The following are some questions that I have been frequently asked, but if your question is not there feel free to ask me and I will get back to you asap!

1. What is Post-natal Massage?

Post-natal massage is a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques combined with Lymphatic Drainage massage. It is a massage therapy specifically tailored for you, the new mother, taking into account any individual concerns or requirements you may have. For example, what position you will be in during the treatment depends on which stage in the post natal period you are in and which type of birth you experienced. 

2. What are the benefits of Post-natal Massage? 

  • Helps alleviate areas of discomfort, most common ones being neck, shoulder, arm and back pain, usually due to breastfeeding and/or carrying the baby.
  • Helps with muscle aches and joint pains.
  • Helps restore your energy levels, reduce anxiety and decrease symptoms of post natal depression.
  • Helps improve blood and oxygen circulation in your muscles, which will then help flush out excess water, cellular waste and other toxins, which may also help you lose a few unwanted pounds.
  • Helps with regaining muscle elasticity and lost muscle tone.
  • Helps reduce swelling especially in the legs.
  • Helps improve breastfeeding by releasing Oxytocin the hormone that boosts milk production and last but not least, 
  • Helps you sleep better! (Oh that blessed sleep!)

3. How soon can I have a massage treatment after having a baby?

Usually, massage therapy after natural births can take place soon after delivery. However, most GPs would suggest you should wait to get a treatment several weeks after having had a C-section, to allow for the wounds to heal completely.

4. How often should I get a postpartum massage? 

Usually once a month would be recommended for the first 6 months after delivery.

5. How long should a postnatal massage last?

Usually 30 - 45 minutes but we book you in for 60 minutes regardless to allow for having a break if you need to go to the toilet, or have some water and for general comfort. I don't want you to feel the pressure of time at all. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Make sure to check with your doctor or midwife before you proceed with either a post-natal or prenatal massage. Your therapist has every right to deter treatment if any contraindications become apparent during your initial consultation and should you not have a GP referral.