Pregnancy massage, also known as prenatal massage, is a gentle relaxation massage designed just for expectant mothers.
Performed in the side-lying position with pillows for proper posturing, this massage helps relieve stress, soreness, and dysfunction caused by the continued changes that occur while baby grows. This style of massage is best suited for women beyond the first trimester of pregnancy.
My version of this massage takes place while the mother lays on her side and includes medium pressure at most; deep pressure is contraindicated for pregnant women. I use an unscented cream to avoid any side effects while I help the mother-to-be unwind and become reacquainted with her body in its current state. Available in sessions of 60 or 90 minutes, this massage is an ideal gift for the mom in your life that could use a little pampering.