Maternal massages are generally considered safe after the first trimester. We advise you speak to your practitioner to get the green-light before your treatments, as well as letting your massage therapist know you are pregnant.
Research shows that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you’re pregnant, as well as keeping your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body. Pregnancy massage can also help reconnect your mind with your body.
This massage is used to reduce swelling in the arms and legs, relieve muscle and joint pain, and reduce stress in pregnant women. Massage in pregnancy can involve many different, usually gentle, techniques.