Pregnancy

With extensive training I have the experience and knowledge to offer specialist pregnancy massage and reflexology throughout your pregnancy from the day you conceive to the day you give birth. Each trimester of pregnancy has its highs and lows. You will spend your time working out whether what you are experiencing is normal. A lot of the discomfort you feel during pregnancy can be eased by massage and/or reflexology.

Ailments that I can assist with:

  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • heartburn
  • backache
  • headaches
  • blood pressure regulation
  • digestion complaints
  • sinusitis
  • constipation and haemorrhoids
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • muscular fatigue and tension
  • swollen ankles
  • muscle cramps
  • pelvic girdle pain
  • nervous tension
  • lethargy and low energy
  • breech or posterior presentation

Relax and connect:

Importantly reflexology and massage can significantly reduce the chance of these occurring through your pregnancy.

Taking time away from the stresses of your busy life to fully relax and connect with your growing baby is very important for both you and your baby. With regular sessions you will experience:

  • Increased vitality
  • Improved fertility
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy and wellbeing
  • Relaxation and Stress relief
  • Positive mood
  • Mental clarity and concentration
  • An easier and less painful labour and birth

*** If at any point you are concerned about an aspect of your health or your babies health it is important to contact your primary health carer i.e. Obstetrician, Midwife, GP


The First Trimester: (0-12 weeks)

Generally a regular monthly session during your first trimester will be effective at encouraging a healthy pregnancy.

If you are experiencing morning sickness an initial 1 hour session plus another 5x30min sessions over 3 weeks is very effective at reducing symptoms and keeping them at bay for at least 6 weeks.


The Second Trimester: (13-28 weeks)

A continuation of the monthly appointments through the second trimester is recommended.

If there is a specific issue to be addressed please book a 90minute consultation. This will allow enough time to address this for you effectively.


The Third Trimester: (29-40 weeks)

Fortnightly appointments are recommended during this period as your body is dealing with greater stress. Increasing to weekly from 36 weeks gives you the best chance of a healthy labour with no intervention at birth.

Many symptoms of pregnancy can show up during the final trimester. If you are facing:

  • Heartburn
  • Backache
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Swollen ankles
  • Muscle cramps
  • Pubic/pelvic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Breech or posterior baby

Please make a 90 minute appointment to allow time to discuss what can be done to support you and ease your symptoms.

Read the maternity Reflexology FAQs
Read the Pregnancy Massage FAQs