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Ten do’s and don’ts while going for prenatal massage
Dos and Don’t of prenatal massages
Massage is a great way to relieve tension and stress and can be especially beneficial during pregnancy. The previous article lists what prenatal massage is and its benefits, and this article will help you to know what to keep in mind.
Areas to Avoid
Here are the areas to avoid:
Your stomach - This is probably the most obvious one. You don't want someone rubbing and kneading your stomach when pregnant.
Upper back - The ligaments in your upper back are loose during pregnancy, so it's easy for them to be injured.
The lower back - The same goes for the lower back.
Hands and feet are also sensitive areas, and you don't want your therapist to be too hard on them. Some points in your feet can induce early labor; thus, a trained massage therapist is a must for prenatal massage.
Ten do's and don'ts while going for a prenatal massage.
If you have a history of preterm labor, if you are experiencing cramps, if you are bleeding, if you have any other infections, or if you are in your first or third trimester, you should avoid prenatal massage.