Pregnancy massage is a treatment focused on the changes that happen to a woman’s body during the perinatal period. The perinatal period refers to the period immediately before and after birth; generally beginning between 20 and 28 weeks of gestation and ending between the first and fourth weeks after birth.


The changes that happen to a woman’s body during pregnancy include weight gain, a change in center of gravity. Perinatal massage therapy can help identify postural imbalances to prevent back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica and foot discomfort, as well as manage the soft tissue and joint pain through massage. If swelling occurs in extremities, like hands and feet, proper massage techniques can bring relief.

Pregnancy massage therapy can also help reduce stress and anxiety, increase immunity, enhance lactation and increase prolactin production.

Simone Costa
Simone CostaRegistered Massage Therapist & Doula
Simone Costa is a registered massage therapist, birth doula and a naturopathic doctor graduate. Working as an RMT at Propel Physiotherapy, Simone can help people with pain management, stress reduction, postural imbalances, chronic conditions like headaches and low back pain, and specific injuries including strains, sprains and tendonitis. She can also help women during their perinatal period regarding pain, post-surgery recovery and stress management.


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We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our three physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke, Pickering and Peterborough. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.


“I had a traumatic brain injury and my progress has been outstanding thanks to the knowledge and encouragement of the staff in the clinic. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you can really tell they take pride in their work. I would definitely recommend this location because they produce results!”

– Michael 

“Came to Propel after dealing with a mid back issue for months. From the facilities to treatment, the whole experience was top notch. Hoong’s assessment was thorough and the treatment got me feeling better quickly. He also gave me some exercises to work on which have continued to help. Would definitely recommend!”

– Carlos

“I was injured severely 4 years ago. I have needed an abundance of physiotherapy as well as massage therapy. This clinic has given me by far the greatest and most successful care and rehabilitation to get back to my life. The staff are extremely knowledgeable in their field and not only treat you as a client but as a friend or family member.”

– Vanessa