As any pregnant woman will attest to, Pregnancy is a certainly a very special and unique time in your life; however, it often comes with a whole range of emotional and physical effects, from anxiety and sleeplessness to vomiting and back/neck/shoulder issues, as your body changes in such a remarkable way.
Luckily, there is help on hand, in the form of these complementary and alternative treatments that are specifically designed to relax and de-stress, whilst helping to resolve physical and emotional issues and prepare you for motherhood:
Structural / Physical Treatments
These treatments relax muscles, enhance circulation and calm the function of the nervous system, in order to relieve pain and help issues such as:
- Muscle Spasming
- Joint Pains
- Muscle and Ligament problems
- Acute and Chronic Pains in the Lower Back / Upper Back / Legs / Neck / Shoulder
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Postural spine problems
1) Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy uses deep, highly localised massage, together with specific stretches and tailored joint manipulation. Cranial Osteopathy is more subtle with gentle manipulative pressure applied to the head and various other parts of the body.
2) Pregnancy Chiropractic
Specific spinal and bone manipulation and adjustments, tailored for pain management and physical rehabilitation during Pregnancy.
Inserting and manipulating very fine needles into precise parts of the body for specific pain relief or therapeutic reason.
Relaxing and Calming Treatments
These treatments are designed to benefit both mother and baby during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. They may help to:
- Tranquilly relax and reduce your stress and anxiety
- Enhance blood and lymph circulation in order to reduce swelling and water retention
- Minimise the strain on weight-bearing joints
- Improve the suppleness of the skin (and its underlying tissues)
4) Pregnancy Massage
This is a gentle, restorative and nurturing massage with oils that looks to calm the mind and refresh the body. The treatment is customised to your specific requirements, with regards to style and areas of the body covered
5) Maternity Reflexology
Reflexology is non-invasive and works on the reflex points of the feet, hands and head that are inter-connected to every part of the body. Therefore treatment in one area of the body can naturally enhance your wellbeing elsewhere and it is akin to a massage that works from the inside out.
These treatments look to remove unwanted habits, fears and phobias effectively and comfortably. They are ideal if you wish to:
- Relieve fears and tension around childbirth to manage and reduce labour-related pain
- Stop Smoking
- Improve Confidence
- Relieve Chronic Tiredness / Insomnia
- Resolve Compulsive Behaviours
- and much more
Hypnosis involves being brought into a state of amplified concentration (similar to daydreaming) in order to access your unconscious mind and remove the psychological links to the habit/s that you are wish to remove. You are in control the whole time, and you will hear and remember all of the session afterwards.
This is a branch of Hypnotherapy that looks to calm you, reduce your fears and provide you techniques to control the pain that your mind assimilates during childbirth. The result is reduction in the need for medication or episiotomies for many women who undertake Hypnobirthing during their pregnancy.