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Pregnancy Massage Month at

It has been a particularly busy Spring/Summer here at Lynne Bell, Therapist and Doula. Especially, it would seem on the pregnancy, birth and beyond arm of the business. Over the last few months, I have been very fortunate to be birth support to 2 amazing couples when they had their gorgeous babies, with another couple of births due imminently; I have also provided postnatal support to a couple of new mums and have been back up support to a couple of other local doulas. Meanwhile, Hypnobirthing, Baby Massage and Breastfeeding Antenatal courses have continued as usual.

So, what of the Therapy side of the business? Well, there has been a similar slant here too with Pregnancy Massage being extremely popular. Whether it has been the first or return visit, there has been enough to keep me busy. Now…while I have made no secret of how much I love Reflexology, I don’t think I have waxed lyrical as often about Pregnancy Massage. Over the years since I trained it has ranked as one of my favourite therapies!

Aside of the benefits that you can read on my website, I love the wonderful, gentle, flowing nature of this massage. It really is all about nurturing the mum to - be; making her feel special and getting the all – important Oxytocin flowing. Clients love the therapy. In this world where hi – tec births are sadly, becoming increasingly the norm, this is a time where women can feel someone is giving them time and seeing them in a more holistic way. Lovely stuff.

So, what can you expect when you come along for the treatment?

You will complete a pregnancy and Health Questionnaire at the beginning of the appointment. After a discussion about the massage, I will leave you for a few minutes while you pop yourself on the couch. The massage is done while you lie on your side, supported by pillows/cushions. Of course you will need to be in your underwear but your modesty will be preserved at all times with towels and blankets. Then, it’s a case of dim the lights, switch on the music, take a few calming breaths and RELAX for the next 60-75 minutes.

At the end of the massage, you will be offered a glass of water and then given time to get up and dressed slowly. We will chat about selfcare following the treatment which includes resting for a couple of hours, drinking plenty of water and avoiding stimulants such as alcohol, caffeine and heavy and/or spicy meals (you are probably doing this already!) – this all helps you to have maximum benefit.

Is Pregnancy Massage suitable for me?

Pregnancy Massage is available for women with low - risk pregnancies from 12 weeks. If you would like to know more, contact me via my website or give me a call.

Where can I have my massage and how much does it cost?

Usually at my lovely treatment room in Higham Ferrers. HOWEVER, I am soon to be offering Pregnancy Massage at The Mill Birth and Wellbeing Centre ( This is a beautiful centre in a Grade II listed building in the stunning village of Duddington. Even if you are not local – why not tie it in with a day out in the lovely nearby Stamford – bring a friend.

Full body massage ranges from £40 - £55 depending on the venue as overheads need to be considered. Back only ranges from £20 - £35

I am a therapist and would like to add this therapy to my treatment list

I offer Pregnancy Massage training at my treatment room in Higham Ferrers with group training being planned in the future. The course is accredited and available via TEWC academy ( If you are a therapist with a Full body massage qualification, Contact Ally Sharratt or myself to book.

Whether you are a client or a therapist – Hopefully see you soon xx

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