time you visit Louise, you can expect a massage that is as
individual as you are.
with regular massage, an initial consultation is essential prior to your
massage. Complications or
certain conditions may restrict or prohibit treatment, therefore a full
medical history will be taken. This
also allows time to discuss any specific discomforts you may be
experiencing. (Please note that all information is kept confidential at
the consultation, Louise will discuss your needs and will plan a massage
which is personal and unique to you.
are several comfortable positions in which to receive pregnancy massage,
the most popular being Louise's Bump Bag, which allows ladies with a
bump to lie on their front. This
means the back is able to rest in a flat position, with the bump
securely supported in the hollow of the special massage bed. This
allows for a more symmetrical back massage and is extremely comfortable,
supporting the bump so much that pregnant ladies claim they no longer
Treatment may also be carried out on a regular massage bed in a semi-reclining
and side lying position, using pillows for support and ensuring your safety and comfort at all
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safe oils, such as grapeseed oil will be used throughout treatment.
I be massaged during my entire pregnancy?
Massage is safe throughout the entire pregnancy.
Louise Oliver has undergone specialised training allowing her to
massage throughout the three trimesters.
However, if there is a history of miscarriage or there has been
any spotting, she recommends that massage is avoided until the second
is generally safe to begin massage therapy immediately after a normal
delivery. Louise encourages
women to resume their massage routine as quickly as possible, although
abdominal massage will not be performed until after the six week check.
massage can help to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, helping
to tone overstretched areas of skin, reducing excess fluid and swellings
and increasing circulation – thereby speeding up the healing process.
will offer home visits during the postnatal period, and encourages new
mums to be massaged with their babies close by to help calm and sooth
both mother and baby.
massage is not a replacement for antenatal care**
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