A combination of techniques are used to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. These are often caused by a shift in the centre of gravity and changes in the body to facilitate childbirth.
Massage reduces peripheral swelling, reduces anxiety, assists in sleep issues, alleviates muscle cramps and back pain. Care must be taken during the first trimester but Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy.
Various techniques are used as the client progresses through the pregnancy and massage may be performed whilst she is lying on her side or seated. Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is also said to shorten labour time and the return to optimal fitness after birth.