During pregnancy your body is changing constantly to accommodate your growing bump.
Ligaments soften, muscles are altered and skin stretches, not to mention feeling heavy and tired with the weight gain and nutrients being used up by the baby.
You may find you acquire new aches and pains, especially in your back, hips, legs and feet. Massage through pregnancy will help to relax you and your muscles by gently stretching and loosening them to work with your changing size.
Supported by pillows under your head and between your knees, you can lay on your side to have the back muscles lengthened with massage and your legs and feet will benefit by having your circulation stimulated by the gently effleurage massage movement. Making them feel light and weightless once again.
Finishing by having your head, neck and shoulders loosened, by which time you're sure to be asleep!
It's vital that during pregnancy you try and rest and relax when you can to prepare yourself for the lack of sleep ahead.
Pregnancy massage is essential to all expectant mums, it's beneficial and gives your body the attention it needs.
Lucinda is a trained Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist and uses essential oils in most of her face and massage treatments.
She qualified 23 years ago, starting her career at The Sanctuary, Forest Mere and Grayshott Hall Health spas. Since then she has worked in Health Clubs, Osteopathic clinics and doctors’ surgeries in Brighton and London.
She lives in Hassocks with her husband and 2 children.