To assist with the pain and tensions experienced during pregnancy a combination of Swedish and Remedial techniques are used by specially trained practioners. Some of the benefits of a Pregnancy Massage include reducing peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain. Care must be taken during the first trimester but Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy. Various techniques are used as the client progresses through the pregnancy and massage may be performed whilst she is lying on her side, seated or on a special table that allows her to lie on her stomach. Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is also said to shorten labour time and make the return of your optimal fitness easier.