Pregnancy Pre-natal Massage Canary E14 Wharf and Bank St Paul's EC2 London Lymphatic drainage-Massage Blast


Pregnancy Massage - Limphatic drainage- Indian head massage and Swedish Massage City of London - Liverpool Street - Bank - Canary Wharf - Mayfair - Green Park - London

Background
A potential treatment for mothers-to-be would be recommended after the third month of pregnancy and the NHS advices that pregnant women should inform/consult their doctors and/or midwives when considering an alternative therapeutic treatment.

It's always safe to have a pre-natal massage once it's known that a pregnancy has a normal pattern, ideally after the first scan has been done.

Some of the benefits of a massage during pregnancy includes relaxation of the body, reduction of back pain, reduction of anxiety, reduction of body fluid, improvement in mood and sleeping pattern.

See results of a study conducted by the
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics

Treatment
The treatment is conducted on a comfortable massage couch, the client will lie on one side of the body so that the other side can be treated and  then will alternate side to treat the opposite part of the body; pillows are placed between the client's legs, under the belly, to give a good support and, under the head so that shoulders don't get crushed during the treatment and the head is kept on a stable and comfortable position.

Techniques
The massage techniques used during a pre-natal massage treatment is a combination of Swedish, which is composed of long firm and gentle strokes towards the heart and avoiding pressure on the medial (inside) part of the legs, in case of blood clots.
Lymphatic drainage, a gentle stroke along the lymphatic system to improve  circulation of the lymphatic fluid, this treatment is done with gentle but firms strokes mainly on the leg area.
The back and neck and a wonderful head massage is also performed, this will increase relaxation and will adjust any neck problems.

Indian Head Massage




Limphatic drainage
Manual limphatic drainage is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the , is a gentle massage which eliminates waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system relies on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the ' movements to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow