Maternity Massage Therapy

I offer Maternity/Pregnancy Massage Therapy.  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.

With a low risk and normal pregnancy then I can massage you:

  • first trimester

  • second trimester

  • third trimester

  • post natally

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 and to arrange an initial consultation and appointment

please telephone on 07423 019459

OR fill in the contact form below

Maternity Massage Therapy session
We will need a thorough consultation via phone before we book you in to ensure it is safe and appropriate to carry out maternity massage therapy. 

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 enough. 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.

What to expect 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pregnancy Massage suitable for the first trimester?

Yes, my training focused on all three trimesters.  Massage therapy is considered safe for a normal pregnancy and there is no scientific evidence to show that it may be harmful.  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 inform your midwives or care team to check if they have any concerns, although they do not "give permission" per se, and I will ask you to sign that you have done this. 

 

I have a high risk pregnancy.  May I still have massage therapy?

If you have a high risk pregnancy and have any of the conditions listed below in cautions and contraindications or a history of recurrent miscarriage/pregnancy loss then it would be better to not go ahead.  If you have any unexplained concerns or symptoms then please get a check up with your healthcare team first.   For some issues you can be referred to an allied healthcare professional instead such as a physiotherapist or an osteopath and then you can always come back for a massage when your health is more settled.

 

Pregnancy massage therapy is not intended to replace medical care.  I reserve the right to refuse to treat someone if I feel it may not be in their best interests.

For further information please read about your maternity rights.

Pregnancy Massage Cautions and Contraindications

Certain issues may mean it is not adviseable to go ahead either at all (contraindications) or without seeking further advice (cautions).   Please see my Consultation page.

If you have any questions please call me or use my contact form below.   

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

Please see my Booking page for more information.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom