Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
This treatment is performed with a combination of techniques from Holistic Massage, Shiatsu and Rebozo.
Pregnancy Massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. This is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
Shiatsu is a holistic approach which combines therapeutic massage strokes with gentle stretching techniques, and its name literally means “finger pressure”. An officially recognised massage therapy in Japan, shiatsu has also become a popular form of massage in Western countries. Shiatsu works according to the principle that the stimulation of certain pressure points on the body can be used to heal the body, treat pain and improve overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Rebozo is a traditional woven shawl used by Mexican women. Traditional Mexican midwives use the Rebozo to do the ‘manteada’, a rocking massage technique. The Rebozo massage is very relaxing, it balances and relaxes the pelvis, lower back, womb and ligaments; allowing more room for the womb to settle into her rightful place.
Treatment is carried out on yoga mats on the floor. Blankets and bolsters are used to prop the body up in various positions, so that you are always comfortable.
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Treatment is 90 mins at the comfort of your own home
1 session: £110
3 sessions: £285 (minimum recommended) – £95 per session
10 sessions: £900 – £90 per session (you can transfer unused sessions for postnatal massage)
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“I’ve known Alexa for a few years among birth Doula circles and yet didn’t have the pleasure of receiving her massage and physical therapy until this pregnancy. Alexa has a wealth of experience. She uses techniques which are excellent at helping to relax pregnant and birthing women and to balance and create a good space for babies to navigate their way into the world.”
Sophie Louise Kirkham, founder of Calm Hypnobirthing – September 2019
“It was wonderful – very relaxing and a lovely way for me to take some time to connect with my baby and hopefully help to inspire him to turn around too!” – Abi, May 2020
“Alexa came to my house to give me a pregnancy massage as I reached 39 weeks. It was the most wonderfully relaxing experience both physically and psychologically. Alexa is so intuitive that the pressure was always perfect and the combination of massage with stretching that she used made it even more effective. I was left feeling so happy, relaxed and cared for.” – Helena, November 2019
“I wanted to send you a note to thank you for that incredible, transformative massage! Your kindness, warm energy and gentle therapeutic touch are just what my body needed.” – Emery, October 2019