A Woman Getting a Pregnancy Massage

Book a pregnancy or postpartum massage

Pregnancy massage has been specifically tailored for expectant mothers, focusing on alleviating physical discomforts associated with pregnancy, including lower back pain and swelling, as well as providing much needed relaxation. 

Postpartum massage has been created for women following childbirth, usually in the weeks and months following delivery. Postpartum massage helps the body recover from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery, focusing on easing soreness, promoting relaxation and relieving tension. 

from £49

Benefits of pregnancy massage

  • Promotes relaxation and helps to reduce stress
  • Helps minimise back and sciatic nerve pain
  • Relieves muscle aches and leg cramps
  • Helps to improve circulation and reduce water retention and swelling– oedema
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Promotes restful sleep

Our recommendation

“Our pregnancy massage has been carefully created to address the unique needs of expectant mothers, aiming to alleviate discomforts, ease tension, and nurture both body and mind.” – our Lead Therapist

What to expect during a pregnancy massage

After being greeted by your therapist, a short consultation will be held to identify any specific areas you would like to focus on so your therapist can best address your needs. 

You will be asked to lie on the massage bed underneath the covers. Your therapist will ensure you are comfortable with specially shaped bolsters and additional cushions to make lying more comfortable. During the later stages of pregnancy, it is advisable to lie on your side with supportive cushions for both comfort and safety. Communicate with your therapist during the treatment about pressure or any discomfort you are feeling.

FAQs about pregnancy massage

Basingstoke Sports Centre, Belvedere House Basingstoke, Reigate and Winchester clinics all offer pregnancy and postpartum massage.

Yes, in most cases, it’s safe to get a massage during pregnancy, especially when performed by a certified prenatal massage therapist like our therapists at Target Therapies. 

Pregnancy massage aims to address the discomforts and changes experienced during gestation, focusing on back pain, swelling and muscle tension. Postpartum massage has been designed for women following childbirth to help the body recover from the physical and emotional stress of labour and delivery. It aims to ease soreness, support the body’s natural healing process and promote relaxation. 

Yes, techniques are adjusted to accommodate a pregnant person’s body and avoid pressure points that might induce labour.

Please come to your session in light, comfortable clothes that are easy to change out of/into. You will be given time before your treatment begins and at the end of your session to undress/dress in privacy. You will have a cover placed over you at all times and only the area of your body being massaged will be exposed at any point. 

Post-massage, you will feel relaxed, possibly sleepy, and experience relief from muscle tension. Drink plenty of water after your treatment to help aid recovery and to flush any toxins out of your system that have been released through massage. 

You will experience immediate relief from discomfort, but depending on individual needs and comfort, getting a pregnancy massage once a month or more frequently may be beneficial to alleviate the discomforts often felt during pregnancy. 

Pregnancy & postpartum massage is available as part of our silver membership package, to make regular sessions more affordable. 

High-risk pregnancies or certain health conditions might warrant avoiding or adjusting massage techniques. Consult your GP or midwife.

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I feel so much better and relaxed after my pregnancy massage. Sissi identified some strong pain around my shoulders and she focused on them during the session so I am feeling so much better and lighter. I will definitely come back and strongly recommend Sissi.

I felt so relaxed

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I am 41 weeks pregnant and went to see Sisi, who immediately released all the tension in my back and legs. She was professional and knew the positions I would feel most comfortable sitting and lying in; I left feeling the most relaxed I had felt in days.

Pregnancy & Postpartum massage is available in Basingstoke Sports Centre,
Belvedere House Basingstoke, Reigate and Winchester clinics.