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Pregnancy Massage

Our Pregnancy Massage sessions consist of gentle Swedish massage techniques including effleurage, petrissage and gentle kneading administered by a Chartered Physiotherapist or Registered Osteopath.

This is suitable for women in the second and third trimester. These Pregnancy Massage techniques stimulate the skin, the vascular and lymphatic systems, they stimulate cellular function, improving muscle tone and improve the elimination of waste products from body tissues.

As your bump grows your body weight and centre of gravity change putting undue strain on your body.It’s common for you to become up to 15kg heavy than your normal weight in the third trimester and this change in your centre of gravity and extra body mass leads to a number of issues.

As your centre of gravity shifts your posture is affected causing lower back pain, as well as neck and shoulder pain. 

Your movement becomes slower and more laboured from the extra body weight you are carrying around all day causes pain and tension to develop in your glutes, calves and feet. Changes in your circulation lead to swelling in your feet and ankles.

A pregnancy massage relieves the stress on your aching joints, eases your neck and back pain and stimulates circulation to reduce swollen ankles and painful feet. Extra care is taken to ensure both you and baby are comfortable during a Pregnancy Massage. It is not possible to lye face down as you would do in a conventional massage and your midwife will also advise you against lying flat on your back.

Your lower back, neck and shoulders be will massaged in a side lying position using pillows and towels to achieve maximum comfort and discretion. Your glutes and thighs can also be massaged in this position. Your feet ankles will be massaged with you sitting half upright in the crook sitting position.

Ready to Make a Change?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!

 

Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

What’s the difference between Pregnancy Massage and Women’s Health Physiotherapy?

During pregnancy many women start to develop pubic symphysis pain, lower back pain, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatica. During a Pregnancy Massage no assessment or diagnosis of an injury will be made, If you have an injury that requires assessment and diagnosis you need to book a physiotherapy appointment.

Although a Pregnancy Massage may help these symptoms, it is aimed at managing the every day aches and pains and swelling associated with being pregnant.

Super Deluxe Pregnancy Massage

The Super Deluxe Pregnancy Massage is a 90 minute  massage. It is perfect if you want to indulge in a whole body treatment to relieve your aching feet and swollen ankles, ease the tension in your lower back, glutes and calves, and reduce the strain in your neck, back and shoulders. After you have had your baby we can assist you with our Deluxe Sports Massage or Deluxe Relaxing Swedish Massage or with a 1:1 Clinical Pilates session should you suffer ongoing pubic symphysis or low back pain.

Deluxe Pregnancy Massage

The Deluxe Pregnancy Massage is a 1 hour massage. It is perfect to resolve pain and tension in your lower back and glutes, neck and shoulders as well as swelling in your feet and calves. To manage the stress and tension of pregnancy regular monthly maintenance Express Pregnancy Massage sessions are recommended until you give birth. 

Express Pregnancy Massage

Our most popular Pregnancy Massage is the Express. This is perfect for you in the second and third trimester. As your bump is getting bigger you start to develop pain and tension in your lower back and glutes, neck and shoulders as well as swelling in your feet and calves. A gentle foot massage stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems and can help to reduce the build up of fluid in your feet and ankles, and also relieve some of the pain that you have developed in the soles and arches of your feet.

A soft tissue massage to your neck, back and shoulders helps the pain and tension that you developed from altered posture and movement as your bump gets bigger.

The Express Pregnancy Massage provides 30 minutes to relieve the tension in one of these body parts and is given by a Chartered Physiotherapist or osteopath. 

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team

Andreas

Andreas

Osteopath
& Massage Therapist

Beatrice

Beatrice

Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist

Christina

Christina

Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist

Jack

Jack

Podiatrist
 

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Kim Stanford

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
 

Steve

Steve

Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 

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Wilson Mbutu

Senior Physiotherapist
 

Ermelinda

Ermelinda

Massage Therapist
 

Shruti-Srivastava
Shruti Srivastava

Massage Therapist
 

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Anna

Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Chara
Chara

Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

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Kitti Perlaki

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist
 

Melinda-Bernath
Melinda Bernath

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist
 

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Ursula

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist
 

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Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Cancellation Policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
Thank you.

Telephone Reception

We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 21:0
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

No reception cover on Sundays, the door may be locked so ring the bell.

Wills Goldie
Wills Goldie
Great experience
Umberto Sacchetti
Umberto Sacchetti
I have used Wandsworth Physio in three different occasions and every time they resolved my problems. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a good physio or osteopath
Sara Phillips
Sara Phillips
Lauren Dodds
Lauren Dodds
I entered Steve's massage competition at Wandsworth Physiotherapy never expecting to win but was delighted to win a year of deep tissue massages. I had previously seen Steve for chronic shoulder and back pain so winning treatment for a whole year was a real treat and it has helped keep my pain at bay. After each session, I could instantly feel the benefit with tension and stress in my muscles depleted. Thank you for running such an amazing competition! Professional, effective and flexible booking.
Lucinda Hearth
Lucinda Hearth
I saw Steve Hines after suffering with glute pain for several months. By using an ultrasound he was able to diagnose the issue straight away and then target the treatment - turns out it was a hamstring issue causing it which I'm not sure would have been picked up otherwise. Steve suggested a combination of physio and shockwave therapy, and home exercises, which have worked wonders and the issue is now almost resolved. Highly recommend Steve and the team at Wandsworth Physio.
Florrie Barber
Florrie Barber
Rose Harvey
Rose Harvey
I can highly recommend Wandsworth physio - I have seen Steve for various running niggles and always received really knowledgeable and practical advice to solve the route cause of the problem. There's also a whole range of treatment options available such as acupuncture, shockwave and ultrasound - all really helpful to have in one place!
Mary Foley
Mary Foley
Great physio/massage. Would strongly recommend. Really good team and the pummelling definitely helps to fix the sore bits!!
Kris Boger
Kris Boger
Stephen is a real expert and has been incredibly helpful for me on two separate injuries. He has deep knowledge of various treatments and in my case was able to offer one of the latest innovations, which ended up really helping. Highly recommend.
Conny Nielsen
Conny Nielsen
I'd had problems with my shoulders, neck and mid-back for a long time due to many years of office work, bad posture and having a newborn baby to carry around. I was treated by Wilson who was extremely helpful and managed to help rid me of my pain! I have since moved to Denmark, but wish I could have taken him with me! An absolute gem who is not just great at what he does, but was so, so lovely and understanding. I give him the highest recommendation.
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