This nurturing massage, which has been thoughtfully adapted to each stage of pregnancy, connects mother and baby through the power of touch. Massage during pregnancy can help to relieve tension in the back , hip and legs as well as alleviating swelling and oedema in the hands and feet, while easing the mind and inducing complete relaxation.
Just like a full body massage, there are many benefits to pregnancy massage including relief of tired and tense muscles, increased circulation and mobility, relaxation. Additional benefits of pregnancy massage include relief from common pregnancy ailments such as muscle cramps and spasms, oedema and difficulty sleeping.
A 2011 study by Tiffany Field, Ph.D., â€œPregnancy and labor massage,â€ showed that women who received massage during their pregnancies had decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and also â€œreported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain.â€
Pregnancy massage is suitable after the first trimester (14 weeks onwards)
Treatments take approx one hour and cost â‚¬50
Pregnancy Massage can also be combined with Maternity Reflexology for an extra treat!
Therapist info: Catriona Plunkett is a member of the Irish Massage Therapists Institute (IMTA) and Irish Reflexology Institute. Catriona has trained in many specialised Post Graduate Massage areas such as Fertility Massage, Pregnancy and Post Partum Massage, Maternity, Fertility and Baby Reflexology, Digestion Massage, Paediatric Massage , Baby Massage, Story Massage, Indian Head Massage, Massage for people living with Cancer, Touch Therapy for Autism and Cerebral Palsy. She is a LiddleKidz Foundation trained Paediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) and a member of the International Association of Infant Massage Instructors (IAIM)