Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get massage?
How often you receive massage therapy is often dependent on you and your personal goals and desired results. If just for relaxation and maintenance, once or twice a month may be sufficient. If you are seeking massage for injury rehabilitation or for targeting a certain area that is causing specific discomfort, once a week or every other week may be more beneficial for you. We will work with you to decide the best plan on helping to meet your individual needs!
Are there any potential risks with receiving pregnancy massage?
To properly address any possible risks with Pre and Perinatal massage therapy, it is best to work closely with your prenatal care provider and seek care from specially certified and trained Prenatal massage professionals.

NOTE: It is important to seek care from a certified prenatal massage therapist.  Certified therapists have received training beyond the national standards for massage therapists and know how to address specific pregnancy and massage needs. They are aware of how to position you safely and prevent strain to the uterine ligaments. They are also able to watch for symptoms of blood clots and varicose veins.

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Can I receive massage throughout my entire pregnancy?
Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second or third trimester. Typically we will not offer massage to a woman who is still in her first trimester because of the increased risk for miscarriage already associated with the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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What is the difference between pregnancy massage and regular massage?
The main difference between pregnancy massage and a regular massage is the positioning. With pregnancy, the therapist will usually have you in a side-lying or semi-reclined position. There are a few areas we may avoid to help reduce risk of preterm labor or blood clotting risks, but as a whole you can still safely receive a full body massage and feel at ease that you and your baby are being well taken care of.
Can I still receive massage if I am a high risk pregnancy?
High risk pregnancies are taken on a case by case basis. We always advise a doctors note for release. If we have that, along with open communication, we are happy to work with you and your other care providers throughout your pregnancy to do what we can within safe parameters and precautions.
What do I look for in a professional massage therapist?
When looking for a professional massage therapist, it is important to verify their certification and licensure within the state they are working. It is also important they carry liability insurance and operate in a appropriate manner at all times.

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