• pregnancy massage

    For relaxation and good health

  • Pregnancy massage has great outcomes for both mother and child. As well as providing immediate relaxation, soothing pains and improving sleep and mood there are associated outcomes for birth and babies through prenatal massage, with fewer premature births and better birth weights. Postnatal massage can ease mum's aches, give a break for needed me-time and assist with healing after birth.

  • Pregnancy & Postnatal massage

    Benefits include:

    Improved circulation

    - helping the blood flow freely through the body and providing more oxygen to both mum and child. Studies show up to 15% more oxygen after a massage.

    Soothes the nervous system

    - promoting emotional wellbeing. Serotonin and dopamine are released during massage as well as endorphins that act as natural painkillers and help with stress or depression.

    Relief from aches and pains

    - eases tense muscles in the body through soothing touch, circulation of blood and the release of endorphins.

    Better sleep

    - relaxing and feeling more comfortable in your body can help with insomnia.

    Reduced swelling

    - gentle massage can help alleviate oedema, uncomfortable swollen feet and ankles.

    Immune system boost

    - the immune system in pregnancy is complex, massage can increase seratonin levels and decrease T-cells - keeping you well.

    Feel-good hormones

    - another hormone released in massage is oxytocin, the love hormone that helps you birth and breastfeed your baby.

    Time for you

    - having space and time to adapt to pregnancy and new motherhood can be vital for peace of mind.

  • More about massage

    Pregnancy massage, postnatal massage and workshops for birth.

    A heavily pregnant woman lies on her side, ready for a massage.

    Massage for Pregnancy

    This nurturing massage takes place lying on either your front or your side, fully supported with pregnancy safe bolsters and pillows. Safety and comfort are important so you are invited to give feedback and get the experience you need. You can chose a seated massage if you prefer, or some close-to or post-dates mums prefer to use a birthing ball to lean on to help aid optimal position for birth.

    Suitable for all stages of pregnancy.


    Sessions take place in the Keyford area of Frome (free on street parking available)



    MONDAY afternoons, TUESDAYS (am / evening) WEEKENDS


    Black and white photo of Emilie Joy Rowell, a pregnancy and postnatal specialist in Somerset.


    Emilie's first training with Relaxed Birth and Parenting included learning from author of 'Shaitsu for Midwives', Suzanne Yates of Well Mother.

    She went on to study Indian Head Massage in Brighton and completed the MotherMassage® 3 day professional certification with the New York-based massage therapist and author Elaine Stillerman, who began her pioneering work with pregnancy massage in 1980.

    Nom Nom logo - Emilie is a recognised skincare NOMinee partner


    I am pleased to be partnering with Nom Nom and offering their lovely pregnancy massage oil as an option for your treatment. It’s a soothing organic oil with chamomile and frankincense, promoting calm and deep relaxation. If you would like to try any of the rest of their range of pregnancy, postnatal and baby skin care just let me know and you can pop in. It’s all gentle and effective.


    Nom Nom is an award winning, Soil Association certified organic skincare range dedicated to pregnancy and baby. The range was developed by Jayne Russell, a pre and postnatal massage and nutritional therapist, using her twenty years experience and with feedback from hundreds of new and expectant mums.


    Call 07536049097 or email to test the range.

  • Hannah, Frome

    "I had a beautiful, intricate pregnancy massage with Emilie yesterday! Probably the most relaxed I've ever been, ever."


    “Thanks for your time and lovely attention. I felt very relaxed all evening.”

    R, Brighton

    "The massage was very relaxing;
    I particularly appreciated the use of pressure to work on my tense, knotted back and shoulders."

    C - Brighton

    “Emilie was super attentive. Her level of pressure was exactly as we talked about and there was plenty of opportunity to adjust if necessary.

    A lovely massage.”

    S, Brighton

    "I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday's session, it was magical. Thank you so much!"

  • prices & BOOKING

    UPDATE - 16/3/2020

    Sadly no massages are available at the moment. Please do get in touch, there are movement and massage options coming very soon to help ease your pregnancy and help you relax.




    Book online here or contact Emilie to schedule your appointment.


    Pregnancy & Postnatal massage -


    90 minutes £55.00

    60 minutes £40.00


    Please remember that consultation is part of the appointment time.
    A longer appointment is recommended for the first session.
    Terms and Conditions are at the bottom of this page, you can amend appointments up to 24 hours in advance.


    Close to dates? If you're super close to meeting your baby please get in touch - there are some special appointments available for you.



    Perfect for pregnant or new mums to have some nurturing time for relaxation and rest.
    Please include the recipients name in the notes and we'll email you their gift certificate with a code they can redeem when they book in. Vouchers last 4 months.

  • Tiffany Field, Pregnancy and Labor Massage research - March 2010

    "Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy. Women who received massage therapy reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain.


    Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group.

    In a study of labor pain, women who received massage therapy experienced significantly less pain, and their labors were on average 3 hours shorter with less need for medication."

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course we will try and fill your place if a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 hours notice is given.

    3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.

    4. A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a the class.

    5. motherslove reserves the right to refuse admission.     

    6. motherslove reserves the right to alter the programme delivery or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond my control.

    7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond our control sessions will not be refunded.

    8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.

    9. Our timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

    10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by motherslove.

    11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

        1. All treatments provided by motherslove will last for the specified duration purchased - consultation is an important part of the treatment and will for part of the time.

        2. Treatments will only be conducted if motherslove deems the treatment safe for the client to receive.

       3. GP/Consultant permission may be required before treatments can be provided.

        4. motherslove reserves the right to terminate a treatment immediately if the client demonstrates inappropriate  behavior.
      5. Payment will be collected for the full treatment price, provided more than 10 minutes has been spent massaging the client.

       6.  If the therapist is unable to collect money before leaving, an invoice will be sent to the client’s address.

        7. All invoices must be paid within 7 days of issue date.

        8.  A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a treatment.

       9. If a cancellation is made more than 24 hours before a treatment, the client will not be charged.

       10.  If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the treatment, they will be expected to pay a cancellation fee for each hour cancelled.

       11.  The cancellation fee must be paid within 7 days of the cancellation.

        12. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment by giving 24 hours notice.

        13. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment without notice if the room or environment is unsuitable for the treatment to be provided, or if the therapist is taken ill.

        14. motherslove commits to rearranging treatments to a new time and date within two weeks of the cancelled treatment where possible.


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motherslove may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

    basic information about your baby (e.g. name / age)
    contact information including email address
    emergency contact including GP/midwife details
    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather:

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    Internal record keeping & in case of medical emergency.

    • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
    • We are obliged to keep records secure and confidentially held for 7 years.
    • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided. 
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We will NOT allow this information to be used by third parties

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Privacy matters 

When you signup for a course, workshop or massage with me I take down some personal details in order to understand your needs and to help us communicate well.

Your privacy matters to me, so this information is kept under lock and key if it’s on paper or password protected if digital. It’s a condition of my insurance that I keep records for 7 years. This website is connected to Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Acuity and Facebook. 

I do my best to ensure that services I use (e.g. Acuity) also uphold your privacy. I cannot be responsible for data breaches elsewhere, if you prefer records to be kept on paper please let me know and we can make that happen.

You are entitled to request copies of data held on you by any organisation. Simply ask and they are obliged to let you know.