In the Sutter Health network, massage therapists are certified and trained in pregnancy massage, a gentle approach designed to safely ease discomfort and fatigue during pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage can help relieve common side effects as your body changes each trimester, including nausea, heartburn, back pain or swelling. This specialized massage also helps many women recover in the first months after they deliver their baby.
Pregnancy massage is designed to safely provide optimal comfort, no matter where you are in your pregnancy. Your massage therapist uses soft props and modified positioning on the massage table to create a safe and comfortable space for this gentle bodywork. Each massage session takes into consideration the demands on your body created by your stage of pregnancy, your specific needs and your health.
Before you make an appointment for pregnancy massage, check with your obstetrician. Some conditions during pregnancy require approval and close monitoring by a doctor. Your massage therapist can work with your doctor to modify your pregnancy massages in any way necessary.