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Pregnancy Massage Islington – with City Sports Massage


As part of our mission to deliver pain-relieving pregnancy massage in London, we run pre-natal massage team workshops at our Islington massage location.

We know that pregnant soon-to-be Mums suffer from backache – specifically lower back pain, tight glutes, tight hip flexors, sore shoulders, swollen ankles and tight chests. But we’ve noticed that many find it difficult to get a massage in London that will address these issues. All too often we hear that massage therapists would not go deep enough.

As experienced massage therapists, we know it’s important to be safe, and communicate well with our pregnant, or post-partum massage therapy clients. Comfort and safety are of utmost importance! But crucially, we also know how to listen carefully and to safely deliver what our clients request.

You can see some shots here of a team workshop for City Sports Massage Islington this April. Whether our therapists have done these workshops before or not, we like to continually hone our skills to make sure we’ve got it just right. Although we train in Islington, our therapists go on to practice at all of our City Sports Massage London locations.

The pregnant ‘client’ in the shots is City Sports Massage’s very own Becky. She’s worked with us as a massage therapist and staff trainer since the company began. As this is her second pregnancy – she is an ideal position to offer feedback and instruction. Though as you can see from the photo’s here – most of the feedback in this particular workshop was silent smiles!

Pregnancy massage in Islington London

City Sports Massage London therapists Ade and Claire work on massage therapist and pregnancy massage specialist Becky, who is pregnant.

Pregnancy massage in Islington London

City Sports Massage London's Principal massage therapist Jon illustrates a massage technique to Ade and Claire, as they work on massage therapist and pregnancy massage specialist Becky, who is heavily pregnant.

Pregnancy massage in Islington London

City Sports Massage London therapist Claire gives pregnant pregnancy massage specialist Becky a massage! Here you can see Claire relieving the pressure and weight of Becky's bump.

Pregnancy massage in Islington London

City Sports Massage London therapist Ade gives pregnant pregnancy massage therapist Becky a massage! Here you can see Ade relieving the pressure and weight of Becky's bump.

Pregnancy massage in Islington London

City Sports Massage London therapist Ade gives pregnant pregnancy massage therapist Becky a massage! Here you can see Ade feeling Becky's baby kicking away! It was a very special and exciting moment for everyone present!

© Jon Gee 2013Jon Gee is the founder of City Sports Massage, a team of sports massage therapists based in London who combine deep-tissue massage therapy with stress-reduction and body-awareness techniques. Jon’s articles have been published in the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. He specialises in teaching postgraduate sports massage therapists advanced intuitive massage skills through the application of his mindfulness-based approach. Jon’s work teaching therapists enables them to teach their clients how to develop their own pain relieving, body awareness skills.