A maternity massage is obviously just a massage that is performed on a women when she is pregnant, but there are certain things that differ about a treatment during pregnancy compared to a regular one apart from this. In this article I’ll be talking about some of the safety issues concerning a pregnancy massage as well as what you can expect when getting one.
Depending on how far along the mother is the style of treatment may also change. However in most cases the mother must be positioned in a way that she is supported throughout the massage as this will help to keep her safe.
A big difference between regular and pre-natal massage is that deep tissue techniques should not be used. Some other techniques are not advisable, and you should only go to a massage therapist who has experience in massaging pregnant women. The therapist should not only have experience but also a qualification in pregnancy massage.
A lot of maternity massage therapists recommend that you should not receive a massage in the first trimester for safety reasons. If you are worried about having a massage you should always talk to your doctor first who will be able to advise you on whether it is safe for you. You should never take any risks with your baby when it comes to a pregnancy massage because if it is performed correctly it can cause very real problems for your baby and you. Never get a pregnancy massage with a therapist who has not been specially trained as this could do more harm than good.