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What is pregnancy massage?

Having pregnancy massage therapy is a great way to enhance your prenatal time and research also shows that it is helpful for the success of a natural pregnancy, healthy birth and baby.

It is one of the most special times in a woman’s life but it can take its toll on your changing body; your hormones are all over the place, you’re feeling tired and then on top of that you have water retention and your muscles ache like you never believed. Plus, you’re not as mobile as you once were so you can’t stretch tension out as you used to.

Essential Feelings specialist prenatal therapist deals with the prenatal effects on your body whilst you lie comfortably on your side and we skilfully applied certified pregnancy techniques to ensure you get all the benefits of a massage in pregnancy that is tailored to your individual needs.

Charlie Botha ITEC

Your ITEC qualified pregnancy massage therapist

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Questions & Answers


If I have a massage in pregnancy will this be tailored to my needs?

Yes. Our fully trained therapist will adapt your massage for your pregnancy. We will connect mother and baby through the amazing power of touch.

We will relieve tension and back pain as well as alleviating swelling in your hands and feet by tailoring your massage to the stage and needs of your pregnancy.


Are you certified to give massage during pregnancy?

Yes. Our massage therapist is fully accredited and certified in pregnancy and postpartum massage. This means that we have undergone special training and know what is safe practice for you as a mother to be and also your baby. We will adapt the pressure and style of massage so that you get the best out of it.

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Is there a consultation process?

Yes. If you have a computer, to save your treatment time, we’ll send you a consultation form to complete before you come along for your pregnancy massage. This will allow you to detail any conditions you have such as aches and pains, allergies etc. This will remain confidential between you and your therapist. You will need to sign the form to say that you are happy to go ahead with the treatment.

When you arrive we’ll chat through this to fully understand what you would like to get out of your prenatal massage treatment and establish any areas that will require additional treatment. We will then decide on a treatment plan.

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Conditions that may respond well to a massage and pregnancy

*Muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, particularly in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
*Relieves stress on your weight-bearing joints reducing aches and pains,
*Prenatal massage can aid muscle imbalance and weakness because of postural changes encouraging the lumbar area of your spine to regain balance
*Water retention/ swollen limbs and joints by stimulating blood and lymph circulation—this also benefits your unborn baby
*Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
*Constipation – regular prenatal massage stimulates regular movement
*Pregnancy sciatica (sciatic nerve pain) will reduce with regular pregnancy massage
*Tranquil ‘me time’ promotes relaxation and stress reduction for you and your baby
*Relieves tension without medication that may harm your developing baby
*Headaches and sinus congestion ease without medication
*We can help Childbirth with regular massage during your pregnancy. Release of chronic tension from your lower back, abdomen, and inner thighs promote minimal resistance during your delivery.

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I am having twins (or more) is massage for pregnancy still OK?

Yes, prenatal massage is beneficial for almost everyone.

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Is there anything that means massage during pregnancy is not advisable?

* Women at risk for preterm labour would not be advised to have pregnancy massage
*Ladies with blood clots or clotting disorders, and other associated ailments
*Low placenta
*Within the first trimester pregnancy massage is generally not recommended but if your doctor is happy, then we will work on you with a letter to that effect.

If you would like to book, you may use the online booking form below.

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Where will my pre-natal massage take place?

Your pregnancy massage will be in a comfortable, calm treatment room with soft lighting and will be just as relaxing as it is for a standard holistic massage, with the added benefit of extra padding for your utmost comfort at all times.

After your consultation, your therapist will show you to your treatment room where you will undress to your lower underwear whilst the therapist is out of the room.

You will then lie on the massage couch on your side, cover yourself with 2 luxury towels & only then will your therapist re-enter the treatment room. You will then arrange your additional padding to your personal requirements.


I would like to bring on my labour – can pregnancy massage help?

Pregnancy massage can often help bring on a labour, but it is still down to your body to decide when you are ready to give birth. You can also combine your prenatal massages with pregnancy reflexology for a multi-tiered approach.


Why would I not be able to have a pregnancy massage?

There are a few conditions which mean a pregnancy massage would not be the best holistic therapy for somem expectant mums. In this instance, we wouldn’t be able to treat you with a pregnancy massage, but there are plenty of other therapies including reflexology that would be more suitable and we can help and advise you in making the best choice.

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