Antenatal & Postnatal Massage Offerings
Sue's massage treatments are a blend of holistic oil based massage & Shiatsu techniques. They are specially designed to support you through the physical and emotional demands of pregnancy and the postnatal period. The oil based massage works on releasing muscular tension, stretches tight muscle fibres, stimulates blood and lymph circulation and calms the nervous system which aids mental as well as physical relaxation. Meridians and shiatsu points are gently worked with thumbs or palms to relax and re-balance the mind and body and to help alleviate certain pregnancy or postnatal related issues.
Most pregnant women will experience some discomfort and tension during their pregnancy as their bodies adapt to accommodate their growing baby. Massage can often ease backache, nausea, headaches, oedema and other pregnancy related strains and stresses. It can help to prepare the body for childbirth by releasing physical and emotional tension and working shiatsu/acupressure points can help to prepare the body for labour.
After the birth mothers commonly suffer from tight neck and shoulders and from sore lower backs from carrying & feeding their babies. You can come anytime you feel ready after your birth and the treatment will vary depending on your personal requirements. If you are bringing your baby with you for your postnatal massage just let Sue know and she will book out a longer session time to work around your baby feeding and sleeping.
Sue works from her home in N5
More information about Sue's training and experience here