We have Therapists highly trained to help mums to be relax and unwind
What is a pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy is an amazing and exciting event in your life. During this time, your body is going to change to meet the needs of your growing baby and massage is an excellent way of helping your body adapt to these changes.
Pregnancy Massage is highly beneficial for both the mother and baby. Massage can support a feeling of well-being and comfort during this time and can also help you to prepare for birth.
At all times throughout the massage, you will be comfortably supported by pillows and will lay on one side, then the other throughout a most enjoyable massage.
Massage Pregnancy in early pregnancy
It is often advised that massage should only be carried out after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
How will you benefit from Pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy Massage can help with the many changes that your body and emotions undergo both during pregnancy and after the birth itself:
- promotes general relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves circulation for both mother and baby
- Alleviates back, neck and shoulder pain
- Helps relieve sciatic and sacro-iliac pain
- Helps reduce water retention (oedema), especially swollen ankles and legs
- Promotes pelvic floor healing and rebalances the pelvis and spine facilitates healing after a caesarian
- helps restore and normalize abdominal structures
Are there points in the body which shouldn't be worked on in pregnancy?
Yes, there are areas around the shoulder and heels where care needs to be taken. The prenatal massage takes these into consideration and the skilled therapist has been trained to deliver a safe and effective massage keeping your safety as paramount.
To discuss your requirements, call us on the number at the top of this page where we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Is Prenatal massage good for the baby?
Absolutely! What’s good for mum is good for baby. When you receive a relaxing prenatal massage, the body naturally secretes endorphins.
These “feel good” hormones cross the placenta and ultimately soothe and relax your baby. It is quite common to feel your baby move in response to the massage!
Prenatal massage also helps to:
- remove toxins
- improve quality of sleep
- reduce swelling/Oedema in joints
- regulate stress hormones
- aid lymphatic drainage
How do we work?
Massage is like a cross between acupressure, Yoga , and Zen shiatsu and is inspired by Buddhist teachings.
The actual massage consists of slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body's energy lines, also called sen in Thai. Over 70,000 sen are said to exist within the body, and Thai massage concentrates on applying pressure along 10 of the most important sen, using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet.
The effort from the practitioner works to free tension within the body. Practitioners also position the body into yoga-like poses and gently rock the body to open the joints and facilitate limbering.
The Specialists in Thai Massage in Birmingham
The following are some of the benefits of traditional Thai massage
- Increases flexibility and range of movement
- Eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms
- Improves postural alignment
- Calms the nervous system
- Promotes a deep sense of relaxation with an increased energy level.
- Allows for a significant release of deep, emotional distress
- Stimulates blood circulation and lymph drainage
- Stimulates internal organs
- Relieves fatigue , swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches
Massage can be strenuous for the practitioner. To become a master, it is said that the best place to learn is where the therapy originates. The well known school at Wat Po in Bangkok and in Chiang Mai, The Institute of Thai Massage, both in Thailand, are famous for their teaching of the ancient art.
It is also possible to receive instruction in the United States from teachers who studied in Thailand.
Our practitioners of massage are all highly trained and taught the most important aspects of the meditative spiritual awareness, mindfulness, and concentration.
Correct body positioning and posture control while giving a massage are of vital importance to the practitioner in order to avoid injury, especially to the back.