The body adapts in so many ways during pregnancy. Release of hormones lead to looser ligaments and in turn joints, plus major accommodations occur in the spine for weight distribution. Because of this muscles in the pelvic/lumbar region tighten and lower extremities swell up. Massage can act as an intervention to aid sore muscles but also combat pelvic inflammation and sciatic symptoms that can make it unbearable to walk.

“I initially went to Harriet as she came highly recommended to do pregnancy massage. My first session was a bit of a surprise as I had only ever had beauty massages before. Harriet not only massaged my aches and pains but was able to find the root of the problem and focus on different pressure points!”. Catharine Wright

Massage is not performed during the first trimester due to vulnerabilities and never on the abdominal area. A side lying posture is adopted with cushioning, swapping sides half way through the treatment.

Harriet says “I worked on a client in labour who still wanted to continue with her booked appointment (bored after 3 days of contractions!). The next day I will never forget when the tears started flowing as I received a text in the supermarket to say thank you for helping as Lily had been born that evening. It still makes me well up now!”

Appointments are available: Monday 1pm-5pm, Wednesday 1pm-4pm and Thursday 1-4pm

Cost : £50 for 60 mins

A 48 hour notice period for cancellation is required.

Post Natal includes the six week period after giving birth.

I have been involved in Sports & Remedial Massage since 2003, working as the lead therapist at Northern Ballet as well as with rehabilitating triathletes after injury. I have my own private practice and tutor Sports & Remedial Massage courses at the University of Leeds as well as Deep Tissue Massage workshops here at Yoga Kula. Combining training and massage satisfies my desire to help other people through pain.