Prenatal massage, also known as pregnancy massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial during the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back.

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for pregnancy care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.

Positioning is going to differ depending on how far you are on the pregnancy. During the second trimester, the massage should be done with the mother lying on her side to keep her in a comfortable position at all times. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, your therapist may utilise variations on technique and pressure.


Pregnancy massage in our massage clinic in Glasgow is an excellent choice to unwind and relax.

A prenatal massage should be very soothing and relaxing in style. Deep tissue work, abdominal kneading and certain acupressure points should be avoided. We strongly recommend to get this treatment from a therapist trained in pregnancy massage.

When can I have a pregnancy massage?

Pregnancy massage can be very beneficial for a pregnant women and it is safe for the majority of expecting women. During the first trimester, when the baby is starting to grow it is better to avoid this treatment until the second trimester is reached. Once the mum-to-be has reached twelve weeks of pregnancy, then is safer to get a massage. Our therapist has specific training in pregnancy massage, giving her knowledge to make sure your treatment is enjoyable and beneficial. 

We recommend to ask to your GP or midwife about it to make sure you are having a low risk pregnancy and always consult them if you have any doubts.


Stimulation of circulation and lymphatic drainage

Helps to avoid varicose veins

Reduces emotional stress

Releases muscular tension

Improves heavy legs and oedema

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Traditional Chinese Medicine