What to Expect
What is it?
Post-Prenatal massages are adapted for the physical changes you go through during and after pregnancy.
We can adapt the massage to how you feel emotionally and physically on the day.
As in the world of babies, no day is ever the same.
We understand that sometimes you need just to 'zen out' after too many sleepless nights or you fell like you want to work out those achy muscles, we take each treatment on an individual basis, to make sure you get what you need from your massage.
What happens in it?
Unlike the pregnancy massage you generally lye on your front and back on post-partum massages, however breast tenderness and 'C sections' can make this uncomfortable. We go with how you feel comfortable, we can offer pillows for extra support or to aid comfort.
We go through a consultation form including any
extra things such as complications that we may need to be aware of, or any medication you are currently taking. We need to also know how you would like to
feel at the end of your massage,
and the style of massage you would like.
It's all about you...
We often do a mixed massage for the first treatment. This includes stretches across the chest, mobility in the shoulder and work into the arms before using hot stones on the back of your shoulders. This is incorporated as part of a full or area specific massage.
We have found new parents hold their babies in an unaccustomed position for their body (for example bottle feeding, soothing, carrying around), a bit like an upper body workout day and night. This Causes a build up of muscle tension in the shoulder and neck area.
Often the area between the shoulder blades is too sensitive to use normal massage techniques for the
first session at least due to the muscle stretching to allow the new movements.
Lower back can often be an issue from doing squats and lifting at unconventional angles for your body.
This is also a common area we look at in
new mums and dads.
Hips are also an area we generally look at, many of us pop little ones on our hips as a natural way of
holding child once they can support themselves.
Does it hurt?
Here at massage Massage-Addict we are
NOT believers of
'no pain, no gain' we however, believe that we can
ease your soft tissue without causing to much irritation. You may feel some discomfort in the massage,
but we will try to keep this to a minimum
through warming muscles up and using
specific 'trigger' techniques.
What to wear:
We recommend to wear comfortable underwear for this treatment. You will be covered by a towel during the treatment.
We can do this fully clothed, and this can be done on a chair.
Baby sitting can be a nightmare to organise, and sometimes things are best done in a group.
Covid dependent we offer the use of our space for two or more parents to use the childrens area / playpen whilst the other parent/s have their massage.
We can offer hot beverages while you wait
in a take-away cup.
We recommend only having a 30 minute sessions
if you have quite young children, but this is left up to
you and your group.
We look to abide by Covid regulations so appropriate PPE i.e. masks will have to be worn with current regulation. The area will be dedicated to just your group at that time and fully cleaned before and after.
If you would like us to book your group in, please contact us and we can arrange this for you.