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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Kelz22, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Kelz22

    Kelz22 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering can we get massages when pregnant?And if so what sort can you get and with what oils are safe etc?I was going to book myself in for one in a few weeks time maybe.Also would it not harm LO laying on your belly?Thanks.xxx
     
  2. Bee70

    Bee70 Well-Known Member

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    hi,
    you can have a massage but you can only have certain ones. I'm fairly sure most places won't do any body, but some do. I think you either sit up or lie on your side for them, unless they have a special pregnancy bench (with bump hole). most places are happy to do face massages. There are a lot of oils you aren't allowed to use, and the ones you can use have to be dilated further (1%) than usual. I think I have a list of the oils you are allowed somewhere if you want to know?
    HTH
     
  3. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    make sure whoever is doing your massage is trained in dong massages on pregnant women - we have a fabulous spa here specifically for pregnant women, and they do everything.. facials, back massage, pedicures (also needs to be done by someone who is trained specifically) they have tables set up properly so there's no pressure on your belly.
     
  4. Kelz22

    Kelz22 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah hun that would be great :D xxx
     
  5. Bee70

    Bee70 Well-Known Member

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    ok, well from 20 weeks is:
    benzoin, ginger, mandarin, sandalwood, petigrain, lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange,eucalyptus, rosewood, lime, tangerine, tea tree, ylang ylang.
    from 28 weeks:
    bergamot, geranium, neroli, roman camomile, cypress, lavender, frankinscence
    from 37 weeks (utertonic):
    clary sage, rose, jasmine

    big list, but i think all inclusive, so if its not there, dont use it. Also, pregnancy skill reacts differently, as you've probably found out, so test a bit first
     
  6. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    Definitely go to a pre-natal massage specialist... I have one locally and she is FABULOUS! :thumbup:

    Ask around for recommendations - I got recommendations from my pre-natal yoga class (both the teacher and other class attendees who had used this massage therapist...).

    QT
     
  7. Kelz22

    Kelz22 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you hun :D Il write that list down and bring it with me.xxx
     
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    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    If you use a proper pre-natal specialist, they should know what they are doing...

    Good luck and enjoy :cloud9:

    QT
     
  9. jmac

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    I went for a Clarins Blissful Beginnings massage last week that was just great. As everyone else has said, make sure the therapist knows what they are doing and are properly trained etc.
     

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