Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life but it can take its toll on your body! Ease away the stress of life with a massage in our stunning Practice at Pensthorpe Natural Park.
About Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage is similar in many ways to a normal massage, the main difference being that the techniques used in pregnancy are adapted to maintain the wellbeing of mother and child. Techniques vary from a firmer and deeper massage to relieve sore muscles or a softer massage to help relax the expectant mother. Pregnancy pillows are used during the massage for added support, comfort and to relieve pressure on your back. It’s a perfect opportunity to unwind and reconnect during these overwhelming but precious days.
The Key Benefits
As well as a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation, this treatment can help to: reduce levels of stress and anxiety, ease aching muscles and joint pains and enhance your sleep. It also improves comfort by reducing general water retention and swelling by focusing on increasing blood circulation around the affected area, as well as addressing upper and lower back issues.
We recommend booking a pregnancy massage any time after the first trimester (12 weeks).
The third trimester of any pregnancy is often filled with excitement and preparation for the birth and the baby. It is also a common time for a woman to feel the effects of her ever-growing baby on her body. Lower back, hip and pelvic discomforts are often common complaints in the final stretch of pregnancy.
For most women, the opportunity to get a few days of relief from any pregnancy discomfort is a blessing. By applying just a few strategically placed strips of this often colourful tape to the abdomen and back, RockTape can instantly provide relief to the discomforts of a growing baby bump. Unlike a pregnancy belt, RockTape is comfortable and allows you to move and sleep while still getting relief. The tape can be worn for days at a time and reapplied to suit your needs when necessary.
A simple belly belt and sling (as demonstrated in the photo above) can be applied by your Practitioner after treatment or partner at home. This application will help to lift and support your bump, distribute the weight of the baby evenly, reduce pressure on nerves and ligaments, stimulate muscles for improved posture and improve circulation in restricted areas.
How it works
When applied correctly, RockTape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin. It is believed that this has three main effects:
- Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area
- Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers
- Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness
Ready for a Treat?
If you would like to book a pregnancy massage at Creative Chiropractic, you can call our friendly reception team on 01328 854325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact the Practice if you would like to find out more information about the treatments that we offer or for further advice on your pregnancy.
1 hour – £48
30 minutes – £32
Kinesiology tape – additional £3
Thinking of someone else? This is the perfect present for all mums-to-be. Gift Vouchers are available for all of our treatments from Reception.
Learn more on how RockTape can help you during pregnancy with this article by Olivia Barton.