Postnatal massage at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

POSTNATAL MASSAGE

Having a baby is physically and emotionally demanding. A postnatal massage for new mums is not just about alleviating aches and pains, but is also a chance to get out of the house and have some time (even if it is only an hour) for themselves. All the worries can be temporarily pushed into the back of their minds. Physical touch helps to bring awareness back to the body, which needs just as much attention now than during pregnancy. Women who used to have deep tissue massage often find that postpartum they prefer to have a gentler therapeutic massage. It helps to loosen up tight muscles and, at the same time, it induces deep relaxation.

HOW POSTNATAL MASSAGE WORKS

Women can lie on their sides or back if their breasts are tender from breastfeeding. Usually the neck and shoulders need a good release; also a gentle abdominal massage can be beneficial as the digestive system is often sluggish after delivery.

WHEN IS IT SAFE TO HAVE A POSTNATAL MASSAGE?

As the body needs to heal and adjust to physiological and hormonal changes, it is recommended to wait six weeks before having a massage. However, this depends very much on the individual; as with pregnancy and childbirth, recovery time differs. If in doubt as to whether it is too early to have a massage, it is good idea to ask your midwife and massage therapist for advice.

FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU

We recommend that you complete our free health assessment form and a member of the team will contact you to book your massage appointment with the most appropriate massage therapist. You can consult our postnatal massage fees here. If you wish to make an appointment, you can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881. You can also send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

THE AWARD-WINNING PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Best Family Friendly Business Award at The Wandsworth Business Awards 2016.
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Institute of Osteopathy Practice of the Year Award 2017.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“The physical demands of being an actor often require the services of a professional medical team. Clive and his team of experts help keep me fit and healthy.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor

“A professional golfer needs to have a strong and mobile spine. When I had a problem with my back, Clive helped me to achieve this with treatment and exercises.”

Colin Montgomerie OBE

Professional golfer

“Although retired from professional rugby, I dedicate a lot of time to keeping fit. Clive and his excellent team of health professionals keep me healthy and injury free.”

Lawrence Dallaglio MBE, OBE

Ex-England Rugby Player

YOGA MAMA WELLNESS

Working in tandem with our partners at Yoga Mama Wellness, we offer a broad selection of mat-based classes as part of our exercise and injury prevention programme. Our team of highly qualified Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi teachers aim to help you achieve a mind-body balance.

DALLAGLIO FOUNDATION

We are proud to support the Dallaglio Foundation, founded by retired England and British Lions star Lawrence Dallaglio. The foundation helps disadvantaged young people via the RugbyWorks programme. It also organises the biennial Dallaglio Cycle Slam fundraising challenge.

THE CLINIC IN IMAGES

To gain further insight into what we do, take a peek through our image gallery. There are photos from our educational talks, workshops, open day events and charity activities. In addition to this, there are photos kindly submitted by the many elite sports people that we treat in action.

CONTACT US

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
266 UPPER RICHMOND ROAD,
PUTNEY,
LONDON SW15 6TQ.

TELEPHONE: 020 8789 3881
EMAIL: INFO@PUTNEYCLINIC.CO.UK

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sundays: Closed
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy works closely with leading private healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA and simplyhealth.