COVID-19 UPDATE: Many groups and classes are suspended or have moved online, please check directly with individual providers for the latest updates. This section will be updated in due course as services return to normal, in the meantime there’s a handy summary here of Antenatal & Postnatal Support-May 2021.
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📌Concord House, Speculation Place, Washington, Sunderland, NE37 2AS
For any stage of pregnancy including the first trimester. Pregnancy treatments have lots of benefits: It reduces tension, eases posture issues, helps baby to grow and calms mum’s stress levels. We have specialist training to relax you, keep you and baby safe and ease your discomfort with a range of rejuvenating techniques.
You can have the option to use our pregnancy pillow system which allows you to be treated lying face down with no risk of squishing baby. All our mum-to-be clients try to take it home with them!
45 minutes: £35
Beech Grove, Blackhall Mill, Gateshead
Tel: 07866 80 60 58
Mizan massage therapy uses traditional healing techniques to improve the health of the reproductive and digestive systems. Placenta Encapsulation pills can help to heal, sustain, and strengthen your body after birth. A holistic doula service is available.
Mizan Massage Therapy (3 hours): £95
Placenta Encapsulation: from £150
Doula Services: from £1350 (includes Mizan therapy, Hypnobirthing & Placenta Encapsulation)
2 Osborne Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AA
Tel: 0191 468 2054
Pregnancy Massage can help reduce tension in your neck, shoulders and lower back, and can improve circulation, relieve nervous tension and promote relaxation. You will be carefully positioned on your side and supported using pillows, or can sit or stand if preferred. Suitable from 2nd Trimester onwards.
30 minutes: £30
45 minutes: £36
60 minutes: £42
90 minutes: £56
Tel: 0191 281 9222
City Retreat, 48 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 2AL
Carefully formulated ELEMIS treatments designed to nurture throughout each trimester. Pregnancy massage is an intuitive and relaxing massage which hydrates skin. Hands-on facials can be prescribed to suit your skin’s specific needs. A range of treatments and packages are available.
Massage (up to 1h 15min): from £69
Facial: from £36
C/o Sunderland Wall, Pallion Quay, Sunderland, SR4 6TQ
Massage is usually provided through side lying, or if it’s more comfortable seated, kneeling or standing. A range of benefits may include: lowering anxiety and stress, improving sleep patterns and reducing pain. Suitable from second trimester onwards.
30 minutes: £20
60 minutes: £35
75 minutes: £45
Birtley Boxing Club, 12 Beaconsfield Terrace, Birtley, DH3 1DN
Tel: 07552 616 177
Muscle Tone Fitness delivers personal training and fitness classes and a range of massage treatments, including pregnancy massage.
30 minutes: £20
60 minutes: £35
37 Mere Knolls Road, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 9LG
Tel: 0191 548 3388
Pregnancy massage using specifically tailored techniques with pillows for support, suitable from 14 weeks. Physiotherapy can help to ease common pregnancy related pains. A Mummy MOT is recommended from 6 weeks after delivery to assess posture, breathing, abdominal muscles and pelvic floor to prevent health complaints.
Massage: 30 mins: £25. 60 mins: £40.
Physiotherapy: Consultation: £45. Review: £33.
Mummy MOT: Assessment: £75. Review: £45.
Knowles Cottage, The Knowles, Whickham, Gateshead, NE16 4SN
Tel: 0191 488 1534
Designed for maximum comfort, the Hydratherm system helps to relieve many of the mental and physical stresses unique to the expectant mother. As you are cradled by warm water filled cushions, your therapist reaches deeply stressed areas without turning you over.
90 minutes: £74
60 minutes: £59