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Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).

What do they do for a prenatal massage?

Benefits of prenatal massage

Research shows that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you're pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body.

When can you get a prenatal massage?

Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester. Many facilities will refuse to offer massage to a woman who is still in her first trimester because of the increased risk for miscarriage associated with the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

What is different about prenatal massage?

The goals of a prenatal massage are essentially the same as your regular massage: to help you relax, de-stress, and address any areas of tension or pain so that you leave your session feeling ease and balance in your body and mind.

Do you lay on your stomach during a prenatal massage?

Proper equipment and techniques: A pregnant woman can experience dizziness or increased blood pressure from lying on her stomach or back too long. Offices that specialize in prenatal massage usually have women lie on their sides while propped up with pillows or use tables with cut-outs where their bellies can rest.

Can a prenatal massage induce labor?

Prenatal massage can promote relaxation and reduce stress – good for both mother and baby. There is anecdotal evidence that in the late stages of pregnancy, certain pressure points on the ankles can induce labor. For this reason, reflexology is not recommended for pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy.