Prenatal Massage in Santa Monica

About Prenatal Massage    

Relax and let us take care all of aches and pains expecting moms endure!

60 minutes $125
75 minutes $145
90 minutes $185

Frequently Asked Questions

How many weeks pregnant can you get a massage?

Pregnancy massages are typically safe after the first trimester, which is after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It’s advised to wait until this point because the risk of miscarriage is higher during the first trimester. Always consult with a healthcare provider before getting a massage during pregnancy.

What is the difference between a prenatal massage and a regular massage?

Prenatal massages are specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. They focus on relieving pregnancy-related discomforts like back pain, leg swelling, and stress. Regular massages aren’t customized for pregnancy and may involve techniques and positions that aren’t safe or comfortable for pregnant women.

What areas should be avoided during prenatal massage?

During prenatal massage, areas to avoid include the abdomen, certain pressure points in the wrists and ankles that can stimulate pelvic muscles, and deep tissue work in the legs to prevent triggering contractions or affecting blood flow. Gentle massage is recommended to ensure safety and comfort.

Do you lay on your stomach for a prenatal massage?

Pregnant women typically do not lay on their stomachs for prenatal massages, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. Specialized tables with a cutout for the belly or positioning with pillows for side-lying or semi-reclined postures are commonly used to ensure comfort and safety.

Is a prenatal massage full body?

A prenatal massage can be a full-body massage, tailored to the specific needs and comfort levels of the pregnant woman. It usually focuses on areas most affected by pregnancy, like the back, legs, and feet, while avoiding sensitive areas and ensuring the utmost safety and comfort.

What gets massaged during a prenatal massage?

During a prenatal massage, focus areas typically include the back, neck, shoulders, legs, and feet. These areas are often impacted by the physical changes of pregnancy. The intensity and areas of focus can be adjusted based on personal comfort and stage of pregnancy.

Do prenatal massages help with birth?

Prenatal massages can help with the birth process by reducing stress, improving circulation, decreasing swelling, and relieving aches and pains. While they don’t directly induce labor, they can promote overall well-being and relaxation, which can be beneficial during childbirth.

What happens at your first prenatal massage?

At your first prenatal massage, the therapist will typically discuss your medical history, pregnancy details, and any areas of discomfort. They will explain the process, the positioning for the massage, and the areas they will focus on. The massage will be tailored to your comfort and pregnancy stage, ensuring safety and relaxation.

[Total: 7 Average: 4.7]