Can massage induce labor?

Can massage induce labor?

There are so many pregnancy and massage myths! I have also heard that some massage therapists won’t work on pregnant people’s feet for fear of inducing labor! The only time I won’t work on an area of the body (aside from someone not wanting massage on that area)...
Can I get a massage in the first trimester?!

Can I get a massage in the first trimester?!

Yes, you can! There is no evidence linking massage to miscarriage. I work with people that are intentionally trying to conceive, don’t know they’re pregnant yet and at every stage of pregnancy. The biggest reason I hear for people not coming in in the first trimester...
Do I have to receive abdominal massage?

Do I have to receive abdominal massage?

The short answer is no. You do not have to receive a massage on any part of your body you are not comfortable with. In my intake forms I have clients check a box for each area of the body they are wanting massage in. At each appointment extra written informed consent...
Do you have the pillow for face down prenatal massage?

Do you have the pillow for face down prenatal massage?

I actually do prenatal massage in a combination of side-lying and/or semi-reclined positioning. If you are getting a chiropractic adjustment or briefly lying down then being on your pregnant stomach doesn’t pose a risk BUT if you are in one of those massage tables...