What is it? and what should I expect?
Pregnancy can be a time of great emotional and physical shifts, a pregnancy massage can greatly support the natural process and allows the mother time to connect and focus on herself and her baby.
Aromatherapy is a part of herbal medicine in which highly concentrated essential oils are extracted from plants and used for therapeutic purposes. The oils have a pharmacological action and work in a similar way to medicines.
A personalised Essential Oil Blend would be made to help you relax and soothe your body with a bespoke selection of essential oils blended specifically to suit your needs
Aromatherapy massage is a great way to unwind and enjoy some relaxation time whilst helping to relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing. It can also relieve discomfort or pain which may occur as your body adapts to your growing baby and is suitable if you are in your 2nd or 3rd trimester (from 12 weeks onwards) until 6 weeks after your baby is born.
The appointments are for 45 minutes or 75 minutes for an aromatherapy massage and a personalised blend, but it is also possible to provide a massage using a carrier oil if you do not wish to have aromatherapy oils used.
What is it best for?
There are many benefits of Aromatherapy Pregnancy Massage and you may find that it:
Encourage physical and mental relaxation
Reduce stress, anxiety and tension
Aid rest and sleep
Soothe physical discomforts like carpal tunnel, backache, sciatica and pelvic girdle pain
Release muscle tension
Improve circulation and help remove toxins from the body
Reduce swelling of the hands, feet and ankles
Help labour to start
Who performs it?
Pregnancy Massage is available with the following therapists at Beehive Healthcare, Chester.
Please get in touch with us to book an appointment and talk through your options;
Or call 01244 915603