Calico Pregnancy Massage Postnatal Massage Information

about postnatal massage

I also offer postnatal massage to help you in the weeks and months following your baby’s birth. At this time there can be considerable stresses and strains on your body from cuddling, feeding and carrying your new baby. Massage can help reduce these and just as importantly for you - and indirectly for your baby and family - can give you some gentle time out to recharge, relax and let someone else look after you for a while.

l tailor each treatment to suit your needs at the time of your appointment and draw on a variety of techniques ranging from classic Swedish massage, to lymph drainage and advanced deep tissue massage, in order to help reduce muscular pain, promote circulation, improve sleep, reduce stress and relax you.

You can book an appointment at the treatment room in Headingley, Leeds or a mobile appointment (there may be a small, additional charge for travel time, please see below).

There's lots more information below but please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if there is anything at all that you aren't sure of.

Treatment Room Appointment:

1 hour massage: £40

90  minute massage: £55

Mobile Appointment*:

1 hour massage (90 min appointment):  £55

90 min massage (2 hour appointment): £65

more information about postnatal massage

*The price above includes travel to your home if you live in the north and west Leeds areas and so if you live outside these areas there may be a small additional charge for travel time and petrol expenses to your home. This will always be agreed with you before your appointment. The mobile appointment times include time to set up the equipment and have a full consultation with you prior to your massage. 

I tailor each treatment to suit your needs at the time of your appointment and draw on a variety of techniques ranging from classic Swedish massage, to lymph drainage and advanced deep tissue massage, in order to help reduce muscular pain, promote circulation, improve sleep, reduce stress and relax you.

Postnatal massage can begin whenever you feel ready after your baby’s birth but it is best to leave it at least a week after a vaginal birth and 6 weeks after a caesarean. 

I work in an accessible and purpose built treatment room facility in Headingley, Leeds so you can escape from it all and have a relaxing appointment where you can have a much deserved break. However if you don't have childcare, then treatment room has parking right by the front door, no steps to the entrance and doors wide enough to fit prams and buggies through, a waiting room and a loo with baby changing facilities so you are very welome to bring your baby with you to your appointment. I’m very comfortable giving you a massage while your baby is with you and interacting with you.

However you may wonder how you’ll have time to fit in a treatment between feeds, sleeping and just getting through the day and this is why the mobile service is ideal. I can come to your home and bring along all the necessary equipment for your treatment so you don’t need to arrange a babysitter or even get out of your pyjamas! I’m flexible and happy to work round feeding and nap times but if those are unpredictable or you’d prefer to have your baby with you during your massage then again that’s absolutely fine too.

To find out more about what to expect from your appointment, please just follow the link on the 'Book an Appointment' menu.

If you’d like to get together with another mum and relax with a treatment while your friend looks after your baby and then return the favour while your friend is massaged, I offer an option for block/multiple bookings (please see the Prices page under the 'Make a Booking' Heading on the top menu). This is also ideal if both you and your partner would like a treatment at the same session. I specialise in pregnancy and postnatal massage but am also qualified in a range of other lovely massage therapies too. 

There is lots more information on the safety aspects of postnatal massage and general information on the frequently asked questions pages which can be found via the link below and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the treatments or if you'd like to make an appointment.

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