When should you not get a massage when pregnant?

Is it OK to get a massage if you’re pregnant?

Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester. Many facilities will refuse to offer massage to a woman who is still in her first trimester because of the increased risk for miscarriage associated with the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Where should you not massage when pregnant?

Experts stay safe by avoiding pressure points associated with the pelvis, wrists, hands, and ankles. Due to the risk of blood clots during pregnancy it is also important to avoid deep tissue massage in the legs.

Why can you not have a massage when pregnant?

Because your blood volume increases when you’re pregnant, blood flow in your legs can slow down, making you prone to clots. So deep tissue massage on your legs could dislodge a clot. Pressure points.

Can a massage cause miscarriage?

Many massage therapists won’t give pregnancy massages during the first trimester. The reason is the potential for miscarriage. Some pregnancy massage experts argue that pregnancy massage doesn’t, in itself, cause miscarriage, but no research has been done to show a link between a massage and a miscarriage.

Can you have a full body massage in early pregnancy?

Massage in pregnancy

Massage should be relaxing and soothing and any deep tissue work avoided. Any massage in the first trimester should avoid the abdomen. A trained therapist will know how to best position pregnant women for massage, often offering additional support and cushioning to the body.

IT IS INTERESTING:  Is it sanitary to wash cloth diapers in washer?

Can you lay on your stomach for a massage while pregnant?

Can I lay on my stomach during a massage? As long as you are comfortable, laying on your stomach during a massage will not hurt your baby.

What pressure points should be avoided during pregnancy?

Answer: Every woman is different, and so is how their body reacts to massage during pregnancy. If your body is particularly sensitive and can be easily stimulated, you should avoid massaging pressure points like 3 fingers above your ankles and the area between your thumb and forefinger.