Pregnancy is a remarkably dynamic journey. The expectant mother is never more giving than when she is ripe and full with life, carrying her baby through the movements of 10 moons. At Bella Mama, we realise that sometimes your womb can feel heavy under the weight of a world that is fast paced and demanding. Let our therapists nurture your body and mind using techniques perfected in advanced training in pregnancy massage. Our treatments are completely safe, beneficial and deeply relaxing for you and your baby; a perfect opportunity to pause and consciously connect to the magic happening within you.
6 important benefits of Bella Mama pregnancy massage include…
Enhances the health of you and your baby
Massage treatments have been proven to benefit all of your body’s systems including muscular, circulatory, digestive and hormonal. Improved circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells in your body and also that of your baby – nourishing the both of you.
Eases pregnancy discomforts
Pregnancy doesn’t have to be painful! Massage can soothe back and shoulder pain, pubic discomfort, sciatica, cramps, sore hips and aching legs. Ask about our specialist remedial massage treatments that can help to remove pain and discomfort from your body. You can choose what kind of pressure you prefer – light, medium or a firmer touch..
Eases oedema in the legs, feet, hands and wrists. Soothes the discomfort of varicose veins and achy joints. Reduction in swelling, fluid retention and waste products also helps to improve your energy levels, making you feel less fatigued.
Increased relaxation and decreased stress levels
Pregnancy is a time of great change and this, along with fluctuating hormones and broken sleep can sometimes cause stress levels to rise. This is ok, we can’t avoid day to day stress in our lives. The most important thing is that it is balanced with time to relax and be nurtured. Regular Bella Mama massage give you the space to deeply relax and rejuvenate and the time to enjoy your pregnancy and transition into motherhood. Relaxed mama = happy baby!
Improves sleep and reduces depression
With an enhanced ability to deeply relax you may also notice that your sleep improves. At Bella Mama we can also teach you the most comfortable and supportive sleeping positions during pregnancy. Massage has also been documented to reduce the symptoms of depression in pregnant and post-natal women.
Prepares you for labour and birth
Approaching your baby’s birth day, massage treatments will improve your flexibility and energy levels as well as helping you to develop mind/body awareness. This means that you become aware of where you are holding tension within your body and are able to consciously release it. An essential skill in the birthing room. A recent study also showed that massage from 36 weeks onward helped to increase the mother’s levels of oxytocin (the mothering hormone) resulting in labours that were quicker with fewer complications both before and after birth. Ask about our ‘birth preparation ‘ massage treatments which include a special essential oil blend and acupressure points.
My weekly massages have been wonderful. Not only have they helped ease all the aches and pains of pregnancy but they have allowed me some weekly indulgence and pure relaxation. I thoroughly recommend Bella Mama massages to anyone wanting some time out and “me time” before your baby arrives.
Wow. Just wow! I am feeling 100 million times better. After a shitty start to my day which included falling awkwardly down a concrete ramp – I just had a 75 minute full body pregnancy massage by Jo at Bella Mama. Actually much more than a massage – a healing experience. My hips are not sore (for the first time in a long time!) and I am so relaxed I feel like I am floating. Thank you so much!! I am so lucky! Can’t recommend this enough!
I have been coming to see Jo at Bella Mama for seven years and I plan on never stopping! The massages are amazing and respectful and small personal details and preferences remembered. I adore Jo and would recommend Bella Mama and also the pregnancy and labour massage course to anyone! Jenny P
Would 100% recommend! Was the most amazing experience I feel refreshed, relaxed and pain free. Sophie honestly has magic hands, she also is so friendly and has a beautiful energy. I felt so comfortable while getting massaged I even bought the pillow I was laying on. Can’t wait to go back.
“Being pregnant with my son was a wonderful time in my life and having Bella Mama massages played a significant part in making it such a special time for me. A massage was not an indulgence, it was a necessity both physically and emotionally. It was a way to connect with the changes taking place in my body and the new life that was developing inside me. Jo, through her wonderful nurturing manner, was able to relieve both the physical stresses that pregnancy put on my body as well as the emotional strain and stress that I felt in my busy day to day life. After the birth of my son a post natal massage was a welcome relief from the pressures of new motherhood which had brought on a whole new range of physical and emotional strains!(and the cookies were very yummy too!) I would recommend a regular Bella Mama massage to any expectant mum as a necessary element in preparing themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually for the new phase of their life they are embarking upon.”
I cannot speak highly enough of the cherishing experience that is a visit to Bella Mama. It is a place where you feel welcomed and valued. The success is all in the details – the beautiful decor, peaceful music, soothing tea, warm foot baths, scented oils, soft blankets, hot towels, and of course, the excellent massages. I have been lucky enough to be cared for by Debs for most of my pregnancy. She is encouraging and supportive, and a talented masseuse. From one session to the next, she remembers the little details I have told her, whether it be the sex of my baby, any pregnancy developments, or just events in my life. It is such careful attention that makes you feel like a special client, and not a number. I really believe that the regular relaxing massages have positively contributed to my pregnancy health to date. I highly recommend Bella Mama and Debs to others.
Thank you again, and congratulations Jojo on creating a business that brings such joy and pleasure to others.
So tranquil, so perfect for mamas to be! Hands down one of the best massages I’ve ever had. There’s something special about going to a spa where pregnancy is the only focus and the therapists know exactly what a pregnant woman needs. Highly recommended as an essential for pampering throughout pregnancy and during postnatal recovery. Thanks Bella Mama