Massage when pregnant?

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Sunspeckle Posts: 437
I got a gift of a massage. Either hot stone or Swedish. I'd booked it next weekend before I knew I was pregnant!! I'd be nearly 6 weeks. Is it safe? If there is ant doubt I'll cancel it. All advice appreciated ladies. I've had a look on line and some say its a no no, others say its ok?!
amthee Posts: 688
You will need to cancel your massage. You can get a pregnancy massage from either 12,13 or 14 weeks. I can't remember the exact week. I've had a few and they were great but I would phone ahead to explain you can't make the appointment tell them your pregnant and they will change the expiry date for your voucher. Best of luck!
CherylC Posts: 1071
Unfortunately its not recommended in the first trimester. You could get a specific pregnancy massage in the 2nd or 3rd trimester instead if you prefer. Or if you want to go on that date - maybe you could switch it for somethine like a manicure?
von2008 Posts: 207
I have a friend who specialises in pregnancy massage and have had massages from her during pregnancy. She said there a few points that the masseuse has to avoid; the ankles, the calves and a pressure point around you neck as these can cause the body to go into labour / to miscarry. I would just schedule it for later and get someone that has studied pregnancy massage.
Sunspeckle Posts: 437
hey, I've cancelled the massage and she is going to extend my voucher until next year :) Thanks for all the advice