Pregnancy Massage at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

During pregnancy, women’s bodies go through many changes, which affect them both physiologically and emotionally. Therefore, pregnancy massage can be a wonderful experience not only for the mother, but also for the baby she is carrying in her womb. As the baby grows, the centre of gravity shifts forward. As a result, the spinal curve can become exaggerated and women start experiencing lower back pain, sore hips and general aches and pains. This is especially so in the last trimester of pregnancy. Due to the growing belly, mums to be get increasingly uncomfortable and cannot stay in one position for very long. Subsequently, it is often difficult for them to get a good night’s sleep. This is also the time when they start preparing for childbirth, which, understandably, can also be a very anxious time.

THE BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Pregnancy massage can be beneficial in several ways. Firstly, it releases muscle tension and eases sciatic pain and backaches. Secondly, it helps to lower high blood pressure and stimulate the circulation. The better the circulation, the more oxygenated blood and nutrition will reach the placenta, which is vitally for the development of the baby. Lastly, it promotes relaxation, thus reducing stress and anxiety and creating a general sense of well-being.

WHEN IS IT SAFE TO HAVE A PREGNANCY MASSAGE?

Massage is safe throughout pregnancy, although many women prefer not being massaged in the first trimester. The main reason for this is because miscarriages most commonly occur during this time. In case of abdominal pain, bleeding or heavy vaginal discharge, dizziness, jaundice or itchy skin, all over massage is not recommended. Indeed, therapists will advise the mother to seek immediate medical care.

HOW IS PREGNANCY MASSAGE PERFORMED?

In pregnancy massage we provide a memory foam cushion that supports the mother’s whole body, especially the growing belly and breasts. Women lay on their side, which allows the therapist to work on both the upper and lower body. As well as this, it allows the mother to relax and and feel safe and supported throughout the massage.

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 pregnancy massage fees here. If you wish to make an appointment, you can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

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

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 injury free.”

Lawrence Dallaglio MBE, OBE

Ex-England Rugby Player

YOGA MAMA WELLNESS

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

DALLAGLIO CYCLE SLAM 2018

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.

IMAGE GALLERY

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 is a multidisciplinary clinic located in Putney, south-west London. We specialise in osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage, and sports injuries. We also offer acupuncture, nutrition and many other services as well as Yoga and Pilates classes and workshops. Our location is ideal for those living in Putney and Roehampton (SW15), Barnes (SW13), Wandsworth and Earlsfield (SW18), Wimbledon and Southfields (SW19), Fulham and Parsons Green (SW6), Hammersmith (W6), Chiswick (W4), Kew (TW9) and Mortlake and East Sheen (SW14) and other areas of south-west London. We also have an osteopathy clinic in Chelsea (SW3).

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy works closely with leading private healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA and simplyhealth.

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