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Pregnancy Massage

Massage in pregnancy can be hugely beneficial, not only for the mother, but for the unborn baby too.

It is an amazing privilege as a therapist to give a pregnancy massage. Every woman has a different experience of pregnancy and your body changes faster than at any other time in your life.

Massage can be given from 12 weeks to gestation. The massage can be performed lying on your tummy, if comfortable to do so until 16 weeks, or in a side lying position. The least compromising and most comfortable way to be massaged during pregnancy, is using the Hydrotherm system lying on warm water filled cushions ergonomically positioned, to suit your stages of pregnancy).

It is important to complete a full consultation, prior to treatment, as some conditions in pregnancy, may restrict a massage treatment being given. You may need to consult with your Midwife or GP, to seek permission prior to treatment, if you have any complicating factors or illnesses. I will happily provide you with advice and information, once I am in receipt of your consultation form.

There are many benefits of pregnancy massage:

  • Relaxing for mother and baby
  • Encourages the realise of oxytocin
  • Stimulates a sluggish bowel
  • Relaxes the respiratory system
  • Improves self esteem
  • Provides support and a link with health professionals
  • Relief from muscular tensions, cramps and spasm, particularly in the lower back, hips and legs, upper back and shoulders
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
  • Improves lymphatic drainage and improves circulation, which may reduce swelling
  • Reduces stress and anxiety and aids tranquil relaxation
  • Reduces stress on weight bearing joints
  • Can Improve labour and ease labour pain. Specific essential oils can be discussed, to assist with your delivery

Relaxing body massage (12-16 weeks) – 90 minutes  –  £70.00

Relaxing body and face/head massage  (12-16 weeks)- 105 minutes – £80.00

Hydrotherm body massage – 105 minutes – £85.00

Hydrotherm full body plus facial massage – 120 minutes – £95.00

What to expect: 

A consultation form will be emailed to you prior to your appointment; please complete and return, at your earliest convenience.

Please allow for a consultation, during your appointment time, prior to commencement of your massage. Understanding your physical and emotional needs is an important part of the treatment.

During your massage; You will be completely supported by pillows to provide weightless support and ultimate relaxation.

If you choose to experience a Hydrotherm 3D massage treatment, you will be supported ergonomically on warm water filled cushions, with no need for turning, during the treatment. For more information click here.

Some Essential oils can also be used in your treatment, if you desire, to further aid relaxation and well-being. We will choose a perfect blend, to suit your needs, together.

Post-natally, you are welcome to attend for any massage treatment ,with your baby, or bring someone along to give you support. You can always hold your baby during a massage; a Hydrotherm being a perfect way to facilitate this.