Are Massages Safe While Pregnant?

Are Massages Safe While Pregnant

Good news! Massages are safe to have are totally fine and safe to have during pregnancy.

In fact, massages are often what I suggest for women that are having significant back discomfort.

Be Sure To Tell Them You’re Pregnant

You will want to make sure the massage therapist knows that you’re pregnant.

Just know ahead of time that some massage facilities may not treat women who are in their first trimester. This is simply out of liability concerns because of the increased risk of miscarriage in the first twelve weeks.

The first trimester risk is simply the baseline risk of miscarriage, and has nothing to do with getting a massage.

However, you do want to make sure that they know you’re pregnant and will see you before you go.

Most massage therapists have gone through training on how to correctly treat women who are pregnant. However, it’s a good idea to make sure the massage therapist themselves is comfortable taking care of women in their pregnancy.