Preparing for a baby can be a very exciting but sometimes anxious and stressful time; particularly, if it's taking a little longer than anticipated. This can be a very emotionally and physically exhausting time.
If you're looking at other options like IUI or IVF, body therapy treatments can provide additional support by enriching and nourishing the uterus and reproductive organs during the 2 or 3 months leading up to FET.
At Bellies & Bubs our aim is to create an understanding, calming and supportive environment.
We recommend an initial appointment, which can be booked anytime during the monthly cycle and begins with consultation and a combination of massage, reflexology, acupressure to help balance and align the body & mind; with particular emphasis on the endocrine and reproductive systems and adrenals, helping to reduce stress and encourage relaxation.
From here, a follow-up appointment would be scheduled at a specific time in the cycle, to assist with stimulating the ovaries or nourishing the uterus and of course creating a sense of calm and well-being.
Bellies & Bubs Pregnancy Massage treatments are tailored to the individual needs of each woman.
Time is taken at the beginning of each treatment to listen to; acknowledge and implement the most appropriate treatment plan.
All our pregnancy and birth treatments have the added support and comfort of our unique Pregnancy Belly Beanbag, which immediately creates comfort and relaxation for both Mum & Bub, creates good pelvic and spinal alignment.
We recommend waiting until the 2nd trimester before having a massage and preferably after your Nuchal Transclucency Scan.
Although massage is safe and beneficial for pregnancy, sometimes particular conditions of pregnancy can place more strain on already compromised organs. Please read our T's and C's and contraindications of massage before booking an appointment.
Align and balance your changing body with our popular rejuvenating and rebalancing massage treatment.
A combination of slow, flowing and soothing strokes; melts away the tension and encourages deeper relaxation.
The addition of some trigger point therapy, acupressure and gentle stretches; makes this treatment more remedial focused. This may assist with musculo-skeletal imbalances ie. sciatica, pelvic girdle and hip pain, leg cramps, restless legs and mild oedema or upper back, shoulder, rib, neck and jaw pain, sinus pressure and headaches.
If this is your first Bellies and Bubs experience, we recommend a longer treatment for your initial appointment, to discuss and address any pre-existing conditions or current health concerns.
If you have been gifted with a Voucher from the My Midwives team for either a 30 minute Mini Express massage or a 30 minute Mini Soul Mumma Foot Pamper; please book your treatment here.
You are also welcome to book a longer treatment and pay the difference. Simply select one of the other Bellies & Bubs treatments and remember to bring your voucher with you.
Did you know the feet can tell an interesting story about our personality and our health and wellbeing? Balancing energy lines can, therefore, enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and maintain wellness. A Soul Journey which focuses on the feet yet rejuvenates the body & mind.
Begin with an essential oil infused foot soak, release the toxins and impurities with a lime & coconut Himalayan salt scrub and finally a rose geranium foot massage; completes this nurturing and rejuvenating treatment.
The ultimate in nurturing an expectant Mumma.... A head-to-toe pampering, relaxing, balancing and aligning treatment.
Begin your 2 hours of bliss with a 45 minute foot soak, foot scrub and foot massage, followed by a 75 minute full body massage, tailored to your individiual needs. You will be gifted with a Secret Scent Himalayan Salt Lime & Coconut Body Scrub and your choice of one of 3 Secret Scent luxurious body creams, using only natural products and scintillating essential oils (safe for pregnancy)
The pampering doesn't end there... Finish with a beautifying shampoo, condition, hair treatment and blow dry.
When you book your appointment, you will receive immediate confirmation of your Bellies and Bubs treatment. We will get in touch as soon as possible, to confirm your hair Salon appointment.
This specialised treatment is appropriate from 28wks gestation and incorporates a Pregnancy Remedial Massage to help realign the spine, pelvis and pelvic/uterine ligaments; and therefore create a more symmetrical space within which your baby can attain optimal foetal positioning.
If baby is malpositioned ie. breech/transverse/posterior; Acupressure points are appropriately stimulated with massage and then moxibustion. Guidance and instruction on the use of Moxi at home is also provided; together with appropriate aligning and balancing stretches and positions; where applicable.
What better way to approach your baby’s ‘birth’day than with our blissful balancing, nurturing and preparatory birth treatment.
This treatment is recommended from 37 weeks, particularly if aiming for a VBAC.
Beginning with an individually tailored massage treatment to assess any structural and muscular imbalances. Applying trigger point therapy and acupressure, helps to create a symmetrical bowl for baby to access the pelvic inlet, align well in the mid-pelvis and start to efface the cervix, continuing balanced through the pelvic outlet.
Acupressure points are stimulated further with moxibustion to begin to prime the body for labour. Labour positions most appropriate for your pelvic space are also discussed; for those aiming for an active labour and birth.
Although the nature of this treatment is to stimulate the uterus and cervix, it is also calming and nurturing and therefore reduces adrenalin and helps to increase the release of oxytocin which peaks closer to 40 weeks.
As a new mum, it is so important to give yourself the opportunity to recover from your pregnancy and birth and the huge hormonal shifts that come with the sleeplessness and fatigue of those early weeks of Mothering.
Continue your Bellies & Bubs experience after your baby arrives with a nurturing, balancing and rejuvenating massage Treatment.
Choose from a 60 minute treatment that focuses on those tight and sore postural muscles of the back, shoulders, neck, scalp, jaw and arms; from carrying, nursing and feeding your baby.
Indulge yourself with that extra bit of time for a 75 minute full body aligning and balancing massage or our blissful Deluxe treatment, that combines a 30 minute mini foot pamper and 45 minute massage.
If you've had a Caesarean Birth a Soul Mumma treatment is ideal in the first 6 weeks post-surgery.
At Bellies & Bubs, you don't have to be pregnant to enjoy one of our individually tailored massage treatments. Perhaps your journey began with us prior to or during your pregnancy and continued through your early parenting days.
We aim to continue to support you way beyond those months and years.
Let go of the day-to-day stresses, worries or concerns with a balancing and aligning remedial massage or a pampering and nurturing relaxation massage. Give yourself the gift of ‘time out for you’.
Incorporating the scintillating essential oils by Secret Scent will enhance the healing effects of this rejuvenating and relaxing treatment.
This 75 minute treatment is the ideal escape. Combining a 45 minute therapeutic massage treatment with a 30 minute mini foot pamper, which includes a foot soak, a himalayan salt, coconut and lime infused foot scrub and foot massage, plus your own Secret Scent take home body cream or body scrub. Absolute Bliss!!