Pregnancy Massage uses principles based on Swedish Massage techniques. This modality is successful in reducing muscle tension, improving blood flow and circulation. It is popular primarily because of its gentle quality.
Some precautions must be considered with this type of massage and can be discussed at the time of booking.
Positioning is considered for pregnancy massage as comfort and support is required.
Your overall comfort is my priority.
Enquire or book a pregnancy massage with Toni Nicol therapies for you or your loved one.
Indications from a 2010 study of massage during pregnancy and even labour; have shown strong and favourable outcomes in the health and well-being of women using this treatment. Women who regularly participate in this activity appear to suffer less depression during pregnancy and were prone to fewer prenatal complications. Back pain in most women in the three studies were reduced by the inclusion of massage in their lifestyle. These findings also suggest that women who use massage as a complimentary therapy during labour found their pain thresh-hold higher in the early stages of labour with up to 3 hour reduction in the total length of labour.*
*Sources of reference for the above point:
Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 Jan 1.