Benefits of pregnancy massage
A deeply relaxing treatment performed by a specialist
Reduce swelling and ease pressure on your joints and lower back
Relief from the daily aches and pains that come from growing new life
This is a safe treatment for mums-to-be who are in their second or third trimester, or have recently given birth.
It’s designed to soothe the aches and pains that come with growing new life. Your specialist will tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
During your treatment
All pregnancy massages are performed by therapists who’ve undergone specific training, so feel free to ask any questions you might have before your treatment starts.
You’ll be on your side throughout the treatment to make sure your baby receives oxygen and nutrients by not compressing the umbilical vein.
Your therapist will use long, slow strokes and kneading movements in the places you’re feeling tense, with special attention paid to the lower back and legs.
During your pregnancy, regular massages can help you cope with discomfort as well as relieve insomnia, neck and back pain, joint pain, leg cramping and sciatica.
Questions before your
Download the Urban app to chat directly with your therapist after booking. You can ask them about the treatment, their Covid-19 safety measures or share parking info.
More info on pregnancy massage
No, it’s only safe to book a pregnancy massage once you’re in your second or third trimester.
There’s a lot of focus on the back during a pregnancy massage, because that’s often where tension builds up. But therapists will also treat your legs (which can help they're feeling heavy), arms, neck and head.
Your stomach/bump will not be massaged, and if you want your therapist to avoid other parts of your body, just let them know.
Yes, in the hands of a trained professional and booked from your second trimester onwards. In fact, babies can benefit from pregnancy massage as the endorphins you release during the body massage are passed on.
To offer pregnancy massage on Urban, therapists have to show they're specially trained and know how to keep you and your baby safe.
No – if you’re pregnant, you’ll need to book a specialist treatment from a therapist who’s trained for it.
To keep you and your therapist safe, it’s important to hold off on getting a massage if you’re unwell with a fever or flu-like symptoms, or if you have a contagious skin disease. Therapists have the right to cancel your treatment if they think it will harm you or them in any way.
If you have a health condition and you’re not sure about booking a massage, consult your GP for advice beforehand.