Massage after the 1st trimester is wonderful and can really help to get mom through her pregnancy. Whether you just need some 'me time', pampering, relief from back pain, or tired legs and feet, massage is to the rescue. This massage is more relaxation oriented. Too much deep work could release metabolic wastes in the muscles that would not be healthy for the baby. Safe, soothing massage can benefit the baby by relaxing the mother, creating a calm environment.
Pregnancy massage should be performed by a trained massage therapist. This type of massage requires certain positioning and avoidance of specific acupressure points to assure the health and well being of both the mother and baby.
Bridget Wickstrom at Life Balance Therapeutic Massage is fully certified in pregnancy massage.