Shiatsu can assist women hopeful of conceiving, either through IVF or without assistans, throughout the trimesters of pregnancy, during labour and whilst recovering from delivery. 

The treatments support the changes that each trimester brings and can alleviate the physical and emotional discomforts associated with the changes of pregnancy. Shiatsu nurtures both the mother and the baby throughout the entire cycle of pregnancy, helping mother and baby bonding and during the physical and emotional transition of welcoming a new child into life. Specific ailments Shiatsu can assist with are: 

  • Backache
  • Leg Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating & swelling
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • General discomfort & pain

In the East it is thought that at least one third of your social, physical and mental functioning is already determined by your experiences in the womb. Pregnancy is a spiritual practice. Shiatsu supports women throughout their pregnancy experience and offers them increased feelings of wellbeing and comfort.