Here at Lords & Ladies we see massage as essential maintenance rather than an occasional treat. Massages are among our most popular treatments and we have built up a loyal following of client who say they couldn’t be without our healing hands!
We love all of our massage treatments but there is one truly special treatment that we have the privilege of offering to ladies at an amazing time in their lives… Mama Baby Bliss pregnancy massage.
Anyone who has been pregnant will know what a truly incredible nine months it is. With many highs – from the pregnancy test to the first scan, hearing the heartbeat and deciding on potential names – there are also challenging times in any pregnancy. It can be an extremely physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging time. From the exhaustion of the first trimester when its all a big secret, raging hormones, anxiety, aches and pains, no wonder that we are seeing more and more ladies come in for some hands on, well deserved pampering. We feel thrilled to offer each lady an hour of precious ‘me-time’ – (soon to be in short supply!)
Our therapists have received advanced training from the Mama Baby Bliss team – a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 by Justina Perry. Justina created Mama Baby Bliss after suffering from post-natal depression following the birth of her first child. The company’s sole purpose is to support Mothers, babies and Mum’s to be, throughout their pregnancy and birth. We are so proud to be one of very few salons to offer this special pregnancy massage and have been doing so for a number of years. Click here to see what other support Mama Baby Bliss offer.
With 1 in 5 women experiencing mental health problems in pregnancy or the first year after birth, it is so important to talk to people about how you’re feeling and to know it is OK not to be OK. At a time when most of the focus is on your precious, growing bump, it is important to prioritise some time and space just for you. After all – your body is doing the most amazing thing it will ever do!
Massage is a holistic treatment that helps the connection between our mental and physical state and the link between you and your baby. Pregnancy massage helps to reduce stress hormones and increases the release of endorphins and oxytocin – ‘the love hormone’ – which is highly beneficial for both Mama and baby. By the time you reach the second and third trimesters you will become more aware of the changes in your body and you may be much more aware of more ailments, aches and pains. The potential headaches caused by hormones, swelling from fluid retention, back and hip pain from carrying the increasing weight of your little bundle of joy… Luckily our pregnancy massage can help with all of this!
Using specific and specially developed positioning and techniques, our massage treats the whole body, focussing on the back and hips to ease away aches and pains. We can also treat your delicate bump and finish with a stress relieving scalp massage. Our experienced therapists make sure you are safely and comfortably positioned on your side with plenty of pillows for support throughout your treatment. We allow plenty of time for you to get dressed afterwards and like to recommend that you sit in our lovely reception area to take a few moments with a soothing herbal tea before going back to the outside world !
Although we are becoming accustomed to the wonderful feedback from our ladies as they float out of the salon – hair slightly messy, a sleepy expression on their face and looking forward their next massage – the biggest compliment we can receive is when we feel a little kick of joy from the impending arrival.
Our advice… don’t leave it too late in your pregnancy to start having this special treatment. If there is ever a time to treat yourself, THIS IS IT!! Drop some hefty hints to whoever will listen and pop it on your baby shower gift list! Our gift vouchers can now be bought on our website for complete ease.
I had a challenging pregnancy with nausea and sickness from day one to birth! Although this is not something that can be cured by massage I found myself relying on my regular appointments to have something to look forward to throughout my pregnancy. The physical and mental benefits of this treatment were more than I could have imagined.
This is what one of our ladies had to say about her treatment… “I love how the massage is done while you’re on your side and I can really feel the therapist get to my problem areas, areas I didn’t even know ached! The treatment makes me feel so relaxed I even sleep better for a few days after! In lovely surroundings by staff who genuinely take care and pride.”
Depending on the birth and how you are feeding your baby, lying on your front can even be challenging after baby has arrived. This wonderful massage is amazing as a post-natal treatment with lots of our ladies preferring this option for some time after pregnancy.
Mama Baby Bliss massage is suitable from 14 weeks. Occasionally some medical conditions may mean we need a note from your midwife and unfortunately some conditions can prevent us from treating during pregnancy. Please get in contact with us if you have any questions.
We look forward to massaging you and bump soon!