Strength & Healing
For over 3,000 years Chinese Medicine has promoted specialised treatments for pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal recovery. Acupuncture and the principals of Chinese Medicine are ideal for pregnant and breastfeeding women as they offer drug free and safe relief from a multitude of conditions, as well as working well alongside Western Medicine.
Lucy believes in positive pregnancies, beautiful births and smooth transitions into motherhood: acupuncture can help with all three.
Learn more at https://www.lucysacupuncture.com/
Massage for pregnancy, postnatal and wellbeing
Relax and recover
Pregnancy massage is perfect for when you’re starting to feel a little bit achy, or if you just need to relax, and can help with aches and pains, come common pregnancy complaints, and help to bring you a bit of comfort.
***Why Book A Pregnancy Massage?***
Booking a Pregnancy massage is a really lovely way for you to feel looked after and cossetted. The focus is on providing a gentle soothing experience, allowing you to really relax.
Massage in pregnancy still helps to ease all the usual tension and stresses that we all carry. But each massage will also be adapted to account for your changing body, and can also include specific techniques to deal with common pregnancy complaints - including fluid retention and carpal tunnel pain. Regular massages can help to improve your circulation, increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and through the placenta. Massage will also help to ease muscular pains caused by changes in posture and loosening of joints.
Massage can also be a lovely way to prepare yourself for birth, not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally. You're welcome to listen to your own music or hypnoborthing tracks during your regular massage sessions to help build a positive association between what you can hear and how your body feels. Listening to the same music during your birth can help you to reconnect to that warm, safe, and relaxed sensation.
Pregnancy massages are slow, gliding and gentle. Deep tissue work is not recommended during pregnancy, but you can still enjoy a good firm massage to help release your aches and pains.I use plenty of cushions, pillows and towels to get you comfy no matter how big your bump. Pregnancy massage is suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy onwards, so as soon as you've had your first scan you can arrange a bit of time to relax.
Relief and therapeutic
Benefits for mum and baby
The benefits of maternity reflexology are well researched. Studies show that women who have reflexology during pregnancy:
Have significantly less pain during labour
Experience shorter first stage labour
Sleep better post pregnancy
Regular treatments can help to manage, prevent and relieve many symptoms experienced during pregnancy, including:
Swollen feet and legs
Pelvic and lower back pain
Tiredness and breathlessness
Pelvic girdle pain
Reflexology reduces your stress levels and therefore the possibility of complications during pregnancy. It’s also a great way to prepare your body for birth naturally by helping to relax the pelvic area.
Strength & Healing
This widely popular service is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned together. With this therapy, The Bump and Baby Hideout promotes coordinated breathing and focused internal energy in order to improve strength, concentration, and help participants improve control of their body and mind.