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What is Pregnancy Massage? 

Pregnancy massage, also known as prenatal massage, is a therapeutic bodywork designed specifically for expectant mothers. This type of massage addresses the unique physical and emotional needs of pregnant women, providing relief from common pregnancy-related discomforts and promoting overall well-being.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Our Approach

At Activ8 Myotherapy, our approach to pregnancy massage is gentle, safe, and tailored to the specific needs of each expectant mother. Our certified therapists are trained in prenatal techniques and understand the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. We provide a comfortable and supportive environment, using specially designed pillows and positioning to ensure safety and comfort throughout the session.

How Pregnancy Massage Works

During a pregnancy massage session, the therapist uses gentle, soothing strokes and techniques to address areas of tension and discomfort. The massage is typically performed with the mother lying on her side or in a semi-reclined position, supported by pillows to ensure comfort and safety. Techniques include:

Gentle Effleurage

  • Light strokes to promote relaxation and improve circulation.

Lymphatic Drainage

  • Techniques to reduce swelling and improve lymphatic flow.

Targeted Pressure

  • Gentle pressure applied to relieve specific areas of pain and tension, such as the lower back and hips.

Breathing Techniques

  • Guidance on breathing exercises to enhance relaxation and reduce stress.

When Do You Need Pregnancy Massage? 

Pregnancy massage can be beneficial at various stages of pregnancy:

First Trimester

To help manage early pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and fatigue.

Second Trimester

To alleviate discomfort from the growing belly and changes in posture.

Third Trimester

To reduce swelling, relieve back and joint pain, and prepare for labor.


To aid in recovery, reduce stress, and alleviate muscle tension from caring for a newborn.

Why Choose Activ8 for Pregnancy Massage? 

Choosing Activ8 Myotherapy for your pregnancy massage ensures you receive care from experienced, certified therapists who prioritise your safety and comfort. Our personalised approach ensures that each session is tailored to your specific needs, providing effective relief from pregnancy-related discomforts and promoting overall well-being. We use the highest standards of care and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver a safe and relaxing experience. Trust Activ8 Myotherapy to support you through your pregnancy journey with expert prenatal massage therapy.

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