Taking time for yourself during pregnancy can be uplifting emotionally. The soothing touch of massage during pregnancy allows the mommy-to-be to unwind and feel comforted from the stress her body is in due to increased weight, shifting posture and adjusting hormone levels.
This massage is done with the client lying on her side, with her head, legs and stomach supported with cushions and pillows. The therapist can then work safely on her back without creating any increased pressure.
For a portion of the session the client will be helped into a semi-reclining position with her legs elevated. This position allows the therapist to treat the rest of the body (shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, scalp), and it allows the client to experience great comfort and deep relaxation-in the safest way possible.