FAQ's

FAQ's about Pregnancy Massage:

Is pregnancy massage safe?   Massage throughout pregnancy is usually safe for most mothers. Your therapist will ask you about any problems or complications with your pregnancy before you begin and may require approval or consent from your primary health care provider before proceeding with any bodywork.

Can massage cause a miscarriage?    No. Miscarriages are nearly always due to a problem with the health or development of the baby or placenta.Your massage therapist is trained to recognise symptoms that may require urgent medical attention and if she notices any problems that the medical staff need to be aware of, she may ask you to tell your midwife.

How is pregnancy massage done?   Pregnancy massage can be done in different ways depending upon the stage of pregnancy and your health and preference.

However, after the first 22 weeks of pregnancy, lying flat on your back can cause pressure on deep blood vessels, thereby reducing circulation to you and your baby. To avoid this problem, the therapist will position you lying on your side for the massage.

 

FAQ's about Baby Massage Courses

When is the Best Time to Learn?  Baby Massage courses are suitable for babies up to approximately 10 months old, but the techniques you learn can be adapted & used throughout your child's growing years.

(Once mobile the baby is more interested in moving around from A to B making it more difficult for you to learn the techniques.) The optimum age for group courses is 3-5 months old.

Individual one-to-one courses are recommended for babies under 12 weeks old.

Courses Options:

OPTION ONE - GROUP COURSES AT THE CLINIC OR IN YOUR OWN HOME(S)

Three sessions of approx one and a half hours each.  (mutually convenient dates are arranged at the time of booking).

Organise a group of your own with your friends and their babies. Sessions can be held at home or at the clinic.  You could arrange to move to each others houses for the different sessions.

 

Cost: £60 for the course, payable at first session

Follow up 1 hour review sessions available at £30.00 per session

OPTION TWO - INDIVIDUAL ONE-TO-ONE/COUPLE COURSES

Two sessions of approx one and a half hours each for you individually or with a partner/other carer.

Classes can be tailored to suit individual needs

 

Cost: £75 for the 2 sessions (at the clinic or in your own home).

Follow up 1 hour review sessions available at £30.00 per session

 

Course Content

Your course will include:

  • Advice on appropriate oils

  • Learning safe and effective baby massage strokes

  • A comprehensive information and instruction manual

  • A small refillable bottle of oil

  • Discussion about relevant and related topics

 

FAQ's about Deep Abdominal Massage

Whilst not necessarily intended as a quick-fix weight loss treatment, this massage may result in some change of body shape due to encouraging bowel movement and reducing bloating caused by water retention.

What will this treatment involve?

As for all massage treatments, your first appointment will include a short initial consultation about your general health to ensure that this treatment is right for you.

Treatment will be tailored to meet your specific needs, as identified during the consultation. It will include massage to the abdomen, back, neck & shoulders.

 

Before treatment advice

Avoid eating a heavy meal less than an hour before your massage and do not drink alcohol beforehand.

 

After treatment advice

As with any deep tissue massage treatment, some clients can feel tired and dehydrated afterwards so it is very important to drink lots of water and be restful.  These reactions are nothing to be worried about, but are signs that the body is readjusting to a new a state of being.

When is deep abdominal massage not suitable?

In some circumstances it may be necessary to obtain consent from your GP, or any other specialists you are receiving care from, before receiving any deep tissue massage treatment.

 

Deep abdominal work is not appropriate during pregnancy.

Conditions such as Colitis and Crohn's disease can cause acute inflammation and whilst direct abdominal massage is inappropriate during acute phases, it is still possible to provide massage to the back, neck, shoulders and legs which will aid the circulation and provide relaxation - this is beneficial as these conditions are often exacerbated by stress.

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