Pregnancy massage is great for relieving muscle tension as well as aches and pains. Lymph drainage helps to clear swelling in the hands and feet and both anxiety and blood pressure can be reduced. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains and improve labour outcomes and newborn health. Safe techniques for the whole body are used at different stages of pregnancy with the client lying on her side.
Abdominal Massage is a specialised therapy designed to release physical, emotional & energetic blockages in the pelvic & abdominal organs. This area is known as the Hara in Japanese, Oriental Medicine considers it to be the centre of the body's energy & natural centre of gravity. The hara may become stagnated due to dietry or digestive problems, lymphatic, fluid & blood accumulation, poor circulation, surgical adhesions, infections, gynaecological problems, childbirth and emotional trauma.
It can be beneficial for: Adhesions & scarring after surgery, infection or conditions like endometriosis. Pelvic pain, period pain & fertility. Digestive conditions like IBS, bloating & constipation. Respiritory problems, breathing difficulties & tension.