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.

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 Massage Gift Vouchers

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

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.

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Molly
Such a relaxing experience. Abbie was amazing and did such a good job at getting out all my tensions and really relaxing me. Will definitely be looking to book again before baby is here!
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Amy
Amazing pregnancy massage and facial today with Abbie. The beat start to my maternity leave I could imagine. So relaxing. Would recommend 100%!
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Amy
Amazing pregnancy massage and facial today with Abbie. The beat start to my maternity leave I could imagine. So relaxing. Would recommend 100%!
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Robyn
Abbie was absolutely lovely and did a wonderful job of my swollen, very pregnant feet!!
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Leonie
Absolutely amazing! Never had a massage before but I will definitely be coming back! Abbie was lovely, so friendly and made sure I was comfortable, talked through what the treatment involved and made me feel at ease. Would highly recommend 🙂
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Annah
Best massage I’ve ever had thank you so much!
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Tal
Really enjoyed my pregnancy massage with Alanna, felt really relaxed and comfortable, my back felt a lot looser after, also first time I've tried reflexology and it was really lovely (: Highly recommended
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Anon
My first time having a pregnancy massage. I've been struggling with swollen feet & legs, as well as bouts of anxiety and this session really helped relax me.
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Kelly
I loved my pregnancy massage at naturally heaven therapy, I slept really well the night after.
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Amy
Amazing and incredibly relaxing. Just what I needed at 26 weeks with very extreme pgp and arthritis flare up!
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Sophie
My pregnancy massage from Holly was amazing, she was really friendly and put me at ease. Will definitely be going back once baby is here!
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Gemma
10/10, would definitely recommend. I had the pregnancy massage and facial, left feeling very relaxed! Will definitely be back.
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Amy
Very relaxing and calming. So much so I’ve booked another Pregnancy massage in.
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Chelsea
Amazing massage felt so relaxed after! Such a relaxed atmosphere would highly recommend
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Regan
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!
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Amy
Lovely pregnancy massage from Holly today - just what was needed!
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Lucy
Amazing pregnancy massage by Holly. Most relaxed I’ve been in a long time.
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Kirsty
Brilliant massage, very friendly helpful staff.
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Nicole
Amazing pregnancy massage, first one I’ve had and will 100% be coming back. Holly was brilliant
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Hannah
Had the most relaxing time at Naturally Heaven Therapy. Holly is very lovely and very talented. Would highly recommend.
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