The Do’s and Don’ts of Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage is a wonderful way to help release the stress and tension associated with pregnancy and everyday life. The decision to get this type of massage should be made with your doctor.
The Do’s and Don’ts of a Prenatal Massage
DO check with your OBGYN to confirm that prenatal massage is safe for you.
DO see a Therapeutic Kneads therapist who is certified to administer a prenatal massage.
DO get a massage from a reputable clinic like Therapeutic Kneads that does not use massage tables with cut-outs.
DO tell your Therapeutic Kneads therapist how far along you are and any relevant details about the health of you and your pregnancy.
DON’T get a massage from an inexperienced therapist at a budget spa. They are not certified to give prenatal massages.
DON’T use certain oils like oregano, peppermint, thyme, sage, and rosemary which have been known to promote uterine contraction.
DON’T get a prenatal massage if your doctor advised against it or if you are at high risk for miscarriage.
Contact the prenatal certified therapists at Therapeutic Kneads to schedule a massage.