What is Pregnancy Sports Massage?

Similar in many ways to a normal Sports Massage or Remedial Massage certain changes listed below are made during a Pregnancy Sports Massage Appointment to ensure both the mother and the baby’s well being both during and after the treatment.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION DURING THE SARS-CoV-2 PANDEMIC

Please be aware, the availability of Pregnancy Sports Massage, as well as any other treatment during Pregnancy, is currently only available from Focused Therapy London with prior notification and written medical consent from your GP. This is to confirm they considered it medically safe for you to receive a close contact Appointment during the pandemic.

Please see the Covid-19 Policy page for further details.

What are the main objectives of Pregnancy Sports Massage?

The main objectives of Pregnancy Sports Massage are to support your body during the changes it goes through, and to treat any pain or discomfort you may be feeling, due to your pregnancy. Also to provide as many of the same benefits as possible as you could expect to receive from following Therapies, as requested, at the same time as adapting each treatment to ensure as first priority both your and your baby’s well being:

Is it safe to have a Massage during Pregnancy?

Yes it is safe. I always require that if you notify me that they are, or may be pregnant, that you receive your first scan before receiving any Therapies from me during pregnancy. This is to ensure that all is well with both your health as well as the baby's and that no high risk or other complications may be occurring with the pregnancy which precaution against or prevent massage being an appropriate treatment for you. If you would like to receive a Pregnancy Sports Massage in your First Trimester, before receiving your first scan, you will need to provide me with Medical Consent from your GP or other pregnancy related medical expert, with any guidelines for treatment additionally provided that they may consider appropriate during your treatment (where applicable).

It is always additionally recommended that any expectant mother receiving any form of bodywork therapy during pregnancy speaks to a pregnancy related pregnancy related medical expert before attending any Confirmed Appointment to receive any of the Therapies I provide. That way they can be sure to receive any specialised guidance on any specific requirements relating to what is best for both them and their baby during their current trimester stage of pregnancy, as well as feedback on both their and their baby's current state of health.

If you have not already seen a pregnancy related medical expert to advise that you are, or believe that you may be, pregnant, speaking to a relevant pregnancy related Medical Expert before considering any pregnancy massage is especially recommended unless you are sufficiently medically qualified yourself and can vouch in an official capacity for both your and your baby's well being. Once you have received confirmation that all was well with your first scan and that it has been confirmed by a pregnancy related medical expert that your scan showed no high risk or other complications with either your health or your pregnancy you are fine to receive Pregnancy Sports Massage during any Trimester unless you have been advised otherwise due to any other non pregnancy related medical condition.

As long as I am aware that you are pregnant then you can feel confident in receiving a safe and effective treatment. Please always ensure to provide me with any relevant medical information in relation to both your own and your baby’s health at the start of each Confirmed Appointment. This information should be provided along with any guidelines for treatment which have been advised to you about any areas you should avoid having any massage work, or any areas where too much depth of massage is not recommended in your specific circumstances. That way I can establish if there are any standard Pregnancy Sports Massage treatment styles that need to be adapted at the start of every Appointment.

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