Let’s talk about massage treatment for a pregnant woman; how and why it is varied from other massage treatments, and how the choice of client lying position and pillow support can gain the optimum benefit during the massage treatment.
The side lying position resembles a foetal position, and offers many physical and psychological comforts for a pregnant client. Pregnancy massage becomes part of her on-going perinatal support and care plan. The side lying position offers a range of very positive responses for Mum, baby and therapist. This position enables easy access to all areas of the body – it is important to treat the whole body in pregnancy so the overall outcome of the treatment is wholly beneficial.