Pregnancy Massage

It’s important to take some time out to pamper yourself while you’re pregnant, and having a massage is a great way to indulge while still taking care of your mind and body.


I recommend you wait until you are more than 12 weeks (1st trimester) to enjoy a massage and if you’ve had any complications, it’s best to make sure you ask your doctor before you book your massage.


Massage during pregnancy focuses on the special needs of the mum-to-be. It can really help your body to function at its optimum level and alleviate many associated discomforts.


The deep relaxation that massage creates decreases stress levels thus regulating the negative effects that stress hormones may have on you and your body. It gives you some well earned pampering and time to tune into your changing body. It helps you to be more aware of any tension you may have and is therefore a useful preparation for labour.


C-section scar therapy

More and more expectant mothers are discovering the benefits of pregnancy massage

Benefits include:

  • Trauma
  • Improving your mood
  • Helps to ease backache, headaches and muscle aches and pains
  • Decreases pain in the pelvic/hip area
  • Improves circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both you and your baby
  • Improves elasticity which reduces stretch marks
  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety, which will help stabilize hormone levels.
  • Reduces fatigue and digestion
  • Enhance the health and nourishment of your skin


Massage can relieve the symptoms of:

  • Hip pain
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  • Sciatica
  • Backache
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Leg cramps
  • Relieves muscle tensions


J STANFORD Management Consultant

I have been having regular massages for over 30 years. I have worked with dozens of masseurs and Janet Pitcher is without doubt the best. Each time I see Janet she varies what she does to meet my body's needs at that time - there is no set routine completed without much thought. She has 'listening hands'. She can tell quickly what is wrong and what your body needs. She has more anatomical and medical knowledge than any masseur I have ever met. She can also suggest stretches and exercises to alleviate complaints. I would recommend Janet without hesitation to anyone - whether they need to reduce the stress in their body, have a sports injury or wish to learn more about their own body.

You can also book appointments with me at any time from The Cherry Tree Therapy Centre 2 Station Parade, Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6EU, or from my home in Stondon Massey, CM15 OEE

Opening hours; Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sat - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sun Closed

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