• Christine Larkin

Supportive Pregnancy Massage

Updated: Dec 18, 2018

Learn more about how you can nurture and support your ever-changing body with pregnancy massage.


During Pregnancy your whole body is adapting to the new life growing within you.

Hormonal changes increase ligament laxity thus requiring your muscles to work harder.


Extra weight and a shifting of your bodies centre of gravity also increases the load on musculature. This can lead muscular tension and discomfort. All of this at a time when your health and vitality is of paramount importance.


Common ailments of pregnancy may include:

  • Insomnia and stress

  • Lumbar, pelvic, and sacral pain

  • Arm and hand discomforts

  • Gastrointestinal discomforts

  • Breathing discomforts

  • Varicose Veins

  • Hypertension

Pregnancy massage and Essential Oils may assist you and your baby with natural remedies for relaxation, pain relief and stress management they have much to offer you and your baby in emotional support and nurturing, relaxing you and your precious baby and assisting in minimizing the effects of stress on you both.


However, while using Essential oils are natural and beneficial during pregnancy, not all oils are appropriate at this time so consulting with a qualified Aromatherapist will ensure appropriate guidelines are followed to ensure your safety.


Combining natural therapeutic properties of the essential oils specifically suited to you and your stage of pregnancy and specialised massage techniques this may provide a unique opportunity to relax and restore your balance.


Pregnancy massage benefits can include:

  • Stimulating and balancing your glandular system.

  • Reducing headaches.

  • Alleviating stress on weight-bearing joints.

  • Improve lymphatic circulation which reduces fluid retention (oedema) and fatigue.

  • Maintaining flexibility in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.

  • Reducing muscle spasms and leg cramps.

  • Reducing and alleviating neck and back pain caused by improper posture, muscle weakness and imbalance.

I use the Perfect Potion range with my clients as well as making up individual blends that maybe used in the massage appointment and other individualised products for continuity of care at home. I enjoy educating my clients and giving them confidence in using oils at home between appointments. Essential oils can be used at home for many conditions pertaining to pregnancy.


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