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.
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
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.
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.
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More unique UK baby shower gift ideas
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 email@example.com, 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.
Other gifting occasions
Mother's Day gifts