HI ladies, wondered if any of you had had a proper pregnancy massage anywhere in London which you would recommend...
I'm hoping to find one which will really unknot my back/shoulders (which are quite painful at the moment) as opposed to one which just makes you relaxed, smell nice and have soft skin (had one of those already and while it was very nice, it didn't really help...)
I feel like I need to be thoroughly pummelled by a big swedish hunk or something - but that's probably not going to happen... but don't want the usual 'you're pregnant and therefore I will barely touch you' kind.
(Oi! - stop that sniggering at the back - you know what I meant... )
No experience i'm afraid but the lady i go to for my waxing told me that she also does pg massages. Her email is on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 7256 8624. Perhaps you could call her for a chat?
I don't know where you live Designer baby but there is a fantastic holistic centre called " Holistic health" in Broadway Market - London fields ( Hackney) who do specialist treatments for pregnancy. I can strongly recommend the ante natal yoga, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy but I hear the massages are excellent too.
Tel: 0207 275 8434. They have a good website too.
Alfie - Sounds good - I am quite near Hackney (and having my bubs at the Homerton) and these guys sound like they might be a great 'one stop shop'... thanks for the link. When are you due? Are you going to the Hmerton too?
Thanks Nature - Kingston's a bit far for me - but thatnks for the link - I've got a friend down there so I might pass it on to her.
Peachy - I'll give it a look - thanks!
HI Fuzzy - I was already a VERY lucky girl and had a Sanctuary Spa evening for my B'day from my DH - it was a delicious evening, but their PG massage stops at... er... 26 weeks or something, so I'm beyond their help now Plus, although it smelt lovely and was very relaxing it was a bit gentle and didn't really get to grips with my back pain at all.... Still HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who can persuade their DP to get it for them as a gift...
Thanks for all your help guys... I've got a few leads!
If you work around Liverpool street, I know a great therapist who does pregnancy massage.
Her name is Jackie and she works at Bodyworks. If you google it you should find the phone number.
She gave me massages right up to my due date. She is a sports masseuse (sp?) but is trained in preg massage and has the body cushion so you can lie on your tummy. She gives "proper" strong massages too!
Yep, that's the one.
Her name is Jacqueline Mitchell. Her massage page doesn't say anything about pregnancy massage, so maybe ring and check that she still does it and has the equipment. She did last year for me.
Hi Designer baby,
Pleased to meet another local mum.
I live just off Broadway Market. Holistic health is great, do check it out !
I am going to the Homerton to have my LO- I originally fancied a water birth at home but plans have changed as my bubba is breech so we're under the care of the hospital team now.
I have had excellent experiences at the Homerton so far.
My EDD is 30/9/07 when's yours ?
Do you know whether you're having a boy/ girl ??I haven't found out !
Oh! Sorry Alfie - I missed your post - things move so fast on here, you go away for a couple of days and you're lost!
I'm not quite that local - in Wood Green... was originally at another, closer hospital, but had a scare at 12 weeks and ended up referred to the Homerton - liked it so much we decided to stay there for the rest of our care... I agree, they've been brilliant through what was a really difficult time early on.
Due date is 27th October (ish - there's some disagreement about this - might be a weeke earlier than that) - so you get to try it all out before me!
Oh, and we're having a little girl [smile) Is your little one still breech or have they decided to wriggle 'round?
Hope all is going well otherwise - maybe we should keep in touch?
I haven't booked anything yet, as work has been crazy, and weekends even more so - but I'm on maternity leave as of the week after next and plan to fit in a few massages then... starting to really need unknotting!
This person looks great - a bit of a trek for me (in fact closer to my work than my home, so maybe I should give it a go before I leave here) fab that she has a special bed...