Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a specialised form of massage therapy designed to address the unique needs and concerns of expectant mothers. It is performed by our certified prenatal massage therapist who has the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively support you throughout their pregnancy journey.

Pregnancy massage focuses on providing relief from common discomforts such as back pain, swelling, and muscle tension while promoting relaxation and overall well-being. Our therapist utilises gentle and nurturing techniques, adapting to the changes in a woman’s body and considering the specific trimester and individual needs.

Benefits of pregnancy massage  

  • Reduces stress, tension and anxiety
  • Reduces muscular tension
  • Helps to restore postural balance
  • Helps to normalise range of motion to the joint
  • Helps to speed up venous and lymph circulation- bringing nutrients to the tissues and eliminates waste
  • Helps to reduce swelling
  • Eases varicose veins
  • Helps to normalise blood pressure
  • Minimises nausea
  • Lifts mood
  • Helps to reduce pain and treat any discomfort you may have
  • Helps the mother prepare physically, emotionally and mentally for the birth

Areas which pregnancy massage can address: 

  • Back: this is a very common ailment of pregnancy due to the body changes and extra weight, particularly to the lumbar spine.
  • Neck and shoulders: new discomfort due to postural changes as a result of the added weight
  • Hands, wrists and forearms: to help with discomfort and lymphatic drainage
  • Swollen feet and ankles: stiffness and tension of the body can be reflected in the rigidity in the feet. By loosening the tension, this can help with the entire body. The extra weight can cause the feet to swell.
  • Legs: legs can get tired and achy due to the added weight
  • Face and Scalp- to help alleviate headaches and tension

Pregnancy can cause stress on the body due to mental, physical and emotional changes. It is then how the woman handles the stress that can have a profound effect on her own health and the health of the baby. Maternal stress levels are increased by common pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, fatigue, swelling and backaches.

Stress can have harmful effects if left untreated: 

  • Low birth rate
  • Increased labour pain
  • Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Higher probability of miscarriage

With its soothing touch and therapeutic benefits, pregnancy massage provides a tranquil space for women to connect with their bodies, reduce stress, and enhance the bond with their growing baby. It is a nurturing and supportive treatment that can contribute to a more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy experience.

Please note that the content of any consultations, sessions or materials should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is essential to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new treatments or therapies during pregnancy. While every effort is made to ensure the safety and comfort of clients, it is the responsibility of the client to disclose any relevant medical information and update the therapist regarding changes in their health status during the course of the pregnancy.

To make an enquiry or book your appointment please call 01386 792126

Your Specialists

Alice Brooks-Davies

Physiotherapist
BSc, HCPC, MCSP