Pregnancy Massage

Pre & Post Natal, Trimesters 1 through 4 (yes really!)

Pregnancy is a very precious time in a woman’s life, but it can also be overwhelming and daunting, both physically and mentally. During this passage of time, pregnancy massage can provide physical comfort and relief, relaxation & reassurance. After all, your body is designed to adapt and thrive through pregnancy and into the post natal period.

Every pregnancy is different, every woman is different so rest assured that you will not be offered a ‘one size fits all’ pregnancy massage with Bristol Massage Therapy. No tables with holes cut out, you will be encouraged to lie on your side, supported with a range of pillows and cushions to enable to you be as comfortable as possible.

Benefits to your body

Every woman will experience each pregnancy differently, but there are common themes in pregnancy massage as you move through the different trimesters, each of which are discussed in a series of ‘typical trimester’ requirement articles:

We have several practitioners who have completed the highly reputable Well Mother Pregnancy & Massage Diploma course. This requires that over the course of six months, students undertake almost 30 hours of face-to-face on course learning & supervision, more than 60 hours of hands on work with case study clients and countless hours of additional reading and self-directed study. On top of this there is the dreaded dissertation ... 

Victoria (currently on maternity leave herself) chose to write about the role that massage can play in helping and supporting a father-to-be, with a particular focus on helping him develop a bond with his baby. This work has been turned into a series of articles – & this written work earned her a distinction!


I received a voucher for a pregnancy massage for my birthday when I was just a couple weeks away from my due date. The experience was super relaxing, and it was the perfect way to start my maternity leave. We went through posture and aches that I was experiencing and worked through them in the session. I felt relaxed and slept extremely well that night, I would definitely recommend it. I think this makes a fantastic present for a mum-to-be.
— S J-C
Lindsey was lovely, friendly and had an approachable manor [sic]. I felt instantly at ease and happy to talk openly about my pregnancy. She provided a thorough full body massage concentrating on my areas of tension. Can’t wait for my next appointment!
— ER
Great postnatal massage, felt amazing afterwards
— SR