About Prenatal Massage
Nestle into bliss among more pillows than a princess and enjoy safe, specialized treatment for your hips, back, arms, legs and scalp. Cap it off with the foot rub you've been asking your partner for!
Our therapists all have extensive experience in prenatal massage and can answer questions regarding your personal experience and comfort level. We understand that there’s nothing more important than the health of you and your baby, so we’ve assembled some common FAQs to ease your worries and make you more better informed.
Third Trimester / weeks 27-42
1-2 massages per month until week 35
After week 36 - 1 per week (5-9 massages total)
Postpartum In Home Massage
Vaginal Birth - as soon as your ready
Cesarean-section - wait 3-6 weeks
First Trimester / weeks 1-12
Symptom based or 1 per month for relaxation and immune boosting help
Second Trimester / weeks 13-26
1-2 massages per month (4-8 massages total)
What are the benefits of pregnancy massage?
Massage has been known to help:
Enhance well being
Encourage more restful sleep
Decrease back pain
Relieve morning sickness
During your pregnancy it’s important to treat yourself gently and provide as much self-care as you can. A prenatal massage is a great way to give yourself the extra time and attention that’s desperately need in our fast-paced lives.
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I have heard not to get pregnancy massage during first trimester, is this true?
The first trimester is when you are at the highest risk for miscarriage. Many massage practitioners prefer not to give massages at this time because they do not want to take on personal risk in the event of something happening. However there is no scientific proof that massage can cause miscarriage. If you are at high risk for miscarriage a doctors release is normally recommended.
Can you use essential oils during pregnancy?
There are several a essential oils that should be avoided if you are trying to convince, pregnant, or breast feeding. A few generally safe oils when diluted are Bergamont, Chamomile German, Frankinsence, and Lavender. For more information, please check out this article: Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients
Is it true you should not massage the feet when pregnant?
This is not true! Your feet want and need the extra care when they are carrying you and the baby. However, it is true that there are acupressure points in the ankle area that should not be aggressively worked because they can cause contraction of the uterus.