Why does a massage therapist need special training for pregnancy massage?
Aside from the obvious reason that it is vital to safely work with an unborn baby and its mother, there are some other important considerations for choosing a trained therapist. Firstly, aromatherapy oils need to be diluted and some essential oils are contra-indicated for treatment, whilst particular oils do wonderful things at different stages of pregnancy too. Secondly, positioning and techniques are altered for all three stages of pregnancy so it’s important you are safely massaged. Thirdly, developing experience in pregnancy massage takes time and a continual commitment to learning.
Our therapists have both done multiple courses and have a lot of experience, which has further refined our massage techniques. Massage can be dangerous in certain situations so when you are pregnant, you definitely want the best hands looking after you and your baby!