Postnatal massage

60, 75, 90 minute treatments (£45, £55, £65).

A woman’s body undergoes major transformations during pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.

Post-natal massage is nurturing, emotionally supportive and healing. It also helps to alleviate many physical discomforts.

During pregnancy the growing baby places huge demands upon the mothers own physical wellbeing. Her spinal and pelvic alignment changes along with the weight distribution which affects her balance and her sense of proprioception. Additionally, ligaments soften to enable childbirth, abdominal organs are compressed and blood volume increases changing respiration, and often causing swelling.

These changes do not miraculously revert back to a pre-pregnancy state over night following childbirth. It takes time, and sometimes a little help. Postnatal massage offers many benefits. It can: help to alleviate the muscle strain of pregnancy and childbirth, promote pelvic floor healing, rebalance the spine and pelvis,  promote healing after a Caesarian section, help to restore normal walking patterns, prevent and reduce back and neck pain caused by newborn care, and even aid the production of breast milk.

In pregnancy, many energetic changes naturally occur to sustain the growing baby; indeed the direction of the energy flow reverses in the lower three chakras. Simple Reike and Chakra balancing techniques may be incorporated into post natal massage when required to rebalance and redirect energy thus enhancing a woman’s sense of wellbeing.

Testimonials

I have finally found someone who knows how to release deep tension in my body in a nurturing way and it’s great that the clinic room enables me to bring my daughter when I need to.
Donna, Canterbury, 2012