Your shoulders are tight, your lower back is achy, your hips are tense, your legs are heavy, and all you long for is release from it all. This can happen on a regular basis, and when you’re pregnant, every feeling seems multiplied. Somewhere in the back of your mind you recall seeing an ad for prenatal massage, and boy does that sound dreamy. So, you crowdsource your local friends on social media to ask for prenatal massage practitioner recommendations, and a few come through. You check out their websites, but aren’t sure how you can know if they provide safe prenatal massages. You wonder what to look out for.
Here are tips about what’s okay with prenatal massage, and what’s not.
We hope that you can find the safest, most enjoyable forms of relief from some of the muscle tension common in pregnancy, and we wish you a healthy pregnancy and birth.