By: Catrina Turner, Nov 28, 2013

I’m pregnant. Is massage therapy safe?

Should moms-to-be avoid massage therapy for nine months?

Typically, massage is safe for pregnancy and is quite encouraged. The first trimester an RMT will avoid abdominal work, and will work lightly on the low back. In the second and third trimester, massage is a great way to relieve aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Keeping an accurate and updated health history will help the RMT determine if massage is appropriate; in some cases a doctor’s note is required.

Catrina Turner is a Registered Massage Therapist serving the GTA. She graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College’s Advanced Standing Massage Therapy program and she has a Bachelor Degree in Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation and Leisure from Brock University. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario. Catrina has devoted herself to the health and well-being of her clients. She believes that recreation, leisure and an active lifestyle is important for maintaining good health. Catrina loves to participate in sports, her favourites being soccer and hockey.