I’ve come to appreciate prenatal massages so much more now that I am on the receiving end. Massaging during my pregnancy hasn’t been all that bad, I just get a little more tired at the end of the day. Massage therapy and acupuncture together have helped me stay loose so that I can keep working on my clients.
I thoroughly enjoy working on my pregnant clients though. There is just something very special about being able to work on someone who is pregnant. They have great energy and it’s just a great feeling being able to help them. There are so many benefits to receiving body work when you are expecting. Your body goes through so many changes so quickly. Massage therapy is there to offer relief. My clients are always happy to have someone rub their backs for them. Most women enjoy medium to deep pressure. Every now and then I will do a Swedish massage, but deep tissue is requested most often.
Prenatal massage is great for sore necks and shoulders. I’ve also been taught really great techniques to release pressure from the mother’s lower back and hips. Some mothers may suffer from hemorrhoids. There is a technique that is non-invasive, that can help with those. When you reach your due date I am also able to help you with some of the labor points. It can help induce some women. This does not work for everyone, especially first time mothers. Your baby will choose its birth date. You have to allow your baby to come when he/she is ready, as long as there are no complications for either mother or child.
There are some truly wonderful prenatal massage therapists in Greenville, SC. I advise you to use caution and to make sure that your therapist has taken an extensive course in prenatal massage therapy. If you are suffering from pre-eclampsia please do not go for a massage, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Make sure you tell your therapist about any complications you have experienced during your pregnancy. Some therapists may choose not to work on you if you are high-risk. In those cases, a doctors note may be required. We want the best for you and your baby, so please don’t be offended if you are denied massage therapy or asked for a permission slip.
It’s also important to know that massage therapy cannot cause a miscarriage. This is merely a myth. Some therapists may prefer to wait until you are in your second trimester before they will work on you. What happens is that the massage allows your body to relax. When your body is in relaxation mode, it may allow the miscarriage to happen sooner. Either way, the miscarriage will happen. When your body is relaxed, it’s able to let go and that is when the miscarriage happens. Massage therapists are there to help you, not harm you. If you had a difficult time getting pregnant, then I would advise you to wait until you reach 14 weeks before you receive any type of body work.
Prenatal massages make great gifts for expecting moms. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at any time!
I hope that all is well in your world!