Pregnancy Massage Suitable for all Trimesters

Pregnancy Massage is an amazing way in which a pregnant woman can look after her body and indulge in some much-needed relaxation and skeletal release, while her miracle is kept safely padded in our very special pregnancy massage bed or designer chair.

We are often giving away gifts!
E.g. An informational bundle @ your first Full-body Pregnancy massage treatment.

Please take the time to go to our About Us page, or take a look at all the wonderful Testimonials from Mums who have had treatments done by us.

Reasons why you should have your uniquely designed specialized pregnancy massage treatments at Alison Strauss ne de Vries the Massage Specialist KZN in our amazing Hammock Bed:Fertility Massage

  • Relief from skeletal and muscular spasms/pain
  • Relief from nausea
  • Increase in energy levels
  • Increases blood and oxygen circulation
  • Assists in relaxing stiff/sore muscles
  • Moisturises and nourishes mother’s skin
  • Increases nutrient balance throughout the mother’s
    body and increases delivery of valuable substances through the umbilical cord to the baby
  • Increases suppleness of muscles in preparation for either natural or C-section delivery
  • Relieves water retention through lymphatic stimulation
  • Breathing and relaxing time

Our Specialised Massage gets your MUM Mojo functioning, so you are ready for your MIRACLE baby or babies!

Specialised Benefits Of Pregnancy Massages

  • Mother is more relaxed
  • Increased oxygen flow to baby
  • Mother’s muscles are more supple – baby has more room to move around
  • Mother more flexible – less restriction to baby’s development in the womb
  • Better Blood circulation in the uterus and in mother’s extremities
  • Less ligament pain or damage

Scientifically Researched BenefitsPregnancy Images

  • Regular massage helps ease the birthing process for both mother and
  • Recovery rate for mother’s body is increased, whether the baby is
    delivered naturally or by C-section.
  • Mothers who have regular massages are less fatigued/tired in their last trimester of pregnancy

There are many more benefits and loads of reasons to have regular Back and Full-body massages during your pregnancy!

Benefits of massage during pregnancy:

  • Relief from nausea
  • Moistens and nourishes mother’s skin
    Increase in energy levels
  • Increases blood and oxygen circulation
  • eases sciatic pain
  • eases low back pain
  • aids in constipation relief, healthy digestion, easing gas and heartburn
  • reduces swelling of face and extremities
  • reduces and eases headaches
  • addresses insomnia and other sleeping problems
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Hip and leg pain
  • Muscular cramping
  • Depression
  • cardiovascular and circulatory problems
  • prevent complications during birth
  • reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
  • increases flexibility
  • reduces excess fluid retention
  • slows the process of varicose veins

Increases nutrients throughout the mother’s body and increased delivery valuable substances through the umbilical cord to the baby.

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage on the Unborn Baby


Your Baby is soothed, through the massage; when a mom is stressed,
those hormones also reach the baby and can lead to a baby who’s harder to soothe,
and at increased risk of colic, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. Pregnancy massage can help counteract those stress hormones, so calm mom equals calm baby.

Post-Partum Massage is a wonderful way to get your body on track after giving Birth!

Indian Pregnant WomanAbdominal massage during this time can help with pelvic floor health and digestive and bladder function. Post-natal massage sessions can also focus on reducing stress, improving circulation and reducing muscle tension and joint pain.

With the usage of specific aromatherapy oils we can also assist the body with milk production.

Post-Partum massage is highly beneficial, whether you delivered vaginally or by caesarean section.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to find our more reasons why you should schedule a massage for after giving birth to your MIRACLE Baby


The History of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage has been applied as an effective, valuable therapy during Pregnancy and Childbirth in nearly all traditional cultures for thousands of years. The origins of Pregnancy Massage date back to the beginning of the recorded use of massage. Ayurvedic Medicine, which dates back over 3000 years, has ancient texts with instructions about Massaging Pregnant Women with oils during and after Pregnancy.

Massage.2jpg2000 years ago, the title “Doula”, used today to denote a profession devoted to Care during Pregnancy, was used as a term for a Greek Slave that attended the Lady of the House during Childbirth. There is even a famous Eskimo sculpture that depicts a Woman being massaged whilst in labour.

Massage was used because the physiological effects could be readily seen; it supports and comforts the Mother’s Body during Pregnancy, can reposition the Baby if necessary during Labour, and speed Postpartum Healing after the Birthing process. Chemical drugs and medical intervention were not available options in ancient times, so natural herbs and nurturing support were given to strengthen the woman as she journeyed through her experience of giving birth to her baby.

Dr. George Engelmann, who was a professor of obstetrics in the late 19th century, wrote many articles about the positive effects of massage during pregnancies. They were published in medicals journals of the time, as he was a post graduate of Missouri Medical College, as well as a member of the American and London Gynaecological Societies. He Carol Osbornealso was a member of the pathologist Society, and a Consulting surgeon, so his studies and findings are still used today in many medical text books.

In 1980, Carol Osborne-Sheets began collaborating with a variety of professionals to revive instructional programs, and set guidelines and protocols, for pregnancy, labour, postpartum and infant massage therapies. She worked endlessly to reintroduce massage therapies to medical doctors, hospitals and prenatal nursing sisters. Her goal was that everyone involved with expecting mothers and their babies – mothers-to-be through healthcare workers – would gain valuable knowledge on the uses and benefits of maternal massage therapies and could source correctly trained professional massage specialists to have these treatments.