Pregnancy Massage

The Best Pregnancy Massages for Expectant Mums in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Highly recommended expert pregnancy massage treatments in Newcastle. Available from 12 weeks (after your first NHS Scan) until birth

Pregnancy and expecting a baby is the most exciting time of you and your partners life.  You will be in good hands with our therapists who are specially training in providing Maternity Massage treatments

Read our reviews below. Clients visit us locally from Gosforth, Jesmond, Benton & Heaton and as far as Cramlington, Killingworth, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Blyth, Ashington and further.

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Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy
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Studies have indicated that massage during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.

Massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.

Hormone regulation

Studies done in the past ten years have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress have significantly altered when massage therapy is introduced to women’s prenatal care. Consequently, the treatment leads to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health.

In women who received bi-weekly massages for only five weeks, reduced hormones such as nor-epinephrine and cortisol (hormones associated with stress),  and increased levels of dopamine and serotonin levels (low levels of these hormones can coincide with depression).

These changes in hormone levels may lead to fewer complications during birth and fewer instances of newborn complications. The evidence strongly suggests there are maternal and newborn health benefits when a woman incorporates therapeutic massage into regular prenatal care.

Pregnancy Leg Massage can help reduce swelling

Leg massage for pregnant ladies can help with Oedema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce the collection of fluids in swollen joints. It also improves the removal of tissue waste carried by the body’s lymph system.

Improvement of nerve painBook a specialised Pregnancy Massage Newcastle online

Essential as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves.

Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced a significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through massage.

Other benefits of pregnancy massage

  • Reduces back pain
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduces oedema
  • Relieve muscle tension and headaches
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improve oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
  • Better sleep
  • Less Back Pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sacro-iliac pain
  • Sciatica Pain

Pregnancy massage can help with Pelvic Girdle Pain (also called Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) at our Newcastle Treatment rooms.

Body position during prenatal massage

I find the best position for a pregnant woman during massage is side-lying. Other therapists use tables that provide a hole in which the uterus can fit but they may not be reliable and can still apply pressure to the abdomen, or allow it to dangle, causing uncomfortable stretching of the uterine ligaments.

I am aware of how to position you safely during pregnancy massage and prevent strain to the uterine ligaments and will watch for symptoms of blood clots and varicose veins.

Precautions For Pregnancy Massage

As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy, wellness is essential.  Keep your therapist well informed and work with us in your consultation on every pregnancy massage appointment you attend.

Women who have recently experienced bleeding, pre-term contractions, low placenta’s or have any of the following conditions should email me and I may ask you to check with your midwife or obstetrician before receiving a massage:

  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Previous pre-term labor
  • Experiencing severe swelling, high blood pressure, or sudden, severe headaches
  • Recently gave birth

Is back massage safe during pregnancy?

Many clients ask Is back massage safe during pregnancy?  Mother to be massage therapy is offered after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy –  up to giving birth. Many clients enjoy a perfectly safe pregnancy massage in order to assist relaxation around their due date.  Choose from a Pregnancy Full Body Massage or a Back, Neck & Shoulder massage, or why not indulge and book a massage and pregnancy facial

Pregnancy Massages – Client Reviews of Naturally Heaven Therapy in Newcastle upon Tyne

….my pre-natal massage with Alanna at Heaven Therapy. I always look forward to this as I come away feeling heaps better. Alanna is fully qualified in pre-natal massage and reflexology and has helped me with my sickness and my aches and pains.  Afterwards, my body felt a lot better and all the tension had gone.Kelly

“It’s heavenly!”

I have been going quite regularly to heaven therapy since November 2012 from when I was four months pregnant to receive pregnancy massages in Newcastle. After suffering badly with SPD in the 1st pregnancy that I had to walk with crutches the last few months. I had heard that subsequent pregnancies could make the SPD worse! I had read that massage could help, so I booked in with Alanna.”

Book a pregnancy massage, pregnancy reflexology or Facial treatment in Newcastle Upon TyneMy husband got me a set of pregnancy treatments with Alanna to ease lower back and hip pain in late pregnancy. The treatments were fantastic and helped with pain and relaxation. So much so, I had more treatments before and after our little one arrived. I couldn’t recommend Alanna highly enough. She is an excellent therapist and a great friend now too.

“Massages helped ease labour and to give birth naturally to a 10lb 6oz baby!”

Alanna is very professional and friendly; she carefully listens to every session of where the aches and pains are excellent at getting those tough knots out. Throughout my pregnancy, I did get pelvic pain, but I did not need crutches to walkabout!! It was not as bad as my 1st pregnancy. In my opinion I owe the fact that I could still get around with minimum pain to the pregnancy massages which made me walk out there feeling weightless.

