Maternity Massage / Reflexology
"How far into pregnancy can I have a massage?" is a common question.
Generally, it is safe to receive massage therapy during your pregnancy from week 12 until 42 weeks.
However, you should always consult your doctor or midwife before booking an appointment if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
There is a lot of uncertainty about having Reflexology during pregnancy, fear that it may cause a miscarriage.
There is no evidence to suggest that Maternity Reflexology can cause a miscarriage.
Mother Nature is irrepressible in her campaign to aid reproduction and a viable foetus is extremely difficult to dislodge.
The only situation where Maternity Reflexology is contra-indicated is if the client has DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), or if your caregiver (Dr/Midwife) has advised that you do not receive Maternity Reflexology on medical grounds.
I am asked this question quite a lot, and ultimately it’s the babies decision when to arrive, but I can help prime your body by stimulating certain points to encourage labour.
This can only be done once you have reached your due date or are overdue. It is very unlikely that labour would start immediately, but I have had a client’ that went into labour 11 hours after the Maternity Reflexology treatment.
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Yes, that is absolutely fine, as trying to conceive can be a stressful and anxious time, so the massage can help you relax and help with conception.
Just let me know at the beginning of the massage so that I can make sure the Aromatherapy essential oils are safe in your early stages of pregnancy.
Yes, that is not a problem, just let me know at the beginning of the massage and I can do extra work on the area of your choice.
During a full body massage your back, legs, feet, abdomen, arms and upper chest and neck are massaged.
In the “Ultimate Bliss” the face and scalp are added to massage routine.
Sensitivities indicate congestion/energy blockage. The more sensitive the area is the more congested it is likely to be. Sensitivities and reactions will vary from person to person.
No, Reflexology should not hurt, but some areas on the foot may feel tender or different. But if you do experience anything too sensitive, please let me know and I can adjust my pressure accordingly.
Yes, I offer both monetary and treatment gift vouchers - here is the link to find out more about the vouchers Instant Gift Vouchers.
Unfortunately, I do not offer a mobile service. I only work from my home therapy room, which is based in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.