Prenatal Massage

There are two common myths in regards to prenatal massage therapy. The first being that massage is dangerous during the first trimester. This is false. Not only does The American Pregnancy Association recommend first trimester massage, but clinical studies have shown that first trimester massage boasts numerous benefits such as:

— alleviating pain in the neck, back, hips, legs, and feet

— improving circulation

— reducing stress and cortisol

— easing insomnia

The second myth says that pregnant women can only receive light to medium pressure during a prenatal massage. Again, false. Barring any abnormal health issues, deep pressure can be used throughout the entire pregnancy without any heightened risk of miscarriage. As most prenatal clients will concur, firm and deep pressure are valued and appreciated during a pregnancy. We agree and we act accordingly.