Breathe Spa is proud to offer prenatal massage for expecting mothers in our community. Massage is not only an excellent way to relax and relieve the tension in your body brought on by pregnancy, but it has also been thought to help shorten labor and aid in the recovery of your body after birth. We customize all prenatal massages to accommodate the needs and the comfort of the mom-to-be.
Packages we offer are for 60 or 90-minute massages in bundles of three or six. Packages can be purchased as a gift or simply for your own healthcare routine. Any massages not used during pregnancy will roll over after the baby is born. Most women are required to wait six weeks after birth before they are cleared for bodywork, so be sure to check with your doctor before continuing massage therapy.
Common Questions on Massage Therapy and Pregnancy
When can I start receiving prenatal massages?
Prenatal massage can begin on the 13th week or at the beginning of the second trimester.
When do I need to stop receiving prenatal massages?
Prenatal massage can be performed up until the due date.
How often can I receive prenatal massages?
Every woman’s needs will be different, but massage is safe to receive on a daily basis.
Are there any medical conditions that could prevent me from receiving a prenatal massage?
Women who have recently experienced bleeding, pre-term contractions, or have any of the following conditions should speak with a healthcare provider prior to receiving a massage. Having one of the following may prevent you from receiving prenatal massage:
- High-risk pregnancy
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)Preeclampsia
- Previous pre-term labor
- Recently gave birth
- DVT or blood clot
- Experiencing severe swelling, high blood pressure, or sudden, severe headaches
Where can I go to learn more about massages and pregnancy?
We recommend learning more by visiting this article on webmd.com.
What We Use
We utilize Earth Light pregnancy pillows which are designed to take the pressure off of the abdomen. This allows mom to comfortably lay face down and provides our therapists with full access to the low back, hips, and legs. If the pillow proves to be uncomfortable, we are able to switch to lying on your side.