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Indulge in our premium Pregnancy and Postpartum massage experiences, expertly curated by our skilled and certified therapist Charlène- who is also a qualified Midwife. Elevate your journey through pregnancy and early parenthood with massages tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

For Pregnancy:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Pain Relief
  • Improved Circulation
  • Emotional Support
  • Better Sleep
  • Preparation for Labour

For Postpartum:

  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
  • Pain Relief
  • Hormone Regulation
  • Scar Tissue Management
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
  • Time for Self-Care

Cost: €120 , appointment including consultation lasts 120 minutes.

About your Massage Therapist:

Charlène grew up in Brittany in France. I have always been attracted by the feminine power and especially  the magical stage of  giving birth. I graduated as a midwife in 2020 and had an experience of over two and half years of midwifery at Necker Maternity Hospital in the the labor room,  the antenatal and the postnatal units, one of France’s largest maternity hospital  in Paris.  

I started my maternity massage journey in January 2024 and choose the Californian  massage for its wide and lovely benefits. It can perfectly be adapted by some  variations to pregnant women and women who have just given birth. Before  joining the Ask The Midwife team, I was living on Dingle Peninsula and was  offering Californian massages for the women of the local community. It was an  evidence that practicing massage is a real passion and a complement to the  midwife I am. 


What to expect at your massage:

  • Before :Time to share your story, what brings you here, your emotional and  physical state of the day. Everything is flexible and I will adapt the practice  according to what you need and what you are comfortable with.  
  • Some Questions before your massage: Any injuries, any areas where you would not like a massage
  • You will be covered by a towel, a warm blanket and an eye pillow - The massage oil used is organic and odourless. Towels will be there for you to  remove any oil left if you need.
  •  During the massage session, there is room for movements, adjustments,  questions if you wish, there will be relaxing music playing



What happens if I fell asleep or if I feel very emotional during or after the massage?  

It is very common for people to fall asleep during the massage and this poses  no problems for the massage itself. Halfway through the massage, I will simply  invite you to turn over onto your back to continue the massage on the front part.  The benefits of the massage will be well integrated and this is also a sign that  you are letting go and need to rest. 

Similarly, after a massage it is quite common to be very emotional and even to  cry. This session is your time to yourself, to relax and release. All emotions are  therefore welcome, and you can feel totally at ease and comfortable in this  space dedicated to your well-being.  

What happens if I need to move because I have a cramps or if I need to blow my nose? 

Before, during or at the end of the massage, feel free to move when you feel the need to, as certain positions or manoeuvres can trigger movement in some  people (itching, cramps, discomfort, etc.). Being uncomfortable can prevent the  body and especially the mind from letting go, so it's important to listen to your  needs. I'm here for you and to help you enjoy an experience that will bring you  the well-being you're looking for. 

When is is safe to book a postnatal massage? 

After giving birth, all normal activities should be gradually resumed at the new mother's own pace. Post-natal massage is no exception to this rule. There is no  minimum or maximum period of time during which you should avoid having a  massage after giving birth. 

As soon as you are able to lie on your stomach without discomfort, you can  book a post-natal massage. If you gave birth by caesarean section, we advise  you to wait until the wound has healed properly. However, we can do the  massage and exclude the tummy massage if you wish.  

Once again, everything is adjustable.


Contradictions to Pregnancy or Postnatal Massage

Cardio-vascular issues

Serious metaolic disease (severe anaemia, acute leukaemia, kidney or liver failure, cirrhosis of the liver, etc.)


Major surgery (with general or epidural anaesthesia). Extraction of wisdom teeth

Non-contagious febrile conditions


Contraindications to local massage :

Painful or oozing skin lesions Inflamed areas

Varicose veins Warts

Open wounds, injuries, fresh scars, bruises, contusions. Unknown tumour or lump.

Contraindications to Prenatal massage:

It is not advised to get massaged before the 4th month.

Contraindications from the 4th month:

  • High-risk pregnancy, if there is threat of premature delivery
  • Heavy watery or bloody vaginal discharge
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • High blood pressure not controlled by medication
  • Sudden and violent headaches,
  • Recent injury or surgery
  • Recent organ transplant

Contraindications to Postnatal massage:

  • Phlebitis
  • Contagious diseases
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Hypertension
  • Poor healing after caesarean section

Please ask your midwife or doctor if you have any doubts.