As well as pre and postnatal osteopathy, we offer other treatments for mothers and their babies.
Maternity Reflexology is a very relaxing and nourishing treatment for mothers-to-be. It can help with morning sickness and the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy. Treatments generally begin in the 2nd trimester and continue throughout the pregnancy. After the 38th week, the aim is to prepare for the birth, and help facilitate labour to increase the likelihood of it starting naturally.
Pregnancy Massage is also a great way to prepare for the birth of your baby. Depending on your personal needs and which trimester you are in, a combination of general massage and advanced soft tissue techniques will provide a gentle and effective treatment to help to relieve muscular tension especially in the back and feet. Pregnancy massage can also help to reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep, give you more energy and enhance immunity and circulation. It can also improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Baby Massage – in these sessions you will learn simple movements and strokes to soothe and comfort your baby. It is a wonderful way for you and your baby to get to know each other and strengthen the bonds between you. The NCT say on their website that
“regularly massaging your baby may help them to sleep and settle better too. Your baby’s muscles relax, and breathing becomes deeper as massage raises levels of the ‘feel-good’ hormone oxytocin in both you and your baby. This helps you both feel calmer and relaxed. (This can also help with breastfeeding)”.