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.
Information and resources gathered from www.americanpregnancy.org
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.
Information from www.americanpregnancy.org