Maternity Massage with Ruth

Maternity Massage is an adapted form of body work specifically designed for use during your pregnancy, nurturing you and your changing body shape.

Massage during pregnancy has significant benefits for both mother-to-be and developing baby. As your body adjusts to prepare itself for labour, massage can help alleviate aches and pains and provides invaluable time for rest and relaxation.

Massage during pregnancy can help alleviate tension and reduce stress whilst improving circulation, in turn increasing the supply of oxygenated blood and nutrients to mother and baby.

As the baby grows in the womb, the mother’s centre of gravity gradually shifts; as the weight of baby and mother increases, added stress is placed on joints. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause joints to loosen leading many women to experience discomfort, particularly in the lower back and pelvic regions. Appropriate massage can support your body throughout these changes.

Additional benefits include:

  • Promotes relaxation and helps to reduce stress.
  • Helps minimise back and sciatic nerve pain
  • Relieves muscle aches and leg cramps
  • Helps to improve circulation and relieve water retention
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Aids mental and emotional well-being

I am happy to discuss any aspect of treatment prior to booking, and offer a free consultation if required.

Ruth Smith