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Pregnancy Massage Therapy


Pregnancy massage involves a combination of gentle and remedial techniques help to relieve body tension for the mother. It can help alleviate discomforts including back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel and fluid retention, promoting relaxation, improving circulation, reducing stress and anxiety. Side lying positioning is used with plenty of pillows to ensure premium comfort and safety, whilst massage is performed on the scalp, legs, feet, back, shoulders and neck. We use organic, cold-pressed oils that are perfectly safe for Mumma and baby.

What trimester is best recommended for Pregnancy Massage?

During the first trimester we encourage you to avoid pregnancy massage, especially if there is a history of miscarriage or complications. During the early stages, the pregnancy is still in its most delicate phase so we do not recommend booking if you are in your first trimester.

In the second and third trimester however, both Mother and Child are perfectly safe to receive massage. The third trimester, in particular is often considered the optimal time as the belly grows larger, heavier and therefore creating more weight for the mothers back and pelvis to bare. Certain bones and tissue are also shifting to prepare for childbirth, therefore professional and remedial techniques are used to provide pain relief, create more comfort and relaxation. 

How often is recommended to have Pregnancy Massage?

During the second trimester, we recommend having pregnancy massage wherever the mothers feels is necessary. In the third trimester and final stages of the pregnancy however, it is encouraged to receive regular fortnightly or weekly massage to support the mothers physical and emotional health in the preparational stages for childbirth. Certain bones and tissue are also shifting, therefore professional and remedial techniques are used to provide pain relief, create more comfort and relaxation. 


  • Reduced musculoskeletal pain: Pregnancy often leads to musculoskeletal discomfort, such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, and leg cramps. Massage therapy helps alleviate these pains by improving blood circulation, releasing muscle tension, and promoting the release of endorphins, which act as natural pain relievers.

  • Decreased stress & anxiety: Pregnancy can be a stressful time for women, and high levels of stress and anxiety can negatively impact maternal health and fetal development. Massage therapy triggers the relaxation response, reducing levels of stress hormones like cortisol and promoting the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin, which enhance mood and reduce anxiety.

  • Improved sleep quality: Many pregnant women struggle with sleep disturbances due to hormonal changes, discomfort, and anxiety. Pregnancy massage can help regulate sleep patterns by inducing relaxation, reducing pain and discomfort, and promoting a state of calm that enhances sleep quality.

  • Enhanced lymphatic & blood circulation: Pregnancy can lead to fluid retention and swelling in the legs and feet. Massage therapy stimulates lymphatic drainage and improves blood circulation, helping to reduce swelling (edema) and promote the removal of toxins and metabolic waste products from the body.

  • Hormonal regulation: Pregnancy massage can positively influence hormone levels by reducing stress hormones and promoting the release of endorphins and oxytocin. These hormonal changes can have a beneficial impact on the overall well-being of both the mother and the baby.

  • Improved mood & mental health: Hormonal fluctuations and physical discomfort during pregnancy can contribute to mood swings and feelings of emotional distress. Massage therapy helps regulate hormones, promote relaxation, and reduce stress, resulting in improved mood and overall mental well-being.


Overall, pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the unique physical and emotional needs that arise during pregnancy. The benefits of pregnancy massage include relaxation, stress reduction, relief from pregnancy-related discomforts and enhance the mothers' (and baby's) overall well-being.


Our therapists are trained, qualified and experienced in Pregnancy Massage Therapy.

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