Pregnancy massage

The nine months of pregnancy are a special time for any mother-to-be. During this time her body will be going through various changes and she may experience some minor ailments that cause discomfort. Some issues during pregnancy include tiredness, nausea, back pain, stretch marks, swelling of feet, ankles and hands. On an emotional level the mother-to-be, as well as feeling overjoyed and excited, may also be feeling anxious, stressed and nervous about her pregnancy. Stress hormones can be passed to the baby so it is important that she is able to stay relaxed and calm.

The pregnancy massage is adapted to meet the changing shape, comfort and needs of the mother-to-be. The massage is given with the client lying on her side rather than face down, and then face up. Extra pillows are used to help her feel comfortable and secure during the session.

In addition to reducing discomfort during pregnancy the massage can nourish the mother-to-be, making her feel nurtured and cared for. The massage oil can help to prevent stretch marks and nourishes the skin. Pregnancy massage enhances the psychological and emotional well-being of both mother and baby.

If you have a history of miscarriages, complicated pregnancies or medical issues concerning your pregnancy please consult your doctor before booking your appointment.


• reduces stress and anxiety to bring a sense of balance and calm

• can help improve the psychological and emotional well-being of the mother-to-be

• improve blood flow so that oxygen, nutrients and waste products are carried effectively from body tissues and the placenta

• can help reduce swelling of feet and hands.

• relief from muscle cramps, spasms and muscle pain

• reduces stress on weight bearing joints

• oils used for massage nourish the skin and can help prevent stretch marks


If you have any questions or to book a Pregnancy Massage at Natural Grace Therapies in Thornton Heath, call Grace on 020 8771 8960 or 07981 827929 or send an email via the contact page.