Pregnancy Massage

Women’s Pregnancy Massage in Sheffield

We are delighted to offer Pregnancy Massages at the Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness. Our friendly expert therapists provide a calming and welcoming atmosphere when delivering Pregnancy Massage therapy at our clinic on Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield

Focusing on your health and wellbeing is a priority during pregnancy, and our experienced pregnancy massage therapists aim to help you through the changes your body will go through as you move through each trimester.  . Our massage therapy can help relieve muscle aches and joint pains, particularly around your mid and lower back and pelvis, it can relieve swollen ankles, and heavy legs, plus it can help improve your sleep and feeling of calmness. It has also been shown to improve labour outcomes and and your babies health

Why Choose Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness for Your Pregnancy Massage?

We offer a comfortable clinic setting in the heart of Sheffield, with a friendly team who are experienced in working with ladies at all stages of their pregnancy. Our service sits within our specialist WomanKind Health team and is lead by our clinical specialist in pelvic health Emily Elgar. We don’t want you to worry about childcare or experience anxiety about leaving your new-born, so you are absolutely welcome to bring them along to your postnatal massage session (with any luck our client care team are always on hand and ready for cuddles to allow mum to completely relax!)

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Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Bump to Beyond Massage Packages

Supporting your health & wellness throughout pregnancy and after birth.

9 Massages

6 Massages

3 Massages

All packages come with:
The Breath- Fire Up Your Pelvic Floor Guide
A Mummy & Me Pilates Class with Senior WH Physio
Gift bag including spikey ball and self-care kit

Contact us on 0114 327 2080 or hello@katiebellphysio.com to purchase a package.

Pregnancy Massage Sheffield

To book your appointment with our pregnancy massage therapists, please call the clinic or use the form below. We look forward to meeting and working with you soon.

Pregnancy Massage FAQs

 

What are the Benefits of a First Trimester Pregnancy Massage?

For our massage therapists, the main goal during the first trimester is to make sure you’re relaxed, and to help you cope with all of the big changes and hormones in your body. Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can help you to: 

  • Reduce anxiety and improve your sleep quality.
  • Relieve muscle aches and joint pains, particularly around your lower back and pelvis.
  • Improve labour and new-born health

What Should You Expect from a Pregnancy Massage in the First Trimester?

During this first trimester, your hormones are changing and body is beginning to change, and you may also have been suffering from nausea and tiredness. Using a variety of massage techniques  we can help you achieve deep relaxation and rejuvenation. 

At this stage, you may still be comfortable enough to lie on your tummy on a massage table but, if not, there are many ways our massage therapists can work with you to find a position where you’ll be most comfortable.

What are the Benefits of a Second Trimester Pregnancy Massage?

During your second trimester, a  massage from our team is absolutely essential. You usually feel well and have more energy during the second trimester, but you may experience more aches and pains progressively increasing as the baby grows. Massage promotes your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, decreasing tension, stress, anxiety and low moodcaused by pregnancy’s hormonal changes. Receiving regular massage and body conditioning during your second trimester helps relieve:

  • Pregnancy’s unique aches 
  • Pains caused by the extra weight 
  • Changing structural alignment and hormones 
  • Demands of work, home and family
  • Sleep improvements

What Should You Expect from a Pregnancy Massage in the Second Trimester?

During the second trimester, your pregnancy massage is typically performed in the side-lying position using specialised cushions or pillows, working on one side of your body and then the other. You may find this position is most comfortable and safe, and it allows easy access to the hips, legs, back and arms. We will always ensure you are warm and the upmost care is taken to ensure you are comfortable and completely relax.

What are the Benefits of a Third Trimester Pregnancy Massage?

During the third trimester, you may experience increased back and hip pain, swollen legs, restlessness and fatigue. Headaches are common too, especially as your due date approaches. Massage during the third trimester can help you to:

  • Relieve aches, pains and cramps in the hips, back and leg muscles 
  • Decrease any swelling in the arms and legs 
  • Reduce your stress levels 
  • Reduce anxiety around pregnancy and birth

What Should You Expect from a Third Trimester Pregnancy Massage?

Your third-trimester massage sessions may include stretching and an exercise plan to help prepare your pelvis and legs for labour and delivery. Our massage therapists also focus on getting you comfortable and prepared for your labour.

Are you unsure if you can have a pregnancy massage at 38 weeks? Find out more in our blog post, where we discuss the changes you go through at this time, the benefits of a massage, and more.

How Can a Massage Help Mothers Prepare for Labour?

With regards to labour preparation, massage therapy at Katie Bell aims to relax and provide flexibility to your birthing muscles, helping to improve the outcome of labour by preparing your pelvis and hip muscles, reducing stress levels and increasing your confidence and knowledge before labour starts. 

Massage during labour by a trained therapist/doula is also very effective in facilitating your labour and delivery, which can result in fewer complications and medical interventions.

Should I Get a Postnatal Massage?

Our team would strongly encourage you to continue massage therapy after having your baby, as it allows you to embrace motherhood with new energy. Massage therapy after delivery helps with physical and emotional adjustments. You may experience these benefits following a postnatal massage:

  • It helps restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition
  • Re-establishes pelvic structural integrity
  • Supports healthy lactation
  • Reduces stress hormones
  • Facilitates healing of bladder disorders
  • Post-episiotomy soreness, and C-section 
  • Massage relieves neck, shoulder and back pain after delivery
  • Helps to speed up your recovery
  • Releases the stress of labour
  • Encourages structural realignment
  • Promotes abdominal restoration 
  • Provides relief from the strain of caring for your child

If you’re still unsure whether a postnatal massage is right for you, or you want some advice on recovering from birth, read our recent blog post or contact our team

When Should You Book a Postnatal Massage?

If you gave birth naturally or without problems, you can begin postnatal massage as soon as you are comfortable and ready. However, following caesarean delivery, we’d advise that you wait at least two weeks after birth, or until your incision is completely healed. If you want advice on when is the best time to visit our clinic for a massage, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. If you have experienced any complications during your labour, we would strongly advise contacting your GP before attending your massage.

During a postnatal massage session, we don’t mind you nursing your baby while you receive a massage in a side-lying position. Bringing your baby with you avoids the need for childcare and helps alleviate your anxiety about leaving your new born. Postpartum massage is an excellent technique to improve your bonding and attachment to your baby.

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