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Pregnancy massage

A deeply soothing treatment for tired mums-to-be, suitable from the second trimester.

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Benefits of pregnancy massage

  • A deeply relaxing treatment performed by a specialist

  • Reduce swelling and ease pressure on your joints and lower back

  • Relief from the daily aches and pains that come from growing new life

Our recommendation

This is a safe treatment for mums-to-be who are in their second or third trimester, or have recently given birth.

It’s designed to soothe the aches and pains that come with growing new life. Your specialist will tailor the treatment to your specific needs.

During your treatment

All pregnancy massages are performed by therapists who’ve undergone specific training, so feel free to ask any questions you might have before your treatment starts.

You’ll be on your side throughout the treatment to make sure your baby receives oxygen and nutrients by not compressing the umbilical vein.

Your therapist will use long, slow strokes and kneading movements in the places you’re feeling tense, with special attention paid to the lower back and legs.

During your pregnancy, regular massages can help you cope with discomfort as well as relieve insomnia, neck and back pain, joint pain, leg cramping and sciatica.

More info on pregnancy massage

No, it’s only safe to book a pregnancy massage once you’re in your second or third trimester.

There’s a lot of focus on the back during a pregnancy massage, because that’s often where tension builds up. But therapists will also treat your legs (which can help they're feeling heavy), arms, neck and head.

Your stomach/bump will not be massaged, and if you want your therapist to avoid other parts of your body, just let them know.

Yes, in the hands of a trained professional and booked from your second trimester onwards. In fact, babies can benefit from pregnancy massage as the endorphins you release during the body massage are passed on.

To offer pregnancy massage on Urban, therapists have to show they're specially trained and know how to keep you and your baby safe.

No – if you’re pregnant, you’ll need to book a specialist treatment from a therapist who’s trained for it.

To keep you and your therapist safe, it’s important to hold off on getting a massage if you’re unwell with a fever or flu-like symptoms, or if you have a contagious skin disease. Therapists have the right to cancel your treatment if they think it will harm you or them in any way.

If you have a health condition and you’re not sure about booking a massage, consult your GP for advice beforehand.

Pregnancy massage reviews:

"Had a lovely prenatal massage from Hollie who was very careful, considerate and professional, but also lovely to chat to and offered me some great tips for pregnancy that she had picked up along the way"


"I had my first ever pregnancy massage with Jola last week and it was fantastic. She was so lovely and the whole process was completely seamless. I felt safe in the hands of Jola, both in terms of her knowledge of pregnancy massage and also hygiene."


"A dreamy service! Very trust worthy and efficient. The pregnancy massage exceeded my expectations and has made a world of difference. I went on to book a pedicure the following day which was also exceptional. All in the comfort of my own home! Thank you."


“Great company, great service and good prices. Use, relax and enjoy!”


“Takes the stress out of booking appointments. I now have all my massages at home!”

Roz Hodgkinson-Williams

“Great massage and nice to have it at home, rather than brave public transport or driving afterwards!”

Tracey Foy

Pregnancy massage is available in London, Paris, Manchester and Birmingham

Pregnancy massage is available in London, Paris, Manchester and Birmingham