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Pregnancy Massages in Brighton and Hove
Pregnancy is easier with prenatal massage from Match Skin Salon
As a pregnant woman, your body does such a wonderful job of providing food for a tiny human, as your joints and muscles support the baby’s weight for nine months, until the baby is ready to meet the world. Pregnancy is not easy, and first-time mothers especially struggle to adjust to pain from weight-bearing joints and discomfort such as back pain, headaches, leg cramps, heartburn stiffness and more.
You can enjoy relief from all the pain and discomfort with therapeutic prenatal massage at a premier spa treatment facility and skin care salon in Brighton and Hove. Pregnancy massage should be a part of your prenatal and postnatal care. Your options for chemical pain relief are limited during pregnancy, and massage serves as an excellent pain reliever for headaches, constipation, swelling around the ankles and any other discomfort or illness you experience during pregnancy.
At Match Skin Salon, our massage therapists spoil you with the most soothing relief you’ll ever experience. We’ve grown from a small business to one of the best spa treatment and skin salons in Brighton and Hove. The gorgeous interiors of our salon help to create a disconnect from the busy streets of Brighton. Relax and enjoy your massage in a serene, peaceful spa room and allow our masseuse to work their magic and relieve your aching joints and muscles.
When is a massage safe for pregnant women?
Massage is beneficial during pregnancy, but experts and medical professionals advise expectant mothers to be 12 weeks along before starting massage therapy for pain relief. It’s vital that you work with a qualified therapist who has experience performing prenatal and post-natal massages. The danger of working with an unqualified practitioner is that they could focus on the wrong pressure point that triggers uterine contractions.
Check with your doctor and healthcare provider to ensure the massage is approved for your condition. Some doctors might ask the therapist to avoid the abdomen and lower back areas. Therapeutic massages have improved physical and mental health for mother and child. Modern research has revealed that prenatal massage is a great addition for pregnant women, but only when performed by a massage therapist with a special certification in prenatal massage.
Questions to ask when scheduling a prenatal massage therapy
If you visit any spa treatment in Brighton and Hove for prenatal massage, these are some of the questions to ask. Your massage therapist should be able to answer your questions satisfactorily before proceeding.
How many hours of training have you completed?
A job as a massage therapist doesn’t automatically make you a prenatal massage therapist. The massage therapist should have completed at least 16 hours of prenatal massage training as most short, weekend courses don’t offer more than two hours of training.
How many pregnant women have you worked with?
You don’t want to work with someone who’s just starting out as a prenatal massage therapist and has no experience about where and how to massage pressure points on a pregnant woman. The average number is around 10 at least.
What is the process during the massage session?
All therapists have different equipment and positioning they use to achieve the results you want. The idea is to make you comfortable throughout the massage and sharing her process puts you at ease that she knows what she’s doing and practices safe techniques that won’t endanger your unborn child. For example, most therapist will only give you a massage when you’re in the Side-lying position for massage. Alternatively, you can lie face down with an orthopaedic body support or in a reclined supported position.
How hygienic is the masseuse?
The masseuse should be well dressed in clean clothes, have short nails and neatly tied hair. She should wash her hands with soap before and after a massage, use clean equipment and not have any skin conditions.
What are the benefits of massage for pregnant women?
Pregnant women find it hard to relax due to the stress they’re under throughout the day. Escape to our tranquil massage room where you’ll enjoy a full body massage with scented oils that will rejuvenate your skin. We’ll also provide you with support contraption for your growing baby, which helps your massage therapist massage your back and ease the tension of the extra baby weight wearing you down.
Massages are important for helping expectant mothers adjust to baby’s increasing weight and maintain good posture during changing alignment. The increased flexibility and muscle tone you gain during massages helps you carry the extra weight and relives muscle spasms, leg cramps and body aches.
Relieve from discomfort associated with pregnancy
Your prenatal massage therapist in Brighton and Hove focuses on acupressure points that relieve discomfort from lower-back pain, headaches, sciatica, muscular discomforts, stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, acid reflux, nasal congestion, oedema of the lower extremities, hip joint pain, shortness of breath, headaches, leg cramps and more.
Improves blood circulation from mother to child
Prenatal massage aids the flow of blood to the heart and boost blood flow to the placenta and uterus. Compared to pre-pregnancy levels, blood volume might increase up to 60% due to additional demand on the circulatory system.
When massage therapy is introduced to women’s prenatal care, studies have shown that it alters hormone levels associated with stress and relaxation. This improves cardiovascular health and mood regulation. Women should receive massages twice a week to reduce cortisol and norepinephrine (both associated with stress) and increase serotonin.
Why choose us?
We follow a rigorous process to handpick only the best licensed prenatal massage therapist to ensure all the relaxation needs of an expectant mother are met. All our Brighton & Hove massage therapist have undergone numerous hours of training to master the art and learn new techniques.
When you visit Match Skin Salon, you’re assured of impeccable service, friendly masseuse, serene environment and competitive prices that will keep you coming back for more massage even after you’ve delivered your beautiful baby.
Visit our website for more information or contact us on 01273719009 to book your free consultation!
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