"The thing pregnant women take for granted in pregnancy is just how much of a strain it is on our bodies. Fortunately I have the pleasure of knowing Sue who corrected a pain I thought wouldn't disappear until after my baby was born. I'd never bothered with this type of massage with my previous two pregnancies but dearly wish I had" - Liz H
Massage is safe throughout the whole of your pregnancy unless you have specific issues outlined by your health professional.
The following is a list of myths associated with prenatal massage...all misconceptions and misinformation due to ill informed individuals who have not spent enough time studying the physiology of pregnancy.
Some Massage Myths
-Massage can cause miscarriage
-Massage is contraindicated in the first trimester
-The abdomen should never to massaged during the first trimester
-The feet and hands should never be massaged during pregnancy
-Pregnant woman should only ever lie on their left side during sleep and during massage
This massage is much less intense than my deep tissue massage treatments...rest assured! As well as addressing and easing discomfort for you it’s important that I ensure you de-stress and relax for a time.
Some of the key benefits of massage during pregnancy
- Reduces stress, anxiety and tension
- Speeds up venous and lymph circulation, brings nutrients and oxygen to the soft tissue and helps to eliminate waste products
- Reduces swelling, eases varicose veins and can help to normalise blood pressure
- Treats common discomforts of pregnancy - lower back pain, heavy legs, tight shoulders etc
You are treated on a normal therapy couch, your comfort is a priority so lots of pillows. I treat you lying on one side then we swap over. I don’t agree with these pregnancy couches that have a hole cut out for your tummy to drop through. It puts far too much pressure on your ligaments which baring in mind are over bendy due to the relaxin hormone your body is producing from as early as week 10.
Deep Tissue Sports Massage
Days: Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
PREGNANCY MASSAGE //
I graduated from the London School of Massage with a distinction in deep tissue sports massage in 2006. Having started my business in 2007, I have been practicing in Sheen for over 10yrs, previously working at Sheen Physio & Sports Injury Clinic.
Working with Zubin and his team at Sheen Therapy Centre has given me a fantastic opportunity to expand my clinical, teaching and movement practice.
Working with a vast range of clients from teenagers to octogenarians my practice is continually evolving. My priority is to deliver the most up to date effective and efficient soft tissue treatments to ensure my clients move better and become pain free.
In addition to my hands on treatments I use the latest neuromuscular percussive therapy device called Theragun. This new device is incredibly effective in improving range of motion, breaking down scar tissue and adhesions, increasing lymphatic flow and reducing lactic acid. Many US athletes including NBA and NFL, also top European football and rugby clubs use Theragun to aid faster recovery.
In early 2018 I became a fully certified Foundation Training Instructor. I travelled to Brooklyn, NYC to be trained by the master instructors of Foundation Training.
I am currently the only London instructor and one of 12 in the UK. Foundation Training is a movement based therapy devised to strengthen the posterior chain of muscles whilst decompressing the spine and ribcage. Foundation Training is for everyone and any age, there is no apparatus needed only your own bodyweight.
A long established local private healthcare centre offering Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Psychotherapy and Counselling, Deep Tissue Sports Massage, Foundation Training, Rock Tape, Pregnancy Massage, and Reflexology.
All our practitioners are fully registered and insured within their respective fields, and we aim to offer a warm professional service to new and old clients alike.
Monday - Friday. 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday. 08.00 - 13.00
334 Upper Richmond Road West
East Sheen - London. S14 7JR
Phone: 020 8878 2731