Delighted to announce that the last 2 massage clients have gone into labour less than 24 hours later and have both had normal births within 36 hrs.
With rising Induction rates and its associated increased Caesarean rates, many women are looking for natural measures to encourage baby to make an appearance. Holistic massage can help a Mum feel relaxed and nurtured and this in turn can raise levels of the hormone oxytocin- high levels of which are required to initiate labour. I am a retired midwife specialising in pregnancy aromatherapy massage offering mobile treatments or in my own home. I also have a qualification in maternity reflex zone therapy so I incorporate some techniques plus the use of certain essential oils when massaging women in their 40th and 41st week.
Treatments start from £30 for an hour though I recommend 75-90 mins for a full body massage. Ideally labour priming should start a few weeks earlier with weekly massages during maternity leave until baby arrives. It may be helpful to have a session with Dad present so he can be taught some pain relieving techniques for labour.
A post-natal massage may also be beneficial in the early days/weeks and being able to lie face down now is an advantage. I am happy to provide treatments in your home or mine with baby present but you may get more of a relaxing treatment if someone else is available to comfort the baby.