The Santi pregnancy massage incorporates elements of the Swedish massage and is designed to relieve muscular aches and pains in your joints as well as reducing anxiety which can be common in pregnant mothers. Regular pregnancy massages have also been shown to significantly reduce the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body, improve labour and help you to feel more relaxed and rejuvenated. Our pregnancy massages are carried out by physiotherapists and osteopaths so that you are in trained medical hands for either a relaxing treatment or to treat specific issues such as lower back pain.
The pregnancy massage
Discover more about the benefits of the pregnancy massage and find out whether a pregnancy massage is right for you.
All your queries will be explained here; however, as with all treatments at Santi, if you have any more questions please get in touch on 020 7584 7000 to find out more or to book your free pregnancy massage consultation.
Why should I have a pregnancy massage?
Your well-being as a woman is particularly important during pregnancy. Sometimes though, it’s easy for your needs to be overlooked. You may be feeling stressed or overwhelmed with the impact pregnancy has on your mind and body. This gentle and soothing massage works to restore this harmony.
This massage, besides its health benefits is also a luxurious and rejuvenating treat for you. The popularity of the pregnancy massage is increasing all the time and it has shown to be highly therapeutic and beneficial for both mother and baby.
Santi will treat each mother as an individual and will listen to your requirements carefully. We will work out a perfect combination of therapy for you.
This treatment is particularly beneficial when repeated over time.
Who carries out the pregnancy massage?
The pregnancy massage is fully certified and performed by a qualified medical professional. From the first instance, our team will listen and advise you on what will be best for you. The best way to get the benefits of the treatment is to talk together to understand what works. You can relax safely in the knowledge that you are receiving a caring and expert treatment tailored to your needs.
What are the benefits of a pregnancy massage?
During your pregnancy, the body’s centre of gravity becomes misaligned. As your baby grows this causes changes in weight distribution and adds extra pressure onto the body.
The pregnancy massage will concentrate on gently relieving the pressure which builds up in your body, such as the lower back.
What a pregnancy massage can do for you:
Ease pain due to changes in posture as your pregnancy develops
Aid relaxation and relieve stress
Soothe tensions in your muscles
Banish niggling pain and stiffness
Help combat fluid retention particularly in the ankles and lower legs
This massage is great for relieving strained muscles, but also for lifting your mood. Stress Hormones are regulated by massage, which over time will act to improve labour. As you are relaxed, it can also work to relieve any symptoms of anxiety and insomnia.
How does a pregnancy massage work?
Our therapist will find a comfortable and safe position for you, usually resting you on your side. Organic oils will then be applied. Medium strokes are then carefully used, stimulating the skin and nerves.
By gently encouraging blood circulation, the oxygen and nutrients found in the blood are stimulated around your body.
The results are instant. As the muscles relax your nerves soothe to reduce both physical and emotional stress.
Is a pregnancy massage safe?
Absolutely. Our qualified therapists can fully explain the benefits of the pregnancy massage prior to your appointment.
We recognise that every expecting mother may have different needs so this treatment is very much structured around that.
We do recommend mothers who are at high risk during pregnancy to consult their doctor first.
We will also advise on the oils that are suitable.
An ongoing treatment plan is recommended; however, your therapist will be able to advise you accordingly.
Pregnancy massage prices start from £100
Are there any post-natal pregnancy massage treatments?
The pregnancy massage is also offered once you have had your baby. It works by relieving tension in your neck and back which can be caused by holding your baby.