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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Carrying a baby places a great strain on a women’s body.  A pregnancy massage has the aim of bringing comfort and relaxation to the expectant mum.  It is tailor made specifically to the needs of the pregnant woman and their changing body.

As a woman’s body and shape changes, the position of the pelvis and overall posture will alter the function and action of major muscle groups and can cause pain and discomfort.  Therefore the treatment of these changing muscles is a crucial part of maintaining as much comfort and support as possible.

Correct positioning during a pregnancy massage is crucial for comfort and relaxation and should be evaluated at each stage of pregnancy.

Side lying is the most popular position which enables the spine to be aligned whilst supporting the baby. Alternatively treatment can take place in an ergonomically designed chair.

Treatment can include many types of massage and other modalities aimed at bringing comfort and aiding relaxation.

Pregnancy massage is a reason to take timeout for the mind and body which is an important part of an expectant mother’s journey.

As well as helping the body adjust during pregnancy massage can also help the body and mind adjust after the baby arrives.

Specific reported benefits include:

  • Lessening sciatic pain
  • Easing swelling of hands, feet and ankles
  • Improving circulation to deliver optimum oxygen and nutrients to mother and baby
  • Aiding relaxation and sleep
  • Loosening tight muscles to reduce calf cramps and lower back pain
  • Increasing blood and lymph flow to help reduce fatigue
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Help relieve anxiety and depression

A pregnancy massage can last anywhere from 30 minutes upwards, however 60-90minutes is recommended to benefit completely from the relaxation associated with massage.  However comfort and tolerance will ultimately determine the length of the session.

Please contact the practitioner directly for their charges.

A woman’s body goes through huge changes from the moment of conception.

It is therefore vital that therapists undertaking pregnancy massage are trained and demonstrate knowledge about the anatomical and physiological changes that take place during pregnancy.

Clare Corcoran and Claire Collis are both qualified massage therapists, with specific training in pregnancy massage.  For more information or to book please contact them directly.


Clare Corcoran massage therapist

07742 145390

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