Types of Massage
An adapted session specifically for pregnant ladies.
As your body changes during pregnancy there is extra pressure on your joints, ligaments and organs which can cause discomfort and pain. Massage can help to alleviate these aches and pains as well as helping to lower any stress you may be feeling.
You will be lying on your side to enable me to massage your back, shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet. Ending the session lying face up will enable me to massage your neck, scalp, face and abdomen.
Please bring consent for massage from your GP or midwife.
Myo means muscle and fascia means band.
Fascia, also known as connective tissue, surrounds, protects and supports all structures of the human body. As fascia shortens, solidifies or thickens this can cause pain, decrease flexibility and reduce movement.
There are several causes that can affect fascia:
injury or trauma – either physical or emotional
habitually poor posture – either sitting or standing in the same position for a long time or performing repetitive tasks without good body mechanics
the inflammatory process – a response to an injury, a medical condition or from the side effects of medication.
Myofascial release works by applying gradually increasing pressure on the body for a sustained period of time, without the use of oils or creams.
A candle is lit 15 minutes prior to your massage. The wonderful aroma fills my treatment room and it is the melting wax that I use in the massage. It has a much lower melting point than ordinary candles, so as not to burn you.