What side do you lay on for a pregnancy massage?
To ensure the safety and comfort of both mother and baby you will start lying on your left hand side with your head on a firm pillow. This will keep your head and neck in alignment.
Can you lay on stomach for prenatal massage?
As long as you are comfortable, laying on your stomach during a massage will not hurt your baby.
What areas should be avoided during pregnancy massage?
Certain parts of your feet and lower legs become “switches” during pregnancy, being able to trigger reactions regarding your pregnancy. The 3 spots on the legs to be avoided are: the reflexology areas around the ankles, SP6 acupressure point, urinary bladder 60, and urinary bladder 67.
Is massage allowed in pregnancy?
The American Pregnancy Association says that women can begin massage at any point during a pregnancy. However, many prenatal massage therapists will not accept clients until the second trimester of pregnancy.
Can you get a Swedish massage while pregnant?
Swedish Massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.
What do I wear to a prenatal massage?
Pregnancy massage can be performed with as much or as little clothing as you’re comfortable wearing – it’s always a personal decision. Usually we recommend that you keep underwear on, and we use towels for coverage so only the parts that are being massaged are exposed.
Can I get a pedicure while pregnant?
MYTH: Manicures, pedicures, and nail polish are unsafe while pregnant. Manicures and pedicures are perfectly safe for both you and your baby! Your pregnancy hormones will cause your nails to grow longer and stronger, so why not take advantage?