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03-15-2012, 03:25 PM
I was wondering if anyone here gets regular or even occassional massages while they are pregnant.

I am a licensed massage therapist and I need to take another course this year for continuing education hours. I am thinking of going for a class on pregnancy massage or infant massage.

Personally, I loved massages while I was pregnant....but I am also a massage therapist. It would be good to hear from others who are not in the industry what they think of getting massages while pregnant.

04-25-2012, 01:07 PM
I just gave birth to my lovely daughter three weeks ago. Throughout my entire pregnancy, I only had one prenatal massage (one week before giving birth!). I really wish I would have indulged more and got one at least once a month; it was so incredibly relaxing, and it was wonderful to be pampered! Plus, the health benefits are an added bonus!

I would highly suggest prenatal massages. It's going to be a while before you can truly relax after the baby is born! ;)

Jeannie Zavala
05-06-2012, 12:46 PM
I had prenatal massages about once a week! I wouldn't mind getting them everyday though :p and I agree with gourmet. It is very relaxing and soothing especially when I was swollen and stiff everywhere.

05-07-2012, 05:10 AM
I would of loved to get one but I didn't want to spend the money on it. I had awful circulation while I was pregnant and I bet a massage would have helped.

05-09-2012, 12:41 AM
Massages during pregnancy are an absolute joy. My back used to hurt so much from sitting at my desk all day and the only way I could get relief was from massaging.

Only problem is that pregnancy massages tend to be quite expensive so you can only do them once in a while.I also struggled for a while to find someone who was actually trained in doing these massages.

Don't forget to ask your partner to massage you too....its free (I hope) :)

05-09-2012, 06:28 PM
I am almost 8 months pregnant (next week we will have 8 wks left) & I haven't had a prenatal massage...yet!! My best friend, who's due date is the day before our scheduled c-section, has already had 2 & I'm so jealous!!

I've been hinting around to my husband about Mother's Day coming up & so we'll see if he gets the hint & catches on!!! ;)