Well-deserved relaxation during your pregnancy
Our Pregnancy Massages
The Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage is a gentle full-body massage with warm oil. The massage is suitable during the second and third trimester of your pregnancy and is given by our team members at various locations in Utrecht and the Betuwe or at your home. We offer different types of pregnancy massages so you can choose what appeals to you the most.
Why is it so beneficial?
The pregnancy massage can relieve physical complaints and reduce mental and emotional tensions that you may experience during pregnancy. While your breathing becomes deeper and deeper, your head comes to rest and your body softens during the massage. Relaxing deeply not only reduces the production of stress hormones, but also allows you to experience your pregnancy more consciously. OUr soft massage improves blood flow in your whole body, making more oxygen and nutrients available for both you and your baby. The massage can be adapted to your wishes, personal situation and/or any complaints you may experience.
Duration of the Massage
The appointment lasts a total of 75 minutes, of which at least 60 minutes is a massage and there is time for a before and after discussion with a hot cup of tea.
When to have a Pregnancy Massage?
The pregnancy massage is suitable from 14 weeks of pregnancy onwards.
2nd Trimester (3 to 6 months)
During the second trimester, the baby will grow faster and so will your belly. During this period, the massage is mainly aimed at relieving any discomfort or pain in your back, cramps in your legs and/or and pelvic pain. In addition, insomnia can also be reduced by regularly receiving a massage.
3rd Trimester (after 6 months)
During the third trimester the pregnancy massage helps you to fully relax, to allow your body to recover and to prepare you mentally for childbirth and the period after. Many ladies retain fluids in their legs during this phase. The massage therefore gives extra attention to your back muscles, legs and feet and helps to drain excess fluids from your body.
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Pregnancy Massage on the warm water pillow
This gentle, full body massage is given with warm oil and on our unique hot water pillow that adapts to the shape of your pregnant body. The hot water cushion is filled with pleasantly warm water of 37 to 40 degrees. The slightly rocking effect and the warmth of the pillow ensure a comfortable lying position on your back or on your side, even if you are heavily pregnant. Most women are still very comfortable lying on their backs on the water, but side lying is an equally nice option too. The warmth of the pillow helps you to relax even more and softens the muscles of your shoulders, neck and (lower) back so that blood flow is increased and waste products are removed from your body faster.
We make generous use of natural massage oil for this massage so that we can easily massage between your body and the hot water cushion. During the massage we pay attention to your entire body; both the front and back, your head, hands and feet and, if desired, your pregnant belly. The massage can be adapted to your wishes and/or physical (pregnancy) complaints. The massage lasts for 60 minutes, the appointment lasts around 75 minutes and includes a check-in and a warm cup of tea afterwards.
This type of Pregnancy Massage is given by Esther (Utrecht Centre), Monique (Overvecht), Marlies (Leidsche Rijn) and Daniëlle (Maurik, the Betuwe).
Pregnancy Massage on the Pregnancy Massage Table
This gentle, full body massage is given with warm oil on a special pregnancy massage table, which has recesses for your belly and breasts so that you can lie comfortably on your front without any pressure on these regions. Ideal when you are normally a belly sleeper!
We use natural massage oil and pay attention to your entire body during the massage; both the front and back, your head, hands and feet and, if desired, your pregnant belly. The massage can be adapted to your wishes and/or physical (pregnancy) complaints. The massage lasts for 60 minutes, the appointment lasts around 75 minutes and includes a check-in and a warm cup of tea afterwards.
This type of Pregnancy Massage is given by Monique (Overvecht), and Eveline, Leidsche Rijn.
Pregnancy Massage at home (warm water pillow)
Sometimes it’s just great if you don’t need to go anywhere. For this pregnancy massage we come to your home! The pregnancy massage of 60 minutes is given on the special hot water pillow. Because this pillow adapts to the shape of your pregnant body, it ensures a comfortable lying position on your back or on your side, even when you are heavily pregnant. We use plenty of natural oil to massage between you and the massage cushion and in this way give extra attention to your (lower) back, neck and shoulders. The massage can be adapted to your personal wishes or situation and any complaints.
We are at your home for approx. 1.5 hours. Travel costs are included in Utrecht city, but parking costs are not.
Ayurvedic Pregnancy Massage
This traditional massage origintes in India where the techniques are passed down from mother to daughter, aiming to keep you well grounded and the baby growing in a balanced body and calm mind. While you lie on a heated pregnancy massage table with a recess for the abdomen and breasts, you are doused with warm medicinal herbal oil, made especially for pregnancy. Both the back of the body, as well as the abdomen, heart region and head are generously massaged and with your permission, reiki / prana is also passed on to the child that grows inside you.
Of course, the massage can be adapted to your wishes and/or physical (pregnancy) complaints. The massage lasts 60 minutes, in total you are at the studio for 75 minutes. This massage is given by Marlise in Utrecht (Lombok).
“It is very nice to lie on the warm water pillow and receive a full-body massage. The treatment was soothing, Paulina made sure that I was comfortable and I thought offering an eye mask was a really good addition, so that I could relax completely The massage itself was extensive, just right in terms of time and treatment spots.” – Latisha