helps to encourage the muscles to relax and return to their pre-birth position. Strain is also put on the neck when breastfeeding and massage really helps!

To book
Please contact Claire to check availability and to book an appointment.

Cost
£60.00 for a treatment that is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours depending on case history

Therapeutic Massage

What is massage?

  • The manipulation of soft tissue
  • Used as an effective treatment.
  • Intuitive holistic massage has a pronounced effect on all the systems of the body, as well as relaxing you mentally & reducing emotional turmoil.

Why Do People Develop Problems:

Stress, from work, relationships & life events. Poor posture, an accident or trauma caused by either an inefficient working environment, or habits formed while young; which reveal themselves in the form of aches & pains, or a reduced range of motion or movement (joints), or as muscle spasms, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), or low back pain etc

Why choose massage?

Massage feels good and is a pleasurable experience. It increases your body’s self-awareness and sensitivity. It helps reduce stress, tension & anxiety levels by calming the nervous system & has a centering / balancing effect. Massage can relax, focus & clear your mind.

Additional benefits include:

  • Posture improvement
  • Encourages self-esteem & a general feeling of well-being.
  • Improves your emotional awareness

We use only the best organic oils on our clients and ensure that they have been patch tested prior to the commencement of treatment.

Conditions

Stress & tensionTennis ElbowSoft tissue injuriesMigraines
Reduced movementTenosynovitisFrozen shoulderPeriod Pain
Irritable bowel syndromeJoint painRepetitive strain injuriesNeck pain
SciaticaLow back painBursitisTorn or strained muscles
TendonitisSprained ligament or joints

To book a consultation please contact us.

Therapeutic Massage is £60.00 for full body or £50 for Back, Neck & Shoulders.

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