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When would you have a pregnancy massage?

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cockle84 Wed 08-Dec-10 13:46:54

I have a voucher that my husband bought me for my birthday to spend at Dove Spa. I've checked and they do pregnancy massages but I don't know when would be best to use it. I'm 26 weeks tmw so still have 14 weeks to go.
Has anyone had one and if so at what stage?

BubbaAndBump Wed 08-Dec-10 15:38:09

I would wait until the last 6 weeks or so when the back really goes, especially if they're specialised pregnancy masseurs, they'll know exactly what to do.

Lucky you!

EweArghhBeeInkUnderbobble Wed 08-Dec-10 15:48:30

How do these work anyway? I couldn't lay on my stomach so is there like a hole you put your belly through?

BubbaAndBump Wed 08-Dec-10 15:54:33

Yes, a hole in the table for us fatties

eldritch Wed 08-Dec-10 16:00:48

I had a block of 5 booked in for the last couple of weeks - only got to use 2 though as DS was born the day after the second massage. I definitely think it got things going (at 39 weeks though so not in a bad way!). I had a little stool on wheels so I could sit up for the massage, leaning over the couch (sounds hideously uncomfortable but was actually fine - I couldn't have laid on my front for long then even with a hole in the table! smile )

ninipops Wed 08-Dec-10 21:27:25

I had a pg package that included a back and foot massage at 30 ish weeks. The back massage was great (sitting on a stool leaning on a big squishy pillow on the couch) the foot rub was something else though - and not in a good way. I think its safe to say that if next baby is overdue I'll be going for some reflexology!

sam26oscar Wed 08-Dec-10 21:31:01

My Dh got me one for my birthday when expecting DS1, i had it at 37 weeks and it was bliss!!!I would def wait til bit nearer the end so you get absolutely everything out of the experience grin

emmah194 Thu 09-Dec-10 07:45:04

I've been getting a massage every month while pregnant and lie on my side with a wonderful arrangement of pillows to keep me stable and comfortable.

Bradyboo Thu 09-Dec-10 08:16:36

Everyday! I've been having one a month since I was 3 months. As long as it's a specialist maternity massage you should be fine

Miffster Thu 09-Dec-10 11:09:55

The answer to 'when should I get a pregnancy massage?' is 'when you are pregnant and feel like a massage'


sh77 Thu 09-Dec-10 11:24:05

Can anyone suggest a good massage in Central London?

Kiki84 Thu 09-Dec-10 11:26:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

giraffeshatewinter Thu 09-Dec-10 12:29:03

Had one around 23 weeks while on honeymoon. Was amazing. Want to book another (at 32 weeks) but fear I'll get addicted and want to go daily!

anne74 Thu 09-Dec-10 18:24:30

Kiki, did you have yours somewhere in/around Wimbledon?

Bradyboo Thu 09-Dec-10 18:53:10

I would google Elemis Spas in London and see what comes up. Their mother to be massage is excellent.

nightnighty Thu 09-Dec-10 19:07:44

op I'd go as often as you can afford to all the way through.

Re central london I went to Kate Kahle in Clerkenwell all the way through pregnancy, twice a week towards the end. Helped to stay relaxed during mid pregnancy move. Also she also does a nice smelling, and apparently effective, stretch mark prevention cream.

Haven't tried her postnatal massage yet.

hackneyzoo Thu 09-Dec-10 19:24:10

I had good ones at the Angel Rooms in Angel if you are looking for one in centralish london.

PipPipPip Thu 09-Dec-10 22:20:46

PipPipPip Thu 09-Dec-10 22:21:37

Sorry, I meant to write that is apparently good, but I've never tried her (nor, indeed, had a pregnancy massage at all!) so I can't recommend her. All sounds LOVELY though!

taurustaurus Fri 10-Dec-10 17:03:24

Uduak Udondem []

i recommend this lady and she comes to your home and sets up a massage table! Amazing and very well priced too at £60 for an hour and a half. And the best bit... you are at home hence no travelling afterwards!

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