Pregnancy Reflexology & Massage
After the first trimester, you may want some regular relaxation time; to unwind, de-stress and have some TLC. As your baby develops, your body changes too. Not only is there physically changes, but mentally and emotionally you change too. Reflexology is said to be a wonderful way to relax, improve well-being, reduce anxiety and stress, ease aches and pains and may help with pregnancy related insomnia during this exciting time of change. Reflexology is also said to help with pregnancy associated problems such as digestive issues and mood changes too.
Once you have reached 37 weeks your reflexology sessions can start to look at helping your body prepare for a natural labour!
After your first trimester, you may wish to have regular massages. Pregnancy Massage is a very gentle and relaxing treatment. As your body changes through the different stages of pregnancy it can physically put a strain on your back, shoulders, neck, legs and feet. Like every massage, the massage is all about you and making sure your needs are met. You may decide to have your back, neck and shoulders massaged from a sitting position followed by having your legs, arms, head and face massaged from the massaging couch. Or alternatively you can have the whole massage from the massaging couch. Its all about making you comfortable. Every women is different and therefore every pregnancy is different too, so we can adapt the massage to suit your needs. Different massaging techniques are applied and these techniques help encourage your body to naturally restore its own healthy balance, encourages calmness, well being and relaxation. Pregnancy Massage can help with muscle tension, joint mobility, circulatory and lymphatic systems and can also make you more alert. Pregnancy Massage is said to have very positive effects on your mind, body and spirit and has many other benefits too:
reduce stress hormones
rejuvenates their energy
relieves pregnancy discomforts
leads to muscle relation and relief of joint pain
builds a feeling a sense of connectedness
may help improve the progression of labour
Pregnancy Massage and Pregnancy Reflexology is only given after the first trimester. You can have weekly, fortnightly, monthly treatments to keep you body and mind ready for when the most precious person enters your world. You can also have treatments as and when, but in-order to keep on top of your pregnancy changes/stages it is recommended to have regular treatments.
You can have both reflexology and pregnancy massage all the way to your due date. In fact we encourage this at Little Indulgence! A relaxed body and mind, is an amazing platform to start your positive labour journey. Both these treatments also have a positive effect on encouraging oxycontin and all the other marvelous hormones that help to encourage labour.
Post Natal Reflexology
Once your baby has arrived, your body will still be experiencing hormonal ups and downs - from needing the right hormones to stimulate milk production, to getting back to a normal menstrual pattern. Reflexology may also help you relax, get a better nights sleep, help relieve tension and improve your sense of well-being - you are the most important person in your new baby's life, so you need to make sure you look after yourself too!
Post Natal Massage
A wonderful way to help ease tight neck, shoulder, back and hip muscles after having a baby is having a post natal massage. It is a gentle massage, aiming to release and soothe any aches or pains away. Not only does it help to ease the tension caused from feeding your little one, but it is said to help emotionally too. If you feel guilty - don't! You did an amazing job for 9 months carrying your little one, you were powerful and breathtaking during labour, now its time for an hours self care. You earned it!
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“Rachel gave me the most incredible massage, so needed at 28 weeks pregnant and achey all over. I felt great afterwards, relaxed and energised and the aches had gone! She's a very calming person and made me feel so comfortable (as I do feel a bit self conscious about my changing pregnant body). Her hands are magical and found all the achey spots straight away. I just love how she comes to your own home and creates a little haven there, so there's no worries about travelling anywhere afterwards in your new chilled out state 😊 Definitely booking another one!”
“I have been seeing Rachel for massage and reflexology throughout my pregnancy and would highly recommend her services. Rachel is an expert in dealing with pregnant ladies and I felt totally comfortable with her from the very beginning. Rachel uses excellent techniques to achieve a full body pregnancy massage, which is far superior to others I have had, even at a very well known spa recently, where I paid considerably more for my treatment! I am always amazed by what Rachel can pick up from my feet in my reflexology sessions. Not only is it very enlightening in terms of what is going on in my body, it's incredibly relaxing and I often find myself so relaxed I doze off! The treatments that Rachel offers are second to none and as a therapist she is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and truly passionate about her work. Rachel makes sure you get the most out of your treatment every time and will always follow up to see how you are feeling a day or two afterwards. Rachel is the only therapist I've ever come across, who has a genuine interest for the ongoing effect of her services and the impact that her treatments have on her clients. You're never just another massage, you're an individual and if you book a treatment with Rachel, you will see how you are truly valued as such.”
“I can’t believe that it was only 2 weeks ago that I came to see you to help ‘encourage’ labour to get going. Even though you were very open and honest and didn’t think baby would come any time soon, within 36hours labour had started! I truly believe that this was due to the wonderfully relaxing reflexology session I had (and have always had) with you. You are an amazing holistic therapist - professional, knowledgeable and always producing great results. Thank you for supporting me through my fertility and subsequent pregnancy journey - your support and compassion were much needed when i was stressed and it looked like my little bundle would never arrive. I can’t wait to start baby reflexology sessions with you in the future. Many thanks,”
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“A massage with Rachel is a real treat. Having it at home is so convenient and she sets up her equipment to make it like a salon but without leaving the house. I've had the pleasure of pregnancy reflexology, pregnancy massage, postnatal reflexology (with baby sleeping on me!) and massage and always feel rejuvenated after treatments. And now my husband has discovered she also does gift vouchers!”