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Why a massage makes the perfect baby shower gift

Invited to a baby shower but no idea what to bring? You can't go wrong with a massage gift voucher. It's unique, thoughtful, and most importantly fits around the mum-to-be's schedule and needs.

With an Urban gift card, you can go one better by sending all of that goodness to them at home.

Massage gift cards
30+ treatments
Rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot

How it works

You choose a value
£75 covers an off-peak massage, but you can spend as little as £20

We’ll send it for you
By post, or emailed to them at the time you choose (ideal last-minute)

They choose the treatment
Massage, facials, nails and more - all delivered to their door

A massage table set up in a London apartment

Prenatal massage helps ease aches, pains, insomnia and stress

It's an understatement to say that pregnancy demands a lot of the body. As well as preparing the body for childbirth, specialist prenatal massage therapy works to alleviate common complaints including back, shoulder and leg pain, poor sleep, stress and anxiety, as well as boost blood flow. Safely booked after the first trimester of pregnancy (from week 13 onwards), pregnancy massage can be enjoyed as regularly as twice a week to soothe achy muscles and relieve tension. It's performed by massage therapists with extra training to make sure techniques are safe for mum and baby and that positions are comfortable.

Postnatal massage gives new mums physical and emotional support

Postnatal massage can be booked up to a year after giving birth and is tailored to the changing needs of a new mum. Pregnancy changes the body in unexpected ways and new aches can arise from carrying, lifting and feeding a newborn, from wrist pain to back and shoulder soreness. An hour or more of massage provides much-needed relaxation, helping the body to access the healing 'rest and digest' state that can be elusive when sleep is disrupted.

Relaxing beauty and wellbeing treatments make great baby shower gifts, allowing mums-to-be and new parents to take time out just for them.

Beauty treatments

Pregnancy hormones can cause nails to grow stronger and longer, so it's the perfect time to indulge in a professional manicure and pedicure. Skin often changes during and after pregnancy too, so along with deep relaxation, a pregnancy-safe facial is a great way to address any new skin concerns.

Physiotherapy and osteopathy

An Urban gift voucher can be used on over 30+ treatments, including at home pregnancy and postnatal massage, pregnancy-safe facials, osteopathy and physiotherapy. Time with degree-qualified physical therapy experts can be especially valuable after childbirth. Osteopaths and physiotherapists can advise on the healing of scar tissue following a C-section, strengthening of the pelvic floor and other musculoskeletal concerns.

Life's busy, especially in the run up to welcoming a new human to the world. When there's no time to trek across town to the salon – let alone across the country to the spa, a mobile massage is the greatest gift a mum-to-be could wish for. A qualified and pre-vetted therapist will come to them at home with everything needed for their choice treatment – including the massage table and essential oils, They ust need to provide some towels.

Don't just take our word for it...

"A wonderful relaxing massage in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Afterwards I slept better than I have for months. Thank you very much, will definitely rebook."
- Redeemed on prenatal massage with Jurgita
"Amazing pregnancy massage. Felt so relaxed after. Jodi was lovely, so friendly and gave just the right pressure to ease all my pregnancy aches and pains."
- Redeemed on prenatal massage with Jodi
"I booked Malgorzata for my aunty as she's given birth recently. She got a postnatal massage and has come back with nothing but good things. My aunt loved it and i would 100% recommend. The best gift i could give her. thank you so much!! x"
- Redeemed on postnatal massage with Malgorzata
"Nats was amazing, I had pain in my shoulder from carrying a heavy baby but she found all manner of tight spots on my legs and back that were contributing to it that I didn't even know existed! Will definitely add her to my favourites and request her services again!!"
- Redeemed on Relaxing massage with Nats

More unique UK baby shower gift ideas

Join our free January wellness challenge

Send a letterbox care package
Fill a gift box with pampering treats. Think fluffy socks, face masks, herbal tea sachets and dark chocolate. Add a massage voucher to the mix to give them something to enjoy later, too.

Make a donation in the baby's name
Donating to a charity with a special connection to the parents-to-be can make a thoughtful gift. It's ideal if you know there's nothing the parents need themselves.

Massage gift vouchers FAQ

With over one million treatments delivered (and counting) and an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot, Urban's the UK's leading massage app.

Founded in 2014 and now operating in four cities, Urban's app and website makes it easy to book massage, beauty and more at home between 7am-11pm, daily.

Just choose your treatment, select a pro and relax. Your pre-vetted mobile therapist will come to your home with a massage table, you just provide the towels.

Learn more about how Urban works here.

Yes – you’ll have 14 days to cancel your gift card payment, provided the credit hasn’t been applied to an Urban account or redeemed against treatments. If you’d like to cancel your gift card, let us know by emailing info@urban.co, quoting the 16-digit code.

No – we can only return payment to the card that purchased the gift card. 

Important: we can also only process refunds if the gift card’s credit hasn’t been redeemed to an Urban account, so hold off on entering your code if you won’t be using your gift card to book a treatment.

Gift cards are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

You can use your gift card on any at-home treatment available in your local area.

Those in London can enjoy at-home massages, nails, facials, waxing, lashes and brows, plus physiotherapy, osteopathy and pregnancy treatments.

Manchester and Birmingham residents can choose from a range of specialist massages. In Paris, we also offer at-home osteopathy.