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  • Aaron Cygnarowicz

Can You Get A Massage While Pregnant?

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Massage can be beneficial during pregnancy, but it is important to make sure that you receive it from a trained and qualified prenatal massage therapist who understands the specific needs and safety precautions associated with pregnancy.

A pregnant woman sitting crossed legged on the floor.

Some benefits of massage while pregnant can include:

  1. Reducing stress and promoting relaxation: Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and massage can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

  2. Relieving muscle tension and soreness: As your body changes and grows during pregnancy, it can put strain on your muscles and cause discomfort. Massage can help to relieve muscle tension and soreness.

  3. Improving circulation: Massage can help to improve blood and lymphatic circulation, which can reduce swelling and improve overall health.

  4. Decreasing pain: Massage can help to reduce back pain, headaches, and other types of pregnancy-related pain.

However, there are some types of massage that should be avoided during pregnancy, such as deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and certain pressure points that can trigger contractions. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider and a qualified prenatal massage therapist before receiving a massage during pregnancy. They can help you determine what types of massage are safe for you and your developing baby.

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