Pregnancy Massage 101

Princess Sofia Regular  personally have not yet experienced the amazing gift of childbearing, but what I hear from the experts is that the magic glow you see in the movies isn’t always reality. Sometimes you need a little help, and rightfully so. When you think about it, your body has to endure extreme changes and obstacles and the fact that you’re even able to grow a tiny human being from millions of microscopic cells is a miracle all on its own. Many of you have to endure all of that whilst working and taking care of your loved ones. It’s no surprise that the modern day woman needs a little magic to bring out the glow, or in more familiar terms, a Pregnancy Massage. This particular type of massage can range anything from a full body Swedish massage to light circulatory, reflexology or cranial sacral therapy, depending on which trimester the mother is in.



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Pregnancy Massage results:

  1. Decreases lower back and leg pain

  2. Improves sleeping patterns

  3. Lowers anxiety and/or depression

  4. Decreases levels of the stress hormone noradrenaline.

  5. Strengthens the immune system

  6. Lessens sciatic pain

  7. Increases oxygen in the blood

  8. Helps increase blood circulation, delivering oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the baby

  9. Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles

  10. Relaxes tense muscles to help with flexibility.


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  1. It’s not advisable to receive a pregnancy massage during the first trimester due to risk of miscarriage.

  2. Rather stay away from a pregnancy massage if you experience a high-risk pregnancy such as placental abruption (where the placenta slightly detaches from the wall of the uterus) or preterm labour.

  3. Take a rain check if you experience nausea, vomiting or morning sickness

  4. Seek approval from your GP or Midwife before signing up. Better safe than sorry, right?


Conceiving a healthy baby is a gift, considering all the factors that need to align in order to make it even remotely possible. However, nine months can seem like an eternity when having to deal with morning sickness, extreme mood swings, swollen feet and aches and pains in places you never knew existed (so they say)   But don’t fret, Annique Beauty Salon & Day Spa has many suitably qualified Somatologists to help you bring out the glow you deserve when it seems a little dull