Prenatal massage is safe and effective throughout the whole of your pregnancy (unless you have specific issues outlined by your health professional).
"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
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
RockTape Kinesio Taping
Days: Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
PREGNANCY MASSAGE //
Sue Glasgow graduated from the London School of Massage with a distinction in Deep Tissue Sports Massage in 2006. She has practised in Sheen for more than 10 years, having started her business in 2007, and previously worked at the Sheen Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic.
Working with Zubin and the team at Sheen Therapy Centre gave Sue a fantastic opportunity to expand her clinical knowledge, teaching and movement practice. Working with a vast range of clients, her practice is continually evolving, but her priority has always been to deliver the most up-to-date, effective and efficient soft-tissue and massage treatments to give clients better freedom of movement and freedom from pain.
In addition to hands-on treatments, Sue uses the latest in neuromuscular percussive therapy technology – a 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 professional international athletes and teams – including NBA and NFL players, top European footballers and rugby clubs – use Theragun to aid faster recovery.
In early 2018, Sue became a fully certified Foundation Training Instructor, travelling to Brooklyn, NYC, to be trained by the master instructors of Foundation Training. She is currently the only certified instructor in London, and one of just 12 in the UK.
A long established local private healthcare centre offering Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Myofascial Dry Needling, Psychotherapy, Deep Tissue Sports Massage, Foundation Training, Rock Tape, Pregnancy Massage, and Reflexology.
We aim to offer a friendly, welcoming and professional service to new and existing clients alike. All our practitioners are fully registered and insured within their respective fields.
Monday - Friday 08.00 - 20.00
Saturdays 08.00 - 13.00
334 Upper Richmond Road West
East Sheen, London. SW14 7JR
Phone: 020 8878 2731