Should I Get a Massage During Pregnancy?

While I see this question a lot, I don’t understand why people are so skeptical. Of course, bringing a baby into this world can be a stressful process, and a massage is only going to make things better – being stressed out while you are pregnant is very unhealthy for your baby. As a matter of fact, some doctors and experts on birth would say that getting a massage during pregnancy is a wonderful idea. Now, you shouldn’t go out and get the kind where people put the entire weight of their body on your back or stomach – for obvious reasons, you’ll want to avoid that as a pregnant woman.

You should try and seek out massage clinics that offer appointments for pregnant women specifically, as they will more than likely focus on the comforting aspect of the massage. Having some soothing music play while you’re getting your back rubbed is an experience that you will never want to end, trust me on that one. If you’re a fan of foot rubs, you may as well get one of those, too! If the massage therapist that you’ve booked is a professional and holds amazing reviews (as well as a list of satisfied clients), you know that you’re going to get the most bang for your buck. Wasting money on someone that could potentially harm your unborn child isn’t ideal in any case.

Do your research and make sure you know who you’ve hired, as there are many individuals out there that would falsify their massage therapist credentials. Getting rubbed down by someone who is playing pretend masseuse isn’t my idea of a good time, and I’m sure you feel the exact same way (you do feel the same way, right?).