What do you think of pregnancy massages?!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by SnowWhite90, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. SnowWhite90

    SnowWhite90 Well-Known Member

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    Would you like your bump to get massaged?! Im thinking of getting on of these...
    but i know how hard they usually do massages and id be afraid of hurting my baby!!

    Has anyone had one done?! How did you find it?
     
  2. redbubble

    redbubble Well-Known Member

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    Ive been thinking id love an all over body massage at the moment. Everything aches!!
    Are u in the UK? The Dove spas do pregnancy specific massage, one of them is for bumps and includes neck shoulders and back as well. I think they call it yummy tummy :)

    I am a bit worried though as you never know just how well the therapist at say a local salon is qualified in pregnancy massage.....
     
  3. SnowWhite90

    SnowWhite90 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats my fear exactly. Im in Ireland, but me and OH where thinking about going away for a few nights over the christmas, spa's in hotels usually have a "maternity"package. Im just looking up a few pregnancy massages on youtube at the minute, im nearly falling asleep just watching.... they look amazing!!
     
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    I'm not sure I would want my bump touched any more than I would want my stomach touched during massage when I was not pregnant (which is not at all). But I am thinking about getting massage for my sore shoulders and back.
     
  5. Onemoretime5

    Onemoretime5 Mother of 6 and loving it

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    I had a pregnancy massage when I was preggers with my son it was ok nothing too special, they have to be gentle with you and you are on your side the whole time. I guess its relaxing but it doesnt really do much. they dont do regular massge for pregnant women its a pregnancy massage so dont worry about them hurting the baby
     
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    My husband gave me one for my birthday and I just used three weeks or so ago. The girl didn't touch my stomach but worked on my back, shoulders and legs which are all killing me. It was wonderful. I am going to go back again this weekend or next if they have an opening.

    As for being qualified... I have a friend who's a massage therapist and she had to take a specific class and pass a test to be able to perform prenatal massage. In the US, at least, you have to be specially trained to preform them. I would imagine it is the same in Britain but you can check.
     

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