Postnatal Massage in Bristol

Postnatal massage is suitable from 10 days (no intervention) or 12 weeks (interventions and C-section).

During pregnancy and birth, the body will have undergone a lot of changes and stress. New changes to the body including feeding, carrying, baby-wearing, sleeping and pushing prams can all lead to postural changes and in turn aches and pains.

Massage can help to elevate these aches and pains as well as give you some much needed “you time”. Although if you need to bring the baby, that’s fine, and you are more than welcome to bring someone to watch them for you too.

What happens during a treatment?

Before the first treatment you will be asked to complete a pre-screen form. At the first treatment we will go through your answers plus medical history, current lifestyle and what you might like to get out of the treatment.

During each treatment an assessment on the abdominals (tummy check) and posture will be given, as well as breathing and pelvic floor health.

Aftercare will include advice specifically for scar healing or tummy gap, referral to another specialist if appropriate or you will be signposted to the specialist exercise and recovery programmes.

You will also be given basic exercise, stretches and mobilisation that can help aid the new postnatal body.

Please go to the Buy & Book Massage page for prices and details of how to book.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prenatal massage can help to reduce aches and pains, give relief to sore muscles and of course reduce stress. 
Prenatal massage is similar to other forms of massage, only it given by a qualified masseuse. You may find it’s not quite as deep, but it will certainly be as effective.
You may find that massage 2 days in a row can be a little too much for the body, so try to allow a rest day in between each session.
If you have an underlying cold or virus, massage can bring it out quicker. Drink plenty of fluids and rest.
This depends of the type of massage and the outcome. Different oils, have different properties but it’s important to only have essential oils given by a qualified therapist. 
You need to allow time for the tummy to settle. The uterus should shrink after a few days and slowly over time excess weight should go. Eating a healthy diet and doing gentle exercise such as walking is a good place to start.
Yes, providing it is given by a qualified therapist. Massage can be very beneficial during pregnancy and a lovely way to ease aches pains and to de-stress.
Prenatal massage is similar to other forms of massage, only it given by a qualified masseuse. You may find it’s not quite as deep, but it will certainly be as effective.
It is important to take care of your body after having a baby. Allowing adequate time to rest and recover will assist in helping you heal properly following birth.
Generally you should wait around 6 weeks for a vaginal birth and 12 weeks after a c-section before resuming exercise. This can, however, vary from person to person and so it is important to talk to your health care provider and a qualified fitness instructor to tailor the exercises to you.
Exercise during pregnancy has many benefits including: maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of gestational diabetes, keeping your heart and blood flow in good stead. It can also help with feeling good in oneself and help with aches and pains.
It’s normal to feel achy and suffer with pain in the back when pregnant,  due to the changes in posture and to gravity. But keeping active and mobile can be key to keeping comfortable. A regular Pilates class can help to keep the muscles working and moving effectively. 
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