What is Hydrotherm Massage for Pregnancy?
Hydrotherm Massage (delivered by Claire) is safe during all stages of pregnancy. Sessions will keep you calm in the time leading up to becoming pregnant, bring relaxation and increase comfort throughout your pregnancy, and ease post-contraction pain following the birth of your baby.
Mindful massage movements, breathing exercises and taking the time to focus on yourself and your baby for an exclusive time is incredibly valuable to truly connect with this magical time.
How can Hydrotherm Massage for Pregnancy help?
Claire appreciates the changes you will experience in all three trimesters first hand but also through her experience of massaging pregnant women in her clinics.
Trimester 1 (0-12 weeks)
Emotions around falling pregnant whether planned or unplanned and getting a connection with your baby and being in the moment. Fatigue and nausea – Aromatherapy blends will be integral at this stage.
Trimester 2 (12-24 weeks)
Visible physical changes as your baby grows and getting used to baby movements. Fatigue and nausea tend to ease off for some so we work in the ʻbloomingʼ phase and maximise those feelings while others will need further support especially in second pregnancies onwards as the fatigue can last throughout. Broad Ligament Pain causing pain into the buttocks is often experienced at this stage.
Trimester 3 (24-40 weeks)
Braxton Hicks can be frustrating for some as these are false labour signs and expel a lot of mental energy as you realise it’s a false alarm! Further physical changes and it is harder to move around, becoming breathless more easily and often the second phase of fatigue. Leg Oedema – massage therapists are able to treat non-pitting Oedema. Round Ligament Pain causing pain into the groin and thigh.