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Kennington Osteopathic Practice

Osteopathy & The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

November 16, 2023
Pregnancy Massage Oxford

Osteopathy and the Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

I'm Sophie, Principal Osteopath at Kennington Osteopathic Practice Oxford. Today, I'm thrilled to share insights on pregnancy massage and osteopathy. I've been contacted by two pregnant ladies this week, and it suddenly came to my attention that I haven't spoken about massage during pregnancy or even mentioned it before on my website or blog. 

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, but it can come with its own set of challenges—aches, pains, and discomfort. Because of the risks and uncertainty involved during pregnancy, mothers often find that they are 'not eligible'  for treatment at mainstream massage providers; this is where the holistic and medically trained approach of osteopathy can offer incredible relief and support. 

Understanding the Harmony: Osteopathy and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes hormonal and physical changes. These changes can lead to musculoskeletal issues like lower back pain, pelvic discomfort, or even shoulder and neck tension.

Osteopathy plays a pivotal role as our approach is gentle yet effective, focusing on restoring balance within the body. By employing hands-on techniques, I aim to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and support overall well-being during this crucial phase of life.

The Role of Pregnancy Massage: A Soothing Touch

Now, let's delve into the marvels of a pregnancy massage. A Pregnancy massage at Kennington Osteopathic Practice is a relaxation massage tailored to address the unique needs of expecting mothers. Gentle strokes and techniques ease muscle tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation—a much-needed reprieve during pregnancy. At the same time, my key focus is to ensure Mum is safe and comfortable, keeping her and her baby safe at all times. 

The Benefits?

  • Pain Relief: Pregnancy massage helps alleviate common discomforts like lower back pain and sciatica.
  • Improved Circulation: It enhances blood flow, reducing swelling and improving overall circulation.
  • Stress Reduction: Relaxation techniques incorporated in the massage assist in reducing stress hormones.

The Synergy: Integrating Osteopathy and Pregnancy Massage

What makes our approach unique at Kennington Osteopathic Practice is our ability to integrate these practices seamlessly. Our personalised sessions combine osteopathic techniques with specialised pregnancy massages, offering a comprehensive and tailored solution for each individual.

Pregnancy is a time of immense joy and anticipation, and it should also be a time of comfort and well-being for expecting mothers. At Kennington Osteopathic Practice, I believe in nurturing that journey by offering holistic care that embraces the union of osteopathy and pregnancy massage.

If you're seeking relief from pregnancy-related discomfort or wish to experience the combined benefits of osteopathy and pregnancy massage, don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you on this incredible journey towards motherhood.

Until next time,


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Sophie specialises in providing pain relief and self management techniques through the use of hands on therapy and health care expertise.