Towards the end of their pregnancy, clients often comment, ‘This is the only place I can be comfortable lying on my stomach.’ With pregnant women, cushions are placed above and below the bulge, and this support takes the pressure off the abdomen. As pregnancy advances, there is increasing tension in the lower back, which is usually also referred upwards to the shoulder-blade area or the neck.

Besides relieving these aches and pains, BSR plays an important role in helping the body prepare itself for the birth. By minimising the compression on the lumbar spine, there is improved communication in the whole pelvic region.

Many women experience difficult births while they have back problems. After undergoing BSR care during the subsequent pregnancy, they have found the birth process much easier.