You can come for a massage at any time during your pregnancy. The treatment and your position will be modified according to how many weeks pregnant you are. It is safe for you to come before 12 weeks (unless you have a history of over 3 miscarriages, then you can to come from the 12 week mark). It is equally safe to come at the end of your third Trimester (I often massage women in labour!).
When is the best time to come for Maya Abdominal Massage?
If you are a menstruating woman, then you can come throughout the month except when you have your period and just before. If you have irregular periods, don't worry- you can still book in and if your period comes before the treatment, we can adapt. If you are trying to get pregnant and there is a chance you already are, please come between the end of your period and before you start to ovulate.
Is there anything I need to do/bring before a treatment?
Before each treatment I take a detailed consultation in order to work out how you can best be supported. Any information such as cycle charts, gynaecologist or obstetrician reports can be useful but I am most interested in your personal experience. It's a good idea to not have a large meal before coming for a treatment.
What do I need to wear for a treatment?
You don't need to worry about what to wear as you will be in your underwear during your treatment. Don't worry you will be covered in sheets the whole time.
Is there anything I need to do post- treatment?
It's a really good idea to have a bit of time to yourself after a treatment in order to allow your body to process the changes. The treatment space is around the corner from the beautiful Port Meadow where many of my clients go for a gentle walk after a session. Alternatively go home and hide under a duvet! I would also advise you to drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins.
When is it best to make contact about doula services?
The sooner the better. It takes a bit of time managing my diary to make sure I will be fully available to support you. Please don't worry though if you are quite far down the line, last minute diary adjustments are always possible.
How soon after having had my baby can I come for massage
You can come for a postnatal massage as soon as you feel ready. I can carefully assess what it is you need and how gentle the treatment needs to be and we can go from there.