How often should you have a pregnancy massage?

How often should you have a pregnancy massage | Pregnancy Massage Surrey

How Often Should you Have a Pregnancy Massage?

One of the questions I get asked regularly is how often you should get a massage during pregnancy. In my practice, I see Mum’s to be after her 12th-week scan and recommend they receive one 4 weeks later until she delivers which will work out as about 10 massages in total – this means it can vary from person to person so there isn’t an exact answer but something like once every four or six weeks would help keep everything running smoothly without being too much!

As you approach the end of your pregnancy, many new changes will be taking place in both your body and baby. The most noticeable change is probably that now-bigger belly! This means more strain on ligaments throughout the lower back which can cause aching or stiffness as well as possible sciatic symptoms.

Also, around this time breasts start getting bigger and heavier too–so our upper backs may experience soreness due to long stretches with heavy breast tissue pulling at muscles there (and we all know how uncomfortable THAT feels!). Remember these bumps are totally worth it for those precious moments when holding them close after they’re born…

You might be suffering from pelvic girdle pain, oedema or cramping. An occasional massage can help alleviate any pain and reduce the swelling in your body.

But for general well-being, here is a list of when I recommend having a pregnancy massage as rough guidance only:

  • Week 12
  • Week 16
  • Week 20
  • Week 24
  • Week 25/26
  • Week 30
  • Week 35
  • Week 36
  • Week 37
  • Week 38
  • Week 39
  • Week 40+

Hope this helps, and if you have any other questions about pregnancy or massage, please leave them in the comments below, and I will blog about it.

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