Pregnancy Massage Sheffield
We are delighted to offer Pregnancy Massage in Sheffield. Our therapists provide a calming welcoming atmosphere in delivering Pregnancy Massage therapy at our clinic on Ecclesall Road.
Our qualified and experienced pregnancy massage therapist can help you cope with all of the main changes and hormones that your body goes through during each trimester.
Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and newborn health. Our highly experienced and qualified pregnancy massage therapist can help you cope with all of the major changes and hormones in your body during each trimester.
To book your appointment, please call the clinic or use the form below and we look forward to meeting and working with you soon.
TO BOOK YOUR PREGNANCY MASSAGE, PLEASE CALL THE CLINIC OR SIMPLY ENTER YOUR DETAILS BELOW AND OUR TEAM WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage in the First Trimester
The main goal during the first trimester is to make sure you’re relaxed and help you cope with all of the big changes and hormones in your body. with all of the big changes and hormones in her body. You can find a list below of the benefits of pregnancy massage during the first trimester.
Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can help to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Decrease symptoms of depression
- Relieve muscle aches and joint pains
- Improve labour and newborn health
What to expect from a Pregnancy Massage in the First Trimester
During this transitional stage, we can use breathing methods and visualisations to help you embrace the change in your body. This, combined with gentle soothing music in a calm environment, can help you achieve deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
At this stage, you may still be comfortable enough to lie on your tummy and on a massage table but, if not, there are many ways we can work around this to find a position where you’ll be most comfortable.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage in the Second Trimester
For pregnant women during their second trimester, a soothing massage is absolutely essential. Mothers usually feel well and have more energy during the second trimester, but aches and pains progressively increase as the baby grows. Massage promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, decreasing tension, stress, anxiety and depression caused by pregnancy’s hormonal changes.
Receiving regular massage and body conditioning during the second trimester helps relieve:
- Pregnancy’s unique aches
- Pains caused by the extra weight
- Changing structural alignment and hormones
- Demands of work, home and family
What to expect from a Pregnancy Massage in the Second Trimester
During the second trimester, pregnancy massage is typically performed in the side-lying position using specialised cushions or pillows, working on one side of your body and then the other. This position is most comfortable and safe, and it allows easy access to the hips, legs, back and arms.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage in the Third Trimester
During the third trimester, mothers can experience increased back and hip pain, swollen legs, restlessness and fatigue. Headaches are common too, especially as the due date approaches.
Massage during the third trimester can help to:
- Relieve aches, pains and cramps in the hips, back and leg muscles
- Decrease swelling in the arms and legs
- Reduce stress levels
- Reduce anxiety
What to expect from a Pregnancy Massage in the Third Trimester
Third-trimester massage sessions often include stretching and an exercise plan to help prepare your pelvis and legs for labour and delivery. There is also a focus on getting you comfortable and prepared for your labour.
For further information about pregnancy after 38 weeks take a look at our blog post.
How can a Pregnancy Massage help mothers prepare for Labour
With regards to labour preparation, massage therapy relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles, helping to improve the outcome of labour by preparing your pelvis and hip muscles, reducing stress levels and increasing your confidence and knowledge before labour starts.
Massage during labour by a trained therapist/doula is also very effective in facilitating labour and delivery with fewer complications and medical interventions.
Do I need a postnatal massage?
We’d strongly encourage you to continue massage therapy after having your baby, allowing you to embrace motherhood with new energy. Massage therapy after delivery helps with physical and emotional adjustments. You can find a list of the benefits of a postnatal massage below.
- It helps restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition
- Re-establishes pelvic structural integrity
- Supports healthy lactation
- Reduces stress hormones
- Facilitates healing of bladder disorders
- Post-episiotomy soreness, and C-section
- Massage relieves neck, shoulder and back pain after delivery
- Helps to speed up your recovery
- Releases the stress of labour
- Encourages structural realignment
- Promotes abdominal restoration
- Provides relief from the strain of caring for your child
You can find more information on postnatal recovery in our blog
When to book a Postnatal Massage?
Mothers who gave birth naturally or without problems can begin postnatal massage as soon as they are comfortable and ready. However, following caesarean delivery, it’s preferable to wait at least two weeks after birth or until your incision is completely healed.
During a postnatal massage session, you can nurse your baby while you receive a massage in a side-lying position. Bringing your baby with you avoids the need for childcare and helps alleviate your anxiety about leaving your newborn. Postpartum massage is an excellent technique to improve your bonding and attachment to your baby.
For anyone visiting the clinic, please be reassured that we have put in place the very highest of checks and procedures to ensure the clinic remains covid-secure. Throughout all of this, we will continue to do everything we possibly can for our community of clients who need are help more than ever!