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A treatment that relieves Mums-to-be from pregnancy backache. Promotes profound relaxation for mum and baby. This massage is done in a sidelying position.
Many women suffer from aches and pains, stiffness and tension during pregnancy. Gentle massage can often help to relieve problems such as backache, sleeplessness, oedema, headaches, and other minor complaints.
Back pain is extremely common in pregnancy. It can be relieved by massage to the whole of the back area, the neck, legs, and feet, and by gentle stroking of the abdomen. (Done in a sidelying position) Poor circulation also affects many pregnant women, and can be helped by a general body massage, which stimulates and improves the blood flow throughout the body. Leg massage, stroking from the ankles up toward the thighs, can help relax the body, relieve pain and reduce swelling in the legs. For women who develop problems sleeping, the soothing effects of massage can help relax and calm. Some pregnant women claim that lightly massaging the abdomen can even help to send the foetus to sleep.
Pregnant women should check with their Doctor before having a massage. In cases where the Doctor recommends that the lower back and abdomen area should be avoided, massage can be done on the face, hands, arms, and feet to assist in relaxation.