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All about pregnancy massage

Pregnancy is a time when your body goes through some amazing changes. As your baby grows, you may find that you need a little help to relax and feel comfortable. That's where prenatal massage comes in!

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about prenatal massage? You're in luck! This post covers everything you need to know about getting a prenatal massage.

From what to expect, to how it can benefit you and your baby, we've got all the info you need! So read on, mama-to-be, and learn all about this wonderful way to relax and promote healthy pregnancy.

What is a pregnancy massage?

A pregnancy massage, also known as a maternity massage or a prenatal massage, is a type of massage for expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and can help with a variety of common discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as back pain, fatigue, and swelling. A prenatal massage (or maternity massage) can be given at any stage of pregnancy after the third month, but is often most beneficial during the second and third trimesters.

What are the benefits of prenatal massage?

Prenatal massage has a number of potential benefits for pregnant women and their babies. There are a number of potential benefits to pregnancy massage, including relief from back pain, headaches, and fatigue.

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Massage can help to:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Relieve muscle aches and pains
  • Reduce swelling
  • Promote better sleep
  • Boost energy levels

Additionally, prenatal massages can help promote relaxation and reduce stress.

Prenatal massage may also help to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Studies have shown that prenatal massage can:

  • Improve labour outcomes by reducing the need for pain medication and the length of labour
  • Decrease the incidence of postpartum depression
  • Improve mother-infant attachment

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Why might I need a pregnancy massage?

There are several reasons why you might consider getting a pregnancy massage. For many women, prenatal massages can help relieve some of the common discomforts that come along with pregnancy, such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

Additionally, prenatal massages can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. For some women, pregnancy massage can also help with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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How is a maternity massage different from a regular massage?

Pregnancy massages are specifically designed to meet the needs of pregnant women. The therapist will use different techniques and positions to accommodate your growing belly and avoid putting any unnecessary pressure on your abdomen.

Your massage therapist will use specially designed pillows and positioning to ensure your comfort and safety during the massage. They will also avoid using any pressure points that could trigger contractions.

How often should I get a prenatal massage?

You can get a pregnancy massage as often as you like. Some women opt to get one at least once a week, while others get them more frequently. Most experts recommend getting a pregnancy massage once per week during your second and third trimesters.

When can I get a prenatal massage?

Pregnancy massages are not recommended before the third month of pregnancy. Additionally, if you have any medical conditions that could be aggravated by massage, such as high blood pressure or a history of blood clots, you should check with your doctor before scheduling a prenatal massage.

It is always important to consult with your healthcare provider before getting any type of massage, particularly if you have any medical conditions.

How to book a pregnancy massage near me

Booking a maternity massage near you is easier than ever!

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Most prenatal massages are performed by licensed massage therapists who have experience working with pregnant women. You can book a prenatal massage at most spa or massage therapy clinics.

Additionally, many chiropractors and physiotherapists now offer prenatal massages. If you have a regular healthcare provider that you trust, you may want to ask if they offer prenatal massages or can recommend someone who does.

Prenatal massages are also available at some hospitals. If you're interested in learning more about prenatal massages, speak to your doctor or midwife about what options are available at your hospital.

Pregnancy massage in London

Wecasa's network of qualified mobile massage therapists are available all throughout the London area and are skilled in prenatal massage.

To book a prenatal massage with Wecasa, simply enter your postcode into the search bar on our website and book an appointment that's convenient for you. We'll send a qualified therapist to your home, office, or hotel room at the time of your choosing!

At-home prenatal massages

If you're not able to make it to a spa or massage therapy clinic, don't worry! Wecasa offers at-home prenatal massages so you can enjoy all the benefits of prenatal massage in the comfort of your own home.

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