Pregnancy Massage in Bromley

A pregnancy massage is a massage designed for a pregnant woman. Pregnancy massage involves light and relaxing strokes that improve circulation. 

Pregnancy massage uses Swedish-like massage movements with the least pressure and is customised as per individual needs. Our expert and experienced massage therapists will provide a customised pregnancy massage that will last around 60 minutes. The therapist will note all the concerns and pain and will provide a massage that will provide total relaxation. 

  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces joint and muscle pain
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Reduces swelling in ankles
  • Boosts and promotes healthy blood circulation
  • Reduces Briaxton hicks
  • Reduces pregnancy headaches

During the massage, your baby can feel the same way you feel. In general, the baby responds to the touch of the skin around the 13th and 14th week, but with prenatal massages, you can build a bond with your unborn baby and prepare you for the birth. 

FAQs About Prenatal Massage

Is Prenatal Massage Safe Throughout the Duration of Pregnancy?

You (along with your midwife or doctor) are in the best position to decide if you feel comfortable getting a massage because every woman experiences pregnancy in her own unique way and responds to the main physical and mental changes of pregnancy differently.

Massage is safe and may be a great supplement to prenatal care during a healthy pregnancy if the expectant mother is usually in excellent health.

Women can begin receiving massage therapy at any point during their pregnancy, regardless of whether they are in the first, second, or third trimester. Also, it is often both safe and advantageous to have massages up to and after the pregnancy's due date.

What Separates a Prenatal Massage from a Regular Massage?

A prenatal massage is calmer, gentler, and emphasises relaxation. Since your body may feel more sensitive overall during pregnancy, we use mild massage techniques. For instance, effleurages are lengthy, soft strokes with a calming effect. Being unable to lie on your stomach changes your posture as well. The baby also naturally affects the massage in some way. We will slightly modify the massage if the baby is moving a lot or not moving at all when you are moving. Also, we start the therapy with a longer questionnaire than usual to ensure that we are fully informed about how you are feeling, how your pregnancy is progressing, and if there is anything we should be aware of beforehand.

What Physical Benefits Can a Massage During Pregnancy Offer?

Besides providing you with some quiet, unwinding time to yourself, pregnancy massage can:

Promote blood flow to your placenta and other organs to aid with the distribution of fluid and nutrients. Increased circulation can also help avoid the development of varicose veins.

Promote lymphatic drainage, which helps your body get rid of toxins and treats water retention-related symptoms including swollen ankles and severe swelling.

Help stimulate an underactive digestive tract.

Relaxing the shoulders, lower back, hips, and upper back muscles can relieve discomfort brought on by changes in posture and hormone levels. The respiratory system can also gain from massages of the muscles surrounding the upper chest and rib cage, which can help ease breathing difficulties.

Assist in relieving nerve constriction brought on by muscle strain or water retention.

Maintaining awareness of your body's shifting shape will help you improve your relationship with it.

Extremely effective at encouraging sound sleep, deep relaxation, and a sense of well-being.

How Long Does Each Treatment Last? How Often Should I Have a Massage?

50–60 minutes will pass throughout your therapy. This is entirely up to you. As every woman and every pregnancy is unique, there is no universal response to this question. We advise visiting once a week in the final trimester if you are experiencing back and muscle discomfort, leg cramps, insomnia, and/or edoema.

We recommend weekly or three-weekly sessions for the best outcomes. When you're ready for another massage, your body often lets you know, and this is quite personal. The only thing I would advise is to book several sessions in advance if you prefer an appointment on a specific day and at a specific time (especially if you prefer an evening appointment) so that you may be sure of receiving your preferred appointment slot.