PREGNANCY MASSAGE 30 min. £40    50 min. £65

Pregnancy massage is a catch-all term for any hands-on massage during or after pregnancy. Massage while you are pregnant is also called antenatal massage. Massage in the few months after delivery is called postnatal massage. This massage will help to go back to “normal”, will teach you to massage your breast for milk production. It will help you to relax and rest and recover from the delivery and the sleep deprivation.

During the Pre-natal treatment, the practitioner will use pillows and boosters to position a woman comfortably on her side. This helps especially during the later stages of pregnancy. Lying on your side is often the most comfortable position for pregnancy massage.

The therapy promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back.

Pregnancy massage provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints. It eases neck and back pain, helps you to keep good posture and relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles.  Aids the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which keeps blood flowing to both the mother and the baby. It stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels, and relieves nervous tension throughout the body. And the nurturing touch during pregnancy massage promotes relaxation and provides emotional support.

A massage therapy during pregnancy might have multiple positive effects, including:

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased levels of the stress hormone noradrenaline

  • Increased levels of the "feel-good" hormones serotonin and dopamine

  • Decreased levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress

  • An overall improvement in mood