The fact that I was relaxed and de-stressed from having the massages I feel it helped me have a relatively easy labour and to give birth naturally to a 10lbs 6oz baby! The atmosphere at heaven therapy is very welcoming and friendly I recommend that all pregnant ladies even try one massage I guarantee they’ll be back for more! I can’t wait to go back now for some relaxing me-time massage.” Donxdon1980, on Tripadvisor, June 18th, 2013.

Book a Pregnancy Massage, Pregnancy Reflexology or Facial Treatment in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Consider Labour Induced Reflexology after 37 weeks of pregnancy

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Pregnancy Massage Gift Vouchers at Naturally Heaven Therapy for clients in Gosforth, Jesmond, Heaton, Newcastle

Buy a Pregnancy Massage Gift Voucher online, valid for 6 months from purchase date – the perfect pregnancy gift and ideal for baby shower presents

Five Star Reviews of Pregnancy Massage at Naturally Heaven Therapy in Newcastle

360 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
I have been going to Alanna for 2 years. She is amazing at what she does. I have had the fertility reflexology and pregnancy and post natal massage. Could not of imagined doing it all without the treatments or her!! She’s fantastic!
Salon Review
Relaxing, enjoyable and so worth a trip to naturally heaven therapy. Especially if your pregnant and want something special before D day.
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\"Amazing and attentive as ever. I’ve been struggling with pelvic pain and instantly noticed the difference after the appointment. \"
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\"Absolutely amazing massage! I was relaxed from start to finish, even with covid restrictions in place. Lisa made me feel at ease from the first minute. I\'d definitely recommend the full pregnancy massage from here, it\'s been a long time since I felt this relaxed!!! \"
Salon Review
\"I have been coming here now for over 4 years. Alanna has done everything from pregnancy massage through to post natal for me and has a way of really making me relax. I always feel so good after treatments and wouldn’t go anywhere else. I can’t recommend Naturally Heaven Therapy enough. \"
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\"Incredibly relaxing! Easily the best pregnancy treatment I’ve ever had and one of the best treatments (and I have a lot!!) Alanna is clearly an expert in her field and I’ll definitely be back - pregnant or not \"
Salon Review
\"Absolutely amazing pregnancy massage and left me feeling so relaxed. \"
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\"I felt incredibly relaxed throughout the whole Pregnancy full body massage. Would definitely recommend getting one. Alanna was fantastic. \"
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Pregnancy Full Body Massage with Lisa "Amazing pregnancy massage. Kind & thoughtful staff who ensured I was comfortable & relaxed despite the covid restrictions. "
Salon Review
Pregnancy Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage with Lisa "Lovey time and great treatment. Exactly what I needed and Lisa was great. "
Salon Review
Pregnancy Massage with Lisa "I was disappointed that I might miss my pregnancy appointment when the UK went into lockdown but I booked as soon as they got the green light to open again.. Lisa was very professional and practiced really good covid measures with plenty of hand washing and PPE. The massage was lovely and relaxing, and also gentle enough to not cause any discomfort. Lisa was able to gently work on areas of tension in my back and shoulders. Very impressed and might even get back before baby arrives. "
Salon Review
Pregnancy Massage with Lisa "Booked in for a full body pregnancy massage as at 36 weeks pregnant I’m feeling all achy. I loved my visit, was very relaxed. Lisa was very nice ensuring I was ok and comfortable throughout my treatment. I will be booking back in for another treatment before my son arrives "
Salon Review
"Fab Massage. Just what I needed. Looking forward to my next one already. "
Salon Review
"Was a lovely relaxing pregnancy massage and really helped my hip pains. Would definitely recommend! "
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"Absolutely fantastic massage and pedicure treatment! I’m 35 weeks pregnant and I feel very relaxed, just what I needed. Thanks to Helen who made it such a fab experience "
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"Very relaxing and thinking of booking again in the coming weeks! "
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"Amazing service, will definately book again. "
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"Brilliant, has really helped my back. "
Salon Review
"First time here and I would definitely recommend it. Alana was extremely friendly when I arrived and put me at ease. We had a good chat before the treatment about my pregnancy and other medical issues so I felt reassured. The massage was brill, so relaxing and just what I needed. Afterwards Alana discussed with me some issues she spotted that I should keep an eye on which was great. "
Salon Review
"Amazing pregnancy massage. Feel completely relaxed and sore muscles feel soothed. Thanks so much Alanna, every pregnant lady needs to book a massage!! "
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