Benefits of prenatal 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
Our lead therapist Nadège says: “This is a safe treatment for mums-to-be who are in their second or third trimester. 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.
“Regular massages during pregnancy can help ease discomfort as well as relieve insomnia, neck and back pain, joint pain, leg cramping and sciatica.”
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. Your therapist will ask you to prepare two pillows to use as props and they’ll help you get as comfy as possible.
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.
Probably not the treatment for you if:
You’re in your first trimester, or there’s a chance you could be in the early stages of pregnancy.
You have a history of miscarriage or high-risk pregnancy.
You’re prone to blood clots or you’re experiencing cramping or bleeding.
More info on prenatal massage
No – if you’re pregnant, you’ll need to book a specialist treatment from a therapist who’s trained for it.
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.
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.