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Massage during pregnancy is not intended to replace the care provided by your doctor or midwife. However, PRESS PAUSE will collaborate with them to provide additional physical and emotional support.

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Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage refers to specific massage techniques that have been shown to reduce pregnancy discomforts and to enhance the physiological and emotional wellbeing of both mother and foetus.

Pregnancy is a tumultuous period for a womans mind and body. Any woman who has been pregnant can sympathize with the mental and physical fatigue associated with being pregnant. Not only does a woman experience physical changes, she also experiences mental changes as well.

Massage has been known to calm many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy such as sciatica, swelling, back and neck pain, and stomach upset. Prenatal massage has also been shown to improve physical discomforts by encouraging circulation and by stretching the muscles and joints to their full range of motion to improve skin elasticity and body tone. Studies show that pregnant women who receive regular prenatal massages are more at ease - furthermore relaxing the foetus inside the womb.

Labour Massage

During labour, a massage has been shown to do wonders for the mother-in-waiting. A massage can be given to a woman in labour as she lies on her side, in a reclined position, or on her belly with the use of a pregnancy pillow. Women have often asked for soft music to be played in the background during their labour in order to create a peaceful setting for birth, and to soothe their nerves and pain during labour.

Post-Pregnancy Massage

In the postpartum period, specialized massage techniques can help to rebalance the structure of a womans body by improving skin elasticity and muscle tone. Massage also has a physiological effect on a new mother; it can help ease any postpartum depression and encourage her to bond with her new baby.

Pain Management During Pregnancy:

Just found out you are pregnant? Expecting your first baby?

If you're like most women, the pain of pregnacy, labour and delivery is not something to which you are looking forward to. Though some women do experience little pain during pregnancy and labour, most women experience pregnancy/labour as a painful process. For this reason, it is important to educate yourself about your options for pain management during pregnacy/labour, and to decide which methods will best fit your needs.

Keep in mind, that your best bet is to be well informed and flexible in your options, because you won’t know how much pain you will be in until you actually experience it. The Press Pasue Team now provide Pain management workshops and information to help you during your pregnacy and labour.The Press Pause Team Currently run workshops at various Childrens Centres accross the Berkshire Area. Should you require more information or wish to run a workshop in your area contact the PRESS PAUSE TEAM today.

Baby Showers:

Why not celebrate your baby shower with the PRESS PAUSE Team. A Spa Party is the perfect combination of relaxing spa services and a gathering of friends. You can eat, drink, kick your feet up and relax. Give PRESS PAUSE a try, you will see why we are undoubtedly the best way to relax and enjoy.

Let us start planning your Baby Shower today!


Stuck as what to buy for a baby shower? Baby showers are a great way for parents to get much-needed essentials for their baby. However, the parents tend to be forgotten and get the same types of gifts over and over again. Help them out by giving them a unique gift.....the gift of a massage especially for the parents themselves.

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