Are there any benefits to receiving massage therapy during pregnancy?
Here are a few common benefits to receiving massage therapy during pregnancy:
Is it safe to have massage during pregnancy?
Positioning during pregnancy massage therapy is very important and is a common question I get within my practice. As the abdomen begins to grow it needs to be supported sufficiently; there are a few options that I typically suggest depending on the patients level of comfort and safety:
- Seated on a massage chair or in a semi-reclined position on the massage table
- The sideline position, supported with pillows/bolsters or a contoured body cushion
- A customized pregnancy table [available at our Dartmouth location] or pillow that comes equipped with a cut out for the belly/breast tissue