Both of our highly qualified Clinical Massage Therapists hold further qualifications specifically in pregnancy massage and are able to provide expert treatment during pregnancy, targeting muscle balance and tension as well as promoting relaxation.
Our ladies love being treated on our special pregnancy bolster cushion which allows them to lie safely on their front during all stages of pregnancy, allowing for un-compromised treatment. Techniques are gentle but are targeted to muscle groups that are involved in pelvic girdle pain, or lower back pain.
From the very start, your body changes to accommodate new life and you have to mentally prepare for your new arrival. Massage treatments offer many fantastic benefits and even more so during and after pregnancy.
There are some extra precautions we consider for treatment during pregnancy which will be discussed at the time of treatment. We may ask for a referral letter from your GP or midwife if we have any concerns before treatment.
"During pregnancy 20-45% of women experience pelvic girdle pain and nearly 50% of all pregnant women experience lower back pain..."
Gjestland, Bo er al 2013; Pennick et al 2013; Vleeming 2008
Common symptoms during pregnancy:
Upper back pain
Pelvic girdle pain
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Is treatment safe during pregnancy?
Our Chiropractors, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapists are qualified and able to safely treat women throughout all stages of pregnancy.
Non-invasive and holistic therapies may be preferred during pregnancy due to their proven safety for mother and baby.
A variety of gentle treatment techniques can be used during each trimester which have been proven to be safe and effective.
Pre and Post Natal Chiropractic
Many women benefit from Chiropractic and hands-on non-invasive treatment pre and post-natally and to support them as their body adapts to the changes.
The prevalence of lower back, pelvic girdle and mid back pain increases dramatically during the second and third trimester. This is due to the overall equilibrium of the spine altering as pregnancy progresses.
All of our Chiropractors are qualified to treat during all stages of pregnancy and the post natal period and we regularly help women with their symptoms throughout their pregnancies.
WHAT HAPPENS AT AN APPOINTMENT
Your treatment will begin with a biomechanical and postural assessment.
It is recommended you wear loose clothing and bring a pair of shorts you can move in.
Clients are covered at all times during treatment and will only be asked to take off items of clothing if they are comfortable to do so.
Treatment may include: light or deep tissue massage techniques; mobilisation and stretching; soft tissue release; hot stones and massage using massage tools, Myofascial cupping, muscle energy techniques; kinesiology taping and remedial exercise.
Treatment will be tailored to your need.