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 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!

When she was with the team, Thea undertook the Well Mother course and knew that she wanted to write about “A Good Night’s Sleep During Pregnancy”, a topic which is currently being converted into a series of articles, and which helped contribute to her overall distinction.

Please note that at the moment Victoria is in the process of slowly returning to the table having been on maternity leave herself! If you are struggling to find an appointment, please do call her on 07775 854616 or email her.


Some feedback ABOUT OUR PREGNANCY MASSAGE SESSIONS TOGETHER

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
My course of pre and post natal massage therapy with Victoria was absolutely fantastic. Victoria’s extremely in depth knowledge and passion for natal massage and guidance is so reassuring and her warm, supportive and positive approach to the sessions made me feel extremely comfortable and safe. It was such a lovely way for me to take some time out while I was generally still rushing around either working, then getting things ready for the baby and then eventually looking after my baby. The sessions encouraged me to take time to connect with my body and my baby which I probably wasn’t doing enough of on a day to day basis. And Post natally the massage was such a treat at such a busy and draining time, and it felt so good to be able to lie on my back and front again, and enjoy a deep tissue session. I was using new muscles – and probably incorrectly – to lift and feed my baby, so it really helped to get those new aches and pains treated. I couldn’t recommend working with Victoria before and after having a baby more highly, she is truly wonderful. So professional but also so lovely, a great support full of wisdom at a very new and overwhelming time for me.
— E Pugh
I’ve had two pregnant massages now and they are brilliant! They really help to counter the pain and discomfort I’m experiencing in my back! Victoria is lovely, very easy to chat to and her prices are incredibly reasonable.
— G Lui

 

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