Postnatal massage

Massage immediately after you’ve given birth can feel amazing! Your body has been through a huge process where it has worked harder than it will ever work. Muscles after extreme exercise respond very well to massage which eases stiffness and encourages rest and relaxation.

You can have your baby with you if you would prefer and techniques will work around you and your baby’s needs. It is a time when you can reconnect with your body after birth and begin to process what has happened.

It supports the process which your body begins immediately of recovering and restoring itself to its non-pregnant state. For example supporting abdominal and pelvic floor toning, relieving back and shoulder aches, improving circulation, lymphatic and energy flows. It can help prevent or provide support for postnatal depression. It can relieve stress and trauma, especially if the birth did not go as expected. It supports healing from any effects of strains or medical interventions experienced. It provides support for the emotional demands of parenting, helps promote sleep and rest and offers support for breastfeeding.

“I had a massage the day after I gave birth. My whole body was aching and exhausted and so full of hormones that I hadn’t slept in days. This massage eased my aching body, made me feel grounded again, helped me to sleep deeply and helped me to start processing what had happened.”

What does a session involve?

The treatment will begin with a consultation and then will move into a full body treatment working directly on the skin using oil. I will bring a futon and all clean towels/linen required. We will need a warm quiet room, 2 glasses of water and enough pillows to make you comfortable. I will use towel and blankets to cover the rest of the body that is not being worked on for warmth and modesty. I prominently use a side-lying position for your comfort.

We usually will consider some self-care strategies in your preparation for birth such as stretches and exercises, breathe awareness and grounding techniques. I also teach yoga for pregnancy and I am experienced in how movement can support pregnancy and birth preparation.

Practicalities

I can either come to your home or I give treatments in The Bodywork Centre 4 Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH

I will provide oil, clean linen/towels and a futon for working on the floor. If I am coming to your home I ask that you provide a warm room, enough pillows for your comfort and 2 glasses of water.

Costs

Full body massage for 1 ¼ hours  £50.00

Gift vouchers available

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