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Old 11-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Does it have to be a "pregnancy" massage?

There are two or three prenatal massage places around here, or places that offer prenatal massage. I have heard bad things about all of them. I do have a place that I go to when I'm not pregnant and I am comfortable there, but they don't have anyone who does prenatal massage. Can I just get a massage that does neck and back while I am sitting up, and then arms, head, legs while I am reclining in the reclining chair? I know to stay away from ankles. Am I missing any pertinent info?


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Old 11-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Does it have to be a "pregnancy" massage?

Yes absolutely. They can also massage you in a sidelying position so that you can lay down. If you look at reviews and find someone really good they will know to to do and what not to do. They might have a table for pregnancy you can lay on and just get a regular massage but it would accommodate your belly.
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You'de have to call and ask if they would massage you at all while pregnant. I got 'cupping' done a couple months ago and the lady wouldn't go past my upper shoulder.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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when you call you would need to disclose that you are pregnant. Tell them want you are looking for and see if they are willing.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
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Re: Does it have to be a "pregnancy" massage?

Definitely, you just want to let them know. There are pressure points on the ankles that they will want to avoid as they can cause labor to begin if you're late in your pregnancy. (Or not avoid if you're full term...)
I would use a therapist that works as a chiropractors office, that way I can get both treatments at once.
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