With pregnancy comes many significant changes to the mothers body.

Every pregnancy is individual and the physical and emotional changes demands on the body equally so.

Studies have shown that massage performed during pregnancy may help to reduce anxiety, relieve muscle aches and joint pains and improve labour outcomes.

Other possible benefits include:

Improved circulation

Reduced swelling

Better sleep

 

Pregnancy massage can be enjoyed after the first trimester onwards and is carried out in a side lying position but if you would prefer to only have your back/neck/shoulders massaged, this can also be done in a seated position - either through clothes or with the back exposed.