Pregnancy and acupuncture are wonderful for mums to be, helping you to enjoy this special time, connect with your baby and deal with any difficult emotions of physical symptoms.
Postnatally, treatment addresses pain in the body, often associated with breast feeding and lifting a growing a baby, and supports you emotionally, providing much needed rebalancing and down time post birth.
Safety is of the utmost importance during pregnancy which is why Sunny is specifically trained to work with pregnant clients. This ensures correct assessment of suitability for massage, correct (and comfortable) positioning for the pregnancy massage and appropriate aftercare for optimum results.
Benefits of prenatal and postnatal treatments: Physical changes throughout pregnancy and postnatal, aches and pains, nausea, preparation for birth, emotional support through relaxation, beneficial for baby too.
What to expect: Pregnancy massage treatments are performed in three different positions which ensures all areas can be accessed, and that you remain comfortable throughout. The first is lying on the left side, the second in a seated position, and the third in a semi-reclined position. For an acupuncture treatment the most suitable position will be chosen.
After the birth, if comfortable you can return to lying on your tummy. Babies are welcome to attend your massage appointments with you if childcare is difficult. You can continue to feed during a massage by lying on your side or with baby lying on you.
A bespoke aromatherapy blend can be prepared for each treatment, with oils selected for specific conditions and for each individual. A lower dilution of oils is used during pregnancy and postnatally.
For acupuncture treatments, we tend to use fewer and only pregnancy safe points. Sunny can also teach acupressure points to use during labour for you and your birth partner.
For correct rehabilitation focused aftercare is given including postural advice and stretches.
Treatment length: Both massage and acupuncture treatments last 1 hour. 60 minute treatments are usually sufficient for a more focused treatment on a particular problem area. If you would like a full body massage, please contact Sunny to discuss booking a longer treatment so equal and thorough attention can be given to all areas of the body.
The Consultation: Your initial treatment includes a consultation looking into medical history and aspects of lifestyle which may be influencing your current condition. This not only ensures that the treatment is suitable for you but that positive effects from the treatment can be maintained.