Pregnancy Massage

The Best Pregnancy Massages for Expectant Mums in Newcastle Upon Tyne at Naturally Heaven Therapy 

relaxing pregnancy massage at Naturally Heaven Therapy beauty salon in Newcastle 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 your and your partner’s 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

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 to Help Reduce Swelling

Leg massage for pregnant ladies can help with Oedema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy which 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.

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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
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • SPD

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

Is Pre Natal Massage Uncomfortable?

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.

What Precautions do I Need To Take For a 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 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 labour
  • 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 with 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 Reviews, 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 for 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 walk about!! 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 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.

662 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
Amazing massage felt so relaxed after! Such a relaxed atmosphere would highly recommend
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Had a pregnancy massage with Nicole today and it was absolutely amazing! 10/10 would highly recommend, will definitely be going back again before little one arrives!
Salon Review
Lovely pregnancy massage from Holly today - just what was needed!
Salon Review
Amazing pregnancy massage by Holly. Most relaxed I’ve been in a long time.
Salon Review
Brilliant massage, very friendly helpful staff.
Salon Review
Amazing pregnancy massage, first one I’ve had and will 100% be coming back. Holly was brilliant
Salon Review
Had the most relaxing time at Naturally Heaven Therapy. Holly is very lovely and very talented. Would highly recommend.
Salon Review
Such a lovely and relaxing massage, my first one during pregnancy! Thank you 🙂
Salon Review
Absolutely amazing pregnancy massage today by Holly. She was very friendly & made me feel comfortable & also gave me advice on other treatments. Can’t wait to return! Already been recommending my pregnant friends! 🙂 Thank you x
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Absolutely beautiful treatment from Holly today. Just what I needed to switch off and relax, I could feel myself drifting off! Treatment room was so warm and cosy and Holly was super friendly and professional! I’ve already booked my next one for December xx
Salon Review
This is the first time Ive had a pregnancy massage and wow it was absolutely amazing! As I've been suffering with back pain this massage has certainly helped! The salon is spotless and very covid safe. You are made to feel so welcomed and relaxed the whole time. I will definitely be returning and will recommend to friends and family. My massage was with Amber and she is a lovely therapist, even though i was the last client of the day i was not made to feel rushed at all. Thank you!!
Salon Review
Exactly what I needed! 37+5 weeks pregnant, feeling a bit meh, not sleeping very well and visited here today for the pregnancy back massage and Indian head massage- what an absolute treat! I feel too top! Will definitely be back for a postpartum massage.
Salon Review
Excellent pregnancy massage! Staff made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. First pregnancy massage I’ve received and I will definitely book again
Salon Review
I went for a pregnancy massage today & loved it! Just what i needed, left the salon feeling so relaxed. Staff really friendly & professional. Would definitely recommend.
Salon Review
"I went on my first pregnancy massage at 34 weeks. Holly was very nice and she explained throughly what to expect and how to sit comfortably for the massage. I felt very relaxed and for a couple of days after the massage I felt energetic and had good night sleeps. Will book my second appointment this weekend. "
Salon Review
"I wanted to treat myself for my birthday and also just a little something before my little legs makes an appearance. I looked online and with plenty of places closer to home naturally heaven therapy (1 hour and 30 mins away) had the best reviews and they definitely lived up to them. I had my pregnancy massage booked with amber who explained everything to me before hand, she had a good conversation with me when I spoke and let me relax when I went quiet. The massage it's self was amazing and released a lot of tension very nearly sending me to sleep. I feel like a totally new woman and will definitely be returning. 10/10 for amber thank you. "
Salon Review
Amber was fantastic, a very calming presence. I was made to feel very comfortable and she worked magic on my pregnancy aches and pains. Everything very Covid secure too. A great experience.
Salon Review
"This was my second pregnancy massage after suffering severe sciatic and back pain. Before my first massage I was taking painkillers every day, the difference the massage made was incredible - I haven't needed a painkiller since! Also lovely and relaxing and helped with general aches and pains. Highly recommend. "
Salon Review
"100% recommend, worth every penny. Wished I'd be able to leave a bigger tip. I got a pregnancy massage and facial and felt brilliant after. The covid safe and the paper work was reassuring. Staff (Holly) was outstanding not only for her skill as a masseuse but she made me feel welcome and relaxed. 100% going back. "
Salon Review
"Lovely and relaxing. Just what I needed! "

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