Baby on Board Face & Body Treatment (75 Minutes) – £65.00
Pregnancy can take its toll on your body so relax and let a highly-trained therapist safely and gently treat you to a truly nurturing experience. This blissful face and body treatment includes a comforting tummy mask that actively helps reduce the risk of stretch marks plus draining massage to reduce water retention thus lightening ‘heavy’ legs. A skin-brightening facial ensures you look as glowing as you feel.
What you can expect
Most women find it uncomfortable to lay face down right at the start of pregnancy because of their tender, swollen breasts, and traditional massage tables are of no use once your belly has started to grow. On the other hand, it’s not a good idea to lie flat on your back either, particularly once your past mid-pregnancy, because the weight of your uterus puts far too much pressure on the vein that returns blood from your legs to your heart.
For these reasons, our prenatal massage therapists use a special table or pad with hollowed-out areas and special pillows to accommodate your belly, and often your breasts as well, so you can lie down in complete comfort. If you find any position stresses your lower back, or if only a traditional massage table is available, you can lie on your side with pillows, wedges, or a full-length body pillow for full support.
What are the benefits
Just like how general massage therapy has been used over time to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension, pregnancy massage can help pregnant mothers-to-be rid them of most of the physical discomforts experience and allow them to enjoy pregnancy a lot more.
Past studies have shown that when massage therapy was introduced to women as part of their prenatal care, there were not only significant reductions in anxiety and depression, but also improvements in the women’s general mood. These positive effects were transferred to the babies, reducing post-natal complications. More importantly tests had also shown that massage reduces cortisol levels, which reduces the risk of perinatal complications.