Specialised massage during pregnancy can be very beneficial, relieving the discomfort of backache, pelvic girdle pain, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), aching hips and swollen ankles, feet and hands, due to fluid retention. Equally importantly, massage relaxes the whole body, aids better sleeping patterns and gives a feeling of well-being, leading to a more serene pregnancy. Louise Oliver, DipHE Nursing, MCThA, who is based in Preston, Lancashire, is a qualified nurse and holistic therapist and has trained in pregnancy massage on the Childbirth Essentials programme, devised and run by renowned midwives Anne Haines and Linda Kimber, so you can feel confident of the best care for both your baby and yourself. Louise also offers massage therapy suited to postnatal mums - treatments to gently relax you and help you return to full mobility, as well as a range of foot therapies.
There is the option of having your treatment on a traditional clinic bed, or a Bump Bag, which is a large bean bag with a hole in it, allowing room for the baby bump and enabling pregnant ladies to lie on their tummies, which in itself is very relaxing whilst giving the feeling of weightlessness.
Please browse the Treatments page to see the full range of antenatal and postnatal treatments and if you have any questions, please contact Louise, who will be pleased to help you.