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Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Preganancy Massage from Fiona Serle

In many cultures the importance of nurturing touch throughout pregnancy and long into the baby’s first year is seen as an integral part of natural care for both mother and baby.

Regular massage can help support you through the various physical and emotional changes that you may experience during and after your pregnancy.

Using a combination of massage techniques including Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and gentle stretching I will target your area of pain and concern or simply soothe away stress.

I have extensive training and experience in successfully supporting women with various pregnancy related conditions such as:-

  • Low back pain
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Sciatic pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Oedema

Pregnancy massage by Fiona Serle

Women throughout all three trimesters of pregnancy can safely enjoy massage.

Pregnancy massage is a natural way to support the health and well-being of you and your baby and regular treatments create time for you to deeply relax and connect with your body and your baby.

Postnatal Massage

Modern western society often pressures women to ‘get on with it’ immediately after giving birth. However in other cultures the postnatal period is a time for nurturing the new mother with emotional support and lots of massage.

Postnatal massage may help with:-

  • Pain relief – in areas such as your lower back, shoulders, breasts and neck
  • Reducing scar tissue
  • Supporting you in coping with the changes and challenges of motherhood
  • Providing a space for relaxation and much needed rest

During the first six weeks after delivery treatments are generally more gentle and focussed on soothing and rest. After this time, where appropriate, treatments can be deeper and focussed on relieving the aches and pains which may arise when caring for a baby.