MASSAGE IS MEDICINE
Regular massage is part of a good self-care lifestyle along with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
That fantastic feeling after a massage when your body moves more easily, your muscles feel softer and all those tense areas have been eased away also reduces your overall stress levels and helps you fight off disease.
Bodywork teaches us how to receive, to remember how to relax, to breathe fully and deeply, to be in our bodies and be fully alive.
Benefits of massage
- Eases tension, stiffness and pain.
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces harmful stress hormones
- Rebalances the nervous system
- Reduces blood pressure
- Improves your body’s elimination processes
- Prevent unnecessary strains and injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need a treatment during pregnancy?
If you have a particular health issue during pregnancy, you may benefit from regular weekly or every-other-week sessions.
During a more typical pregnancy, you can benefit from treatments once a month increasing during the last trimester, to help you reach your due date at your best physically and emotionally.
I’m feeling scared and overwhelmed. Can you help?
Using creative visualisation and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) exercises, you can reduce and release these fears and then decide how you WANT to feel during the birth.
I also custom-blend Bach Flower remedies to deal with special emotions you may be experiencing such as fear, lack of confidence, or impatience with others.
I can’t lie on my back for more than a few minutes. How will I manage an hour long treatment?
You’ll be able to lie on your side with lots of pillows to support you. You’ll feel so comfortable you may even drift off to sleep!
I am overdue and they are threatening to induce me. Help?!?!?
I believe that babies arrive when they are meant to and due dates are a guideline only. I find a combination of Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage and reflexology usually get labour moving as long as your body (and baby) are ready.
How much do you charge?
All my pricing information and how to book is here.
I thoroughly enjoyed my prenatal massage with Annette. Not only did it provide me with a much needed opportunity for relaxation, but it helped improve my sore and aching body as well. She was gentle and very aware of how to approach a prenatal body, and I felt quite comfortable in her care. Annette’s treatment definitely enhanced both my physical and mental well-being!K.K., Modi'in