Logging you in, please wait...

You are logged in

Log in to your account

Question: Are some massage therapies suitable for pregnant women than others?

Asked by ikjones 5 years ago

3 answers

Can you help out?

Best answer

Top Answer – As rated by the community

NightandDayMassageArts 5 years ago

Very much so!! Depending on the trimester the client is in, there are areas to avoid. Sidelining after the 2nd trimester is more comfortable for the client, using pillows or blankets. Massaging the lower back can relieve pressure of the weight of the baby, and neck and shoulder massage is used to relieve the breast weight discomfort. There are contra- indicated areas to watch for, and it is best to avoid them. I offer my new mothers a free infant massage, and teach them how to massage their new addition.

Other answers (2)

Moonwaves 5 years ago

The most important thing is that the therapist pay close attention to the client's comfort and adapt to the specific needs of the particular woman at the particular time.

Pregnant women vary so much in what positions and techniques are comfortable and effective that I would hesitate to say any particular therapy is suitable, other than "customized massage".

Pregnant women need massage therapists that listen and adapt to their needs. And have a lot of pillows. Massaging pregnant women is very rewarding - each massage is a unique and creative challenge and a good massage does the pregnant client a lot of good.

EmeryMassageandBodywork 5 years ago

Only after the first trimester and with doctor recommendation.
Swedish massage is best, deep massage can cause miscarrige if used in low back, avoid the ankles and hot stone is not good for baby, to much heat.

Related Offers

Afternoon Tea Spa Day View
54% OFF

For You with Love Spa Day at The Spa

St Helier, Channel Islands
For You with Love Spa Day View
ESPA Holistic Back, Face and Scalp Treatment View
Holistic Total Body Care Treatment View
Indulgent Afternoon Tea Spa Day for Two View

Ultimate Indulgence Spa Day at The Spa

St Helier, Channel Islands
Ultimate Indulgence Spa Day View

One Night Classic Spa Break at The Spa

St Helier, Channel Islands
One Night Classic Spa Break View
One Night Rebalancing Spa Break View
Chocolate Massage View
Time for Indulgence Spa Day View
41% OFF

Rejuvenate Spa Day at Spa Naturel Fitness

Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Rejuvenate Spa Day View
43% OFF
Time for Me Spa Day View
35% OFF

Best Man Spa Day at Spa Naturel Fitness

Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Best Man Spa Day View
25% OFF
My Spa Day of Relaxation View
Essentail Back & Shoulder Massage View
Madagascar Escape Massage View

Chocolate Massage at The Bannatyne Spa Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands County
Chocolate Massage View