Pregnancy massage in Muswell Hill – trends towards the end
I always find that when the client reaches 35 weeks into her pregnancy the aches and pains change from her shoulders to her lower back. You start to feel the baby pushing downwards and this shift makes all the tension sit around the client’s sacrum which can be very uncomfortable. Sometimes, they will feel this pain refer up their spine as the muscles around the sacrum start to tighten. However, most women will get a huge amount of relief if their therapist works on the Gluteal muscles. During a pregnancy massage I use some gentle manipulation to begin with to soften up the muscle and then some strong elbow/thumb pressure points around the whole muscle will release the pressure that has built up around the hip and sacrum.
Reflexology was created in 1913 by William H Fitzgerald and Dr. Edwin Bowers, the premise of which is that zones on the sole of the foot have a numbing effect on certain parts f the body. The theory was expanded by Eunice D. Ingham who effectively created the reflexology we know of today. Ingham mapped the hands and feet into zones that he thought had a direct effect on various parts of the body including organs.
Very little evidence for Reflexology being an effective treatment for medical conditions has been forthcoming, but the same can be said for many other remedial treatments including massage. This does not mean Reflexology is ineffective.
At Massage Muswell Hill, we have provided all thoughts of remedial treatments; from Acupuncture to Sports massage, and we let the client decide for themselves if the treatment is beneficial.