Pregnancy Massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs.
It is also called a prenatal massage. The mother’s body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding.
Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Also, some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, cannot be used.
Certain areas of the body should be avoided during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.
At Serenity, we have a therapist who is highly qualified in pregnancy, and labour massage so do come and have a relaxing and pampering session! Massage to be used only after the first trimester, please.
What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?
If you have to cancel your appointment for any reason, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. Otherwise, we’ll need to charge you the full fee to cover the practitioner’s time.