Pregnancy massage is for women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant (first trimester) and is usually performed while the client is lying on their sides.
Here are some tips we collected from some of the top-rated pregnancy massage therapists on our platform:
You should try to make the client as comfortable as possible by using pillows under their head and in between their legs while they are lying on their side.
Avoid using essential oils on a pregnant client. A natural oil with no essential oils works best.
It’s best to use a lighter pressure avoiding trigger points altogether. The main purpose of this massage is for the mum-to-be to feel relaxed and pampered.
Pregnancy massage is best performed side-lying and supine, as opposed to prone since that could hurt the baby. Check before you start the massage to see if the woman is still comfortable lying on her back at all. Sometimes that can be very uncomfortable, and then you will need to do the entire massage side-lying.
Bring your own pillows to support the client. One or 2 should be placed under the head, one between the knees, and one between the ankles for optimal comfort. This may vary depending on the size of your pillows.