Pregnancy Massage

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What is Pregnancy Massage?

Safe relief from lower back pain and swollen ankles

Pregnancy massage is customised to an expectant mother's needs but is most often used to promote relaxation. Since many pregnant women suffer from lower back pain and swollen ankles especially in the later months, prenatal massage is a safe, drug-free way to provide relief.

How does it differ from a "regular" massage?

As the recipiant is pregnant, the massage therapist requires greater knowledge of pregnancy and anatomy of a pregnant woman. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged.

Our massage therapists have received specialised training and are certified in prenatal massage. They know how to position and support a woman's body during the massage, modify techniques, and avoid certain areas during pregnancy.

They use a special pillow that allows you to rest comfortably and safely during the massage.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of Pregnancy Massage include:

  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Can ease labour pain
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering

Why us?


Specially trainined pregnancy massage therapists

All our pregnancy massage therapists are specifically qualified in pregnancy massage and use specialist equipment for pregnancy massage treatments. Our practitioners are also all chartered members of their relevant professional associations, so you can be assured you are receiving the best treatment from highly qualified experts.

Many of our healthcare centres have GPs, nurses and physiotherapists onsite.

It is important to note that pregnancy massage is only designed to be taken after the first trimester. 

Award-winning, quality assured healthcare

The Medical is registered with the government's healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who assesses whether a clinic is safe, caring and responsive to the patient's needs.

We have also  been awarded the 'Clinic Management Quality Mark' and the 'Patient Practice Quality Mark' for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers' expectations.

Convenient parking close to our healthcare centres

The Medical’s healthcare centres are conveniently located across the UK and easily accessible to work around your busy schedule. Many of our centres have on-site parking or easy parking nearby.

We open 7am to 9pm on weekdays, and also provide weekend appointments so that you can be seen as soon as possible.

Massage service plan

What to expect from your massage service

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1. Identify needs

The initial objective is to identify what you would like to achieve from your treatment. Whatever your needs, the practitioner will take time to listen and understand these fully.

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2. Treatment in-line with needs

Once the practitioner has understood what you are looking to achieve, they will tailor the sports massage to suit your individual requirements.

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3. Discuss findings

During your massage the practitioner will identify any areas that need to be addressed. They will then discuss their findings with you at the end of the treatment.

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4. Treatment plan

Once your problem has been diagnosed, the practitioner will talk to you about the treatment options and a plan going forward designed to meet your specific needs.

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