What massage is safe during pregnancy?
Prenatal massage is highly recommended for pregnant women. It is very effective in easing accumulated emotional and physical stresses of pregnancy. It helps to decrease swelling, and relieves aches and pains, and promote relaxation. A massage therapist with specialized training is experienced in effectively positioning and supporting the woman’s body during the massage and knows when to make technique adjustments and when to avoid certain areas and techniques at specific stages of pregnancy. The recipient often lies on her side during the massage. A special table is often provided to ensure that the pregnant woman is comfortable and safe through the massage.