Maternity Massage Therapy

Massage helps you to love your body and heal your world

 

I offer Maternity/Pregnancy Massage Therapy.  If you have a low risk normal pregnancy then I can treat you from the first trimester, through the second and third.  I can also offer massage postnatally.

After our initial conversation we will have a thorough consultation via phone to ensure it is safe and appropriate to carry out massage therapy.  ​Please see my cautions and contraindications

Potential benefits:
  • reduce stress hormones and anxiety levels

  • enhance deep relaxation of the mind and body

  • bring about relief for strained and overtired muscles

  • improve sleep quality

  • increase energy levels and wellbeing

  • improves circulation

  • relieves common discomforts

  • improve skin tone

  • alleviate muscular aches, spasm and tension including back, arms and legs

  • release tension and tightness

  • release endorphins

  • ease postural problems

For initial enquiries please telephone on 07423 019459

OR fill in the contact form below

Maternity Massage Therapy session

Prior to and during the massage, feel free to ask any questions you may have. During the pregnancy massage I will do my utmost to make you comfortable.  For the second and third trimester this is done sidelying with lots of pillows and bolsters.  Comfort is important and usually this is at a slower pace in order to really help you relax.  It is important for me to receive feedback during the treatment such as if an area feels tender or if you are warm and comfortable enough.   Informed consent is something I value so if at any point you wish me to stop during the treatment or my pressure is uncomfortable please tell me. Massage of your belly area is optional.

My philosophy to Pregnancy Massage is to help you feel integrated with your body and your bump.  Pregnancy can bring up so many feelings and taking the time out for pregnancy massage can be of great comfort.

What to wear:

For pregnancy massage therapy:

  • You will be fully draped - please make sure your undergarments are comfy 

  • Ensure your over clothes are easy to take off and put back on

  • Please have a thorough wash in the morning as a minimum before you attend

  •  Please bring your own mask or face covering if you wish to wear one so that you feel comfy

  • You will be appropriately draped with towels or sheets to protect your modesty whilst on the couch

  • I will wait outside the room while you undress to your underwear, get onto the couch, and cover yourself with a clean sheet  

  • You may wish to bring a hair comb or brush to neaten your hair afterwards.  Also as I use a massage wax, although I will do my utmost to keep it off, it may end up in your hair.   

At the end of the treatment you will be informed of general aftercare which may also include:

  • Postural awareness exercises

  • Breathing exercises

  • Ergonomic advice to change postural habits at work or in the home

  • Recommendations to seek treatment or advice from other therapists including allied healthcare professionals like osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors or from your GP or midwives.

 

FAQs

Is Pregnancy Massage suitable for the first trimester?

Yes, my training focused on all three trimesters.  There is no evidence that pregnancy massage can cause problems.  However, as the first trimester can often be the stage where miscarriage is most likely to occur this will be discussed at the initial consultation.  

Do I need permission from my midwives?

No, you do not need to seek permission for massage therapy.  However, it is adviseable to seek advice from your midwives or care team, although they do not "give permission" per se, especially if you know you are a high risk pregnancy.  It is also the case if you have any unexplained concerns or symptoms then I would prefer that you get a check up with your healthcare team and we will discuss this at the consultation (I reserve the right to refuse to treat someone if I feel it may not be in their best interests).  Pregnancy massage therapy is not intended to replace medical care.

If you have any questions please use my Contact page.     

What to expect (in line with close contact guidance on Covid)

Please see my Booking page for more information.

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