Pregnancy massage at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic works like any other classic massage therapy. However the techniques used are tailored specifically for a mum-to-be, ensuring the woman’s shape and size are catered for with the addition of pillows for support as well as the massage pressure itself.

Pregnancy massage is suitable from 14 weeks/ start of 2nd trimester.

At Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic we have a special interest in Women’s Health and Pregnancy, meaning the information and advice we give we give during your treatment is professional, up to date and realistic.


  • 30 mins – £25
  • 60 mins – £40
  • A 50% deposit is required at the point of booking in order to secure your appointment.
  • We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any clients who cancel within 24 hours or do not attend their appointment will lose their deposit.

Gift vouchers are also available. Buy online or call 0191 548 3388

Pregnancy Massage at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic


  • Reduce tension in neck, shoulders and lower back
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system to help ease fluid retention, particularly in the lower legs, feet and ankles
  • Relief of general aches and pains which are often caused by ligaments around the body stretching as the pregnancy progresses
  • Nourishment to skin to help minimise stretch marks and improve any pigmentation/ uneven skin tone
  • General relaxation and stress relief

What to expect

At the time of booking your massage our receptionist will request your midwife’s name and telephone number, your date of birth and how many weeks pregnant you are.

With your permission we may call your midwife prior to your appointment to ensure you are fit for the massage. There are occasionally circumstances in which the midwife/ consultant and ourselves may advise against a massage. These may include, diabetes, liver/ kidney problems, unstable high blood pressure, risk of premature labour.

On the day of the massage the therapist will start by taking a full medical history. You will then be given time to undress privately, lie down on the massage couch.

You will be covered in towels and supported by pillows to ensure you and your bump are comfortable. You will be positioned on your side(s) and reclined sitting throughout stages of the massage. We will use a blend of carrier oils and mandarin oil which are safe in pregnancy and great for nourishing the skin.

Pregnancy massage is available for 30 or 60 minute treatments.

Side effects of Pregnancy Massage

As with all massages you may experience a reaction when your body begins the process of healing itself and eliminating toxins. These reactions are a positive sign that the body has responded well to the treatment and is beginning to heal itself. These side effects should subside in 12-24 hours. The following reactions may occur after treatment:

  • Tiredness due to the release of toxins
  • Even more visits to the toilet to get rid of waste and toxins
  • Headaches or nausea
  • Spots may occur due to released toxins
  • Flare up of previously suppressed conditions
  • Perspiration/Runny nose – the body excreting waste


Aftercare advice

  • Drink plenty of water or herbal teas
  • Avoid excess tea, coffee for the next 12 hours
  • Avoid heavy meals for the next few hours
  • Avoid driving immediately after treatment if you feel excessively drowsy. If you do let us know before you leave the clinic
  • Make time to relax
  • As oils have been used your skin is more sensitive to the sun so try to cover up for 24 hours

Extra Information

At Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic, all of our pregnant Mam’s receive a ‘bump, baby and beyond’ pack. This is filled with great physiotherapy advice, inform on birthing from NCT, local yoga & baby massage, vouchers and money off coupons, freebies for baby and much much more!


If you would like to book a Pregnancy Massage, have any questions or would like some more information, then please do get in touch.