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A guide to Pregnancy massage

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Pregnancy is a very exciting time in the lives of parents to be,it is also however a time when hormonal changes can play a major part in the emotional and physical well being of all expectant mums.
Pregnancy massage can be hugely beneficial in easing discomfort and reducing anxiety which can be so common particularly with the first baby and is a wonderful way to bond with your upcoming arrival!
It is advised that the massage is only performed after the first three months by a proffessional when the pregnancy is more stable and also to seek permission from your Dr prior to the treatment. The safest oils to use are pure and organic plant based which contain no essential oils,there are some essential oils which can be highly beneficial however the majority contain chemicals which can absorb into the body and affect the babies circulatory system. Deep tissue massage should not be included and massage over the abdomen only with great care.
The massage is generally performed with mums to b…

What is Holistic massage and how can it benefit me?

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Holistic Massage has its origins in Greece and is more commonly known as 'Swedish massage'. It is the most popular style of massage and practiced all over the world. The word 'Holistic' means whole and it comprises of a full body massage using a variety of strokes and varying degrees of pressure to release tension from the muscles,relieve stress and create a sense of complete well being and balance  physically,spiritually and emotionally.
This style of massage can be adapted for each person, depending on their individual needs and requirements.

The benefits of Holistic Massage are as follows

 Reduction of Stress and Anxiety

 Alleviates muscular discomfort
 Increases mobility and reduce stiffness
 Improves skin elasticity
 Boosts Immunity
 Increases mental awareness
 Increases circulation
 Promotes more effective breathing
 Balances the Digestive system
 Aids a better sleep