Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful complement to prenatal care. Prenatal massage is encouraged during any stage of your pregnancy, and features special accommodations to ensure your safety, comfort, and relaxation.
Prenatal massage has been shown to:
What does Prenatal Massage look like?
You will be positioned on your side on the massage table with supportive pillows. This comfortable position is safest for both you and the baby as it avoids compression of the vena cava. Compression of the vena cava could lower the mother's blood pressure or reduce circulation to mother and baby.
Cautions Involving Prenatal Massage: