PregnancyLast week, we began introducing you to the various types of massage we offer at the Forge. If you missed last week’s blog on reflexology, you can read it here. Today, massage therapist Giuliana Newman looks at another specialist massage she offers.

Pregnancy is an exciting time and is to be enjoyed! But it can also be quite stressful, especially if it’s your first time. There’s lots to think about and plan for and sometimes it can be difficult to relax.

Our specialised massage technique gives you an hour to unwind and to help address the changes happening in your body during this time of physical and emotional change .

As well as being very relaxing, a pregnancy massage can relieve some of the discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and oedema.

This treatment is performed lying sideways and is not suitable in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

The benefits of pregnancy massage include:

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety and promotion of overall wellness
  • Relief from muscle tension through carrying the extra weight
  • Reduction of stress on weight bearing joints
  • Increase in circulation and removal of toxins and waste products
  • Promotion of better sleep

The benefits are also communicated to the unborn baby who can sense and experience a time of calm in the mother during the treatment.

Giuliana enjoys building a rapport with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and, as an experienced mother of three children, is very happy to discuss any general concerns about pregnancy. She is also happy to recommend other therapies that may be of benefit to you during and after your pregnancy.

If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to call us. Giuliana is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Saturdays. To book, please call, email or book online.