By: Nov 28, 2013
  Question

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.