Prenatal Massage update!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

She probably didn’t really do your feet because that can stimulate labor.

Post # 4
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2804 posts
Sugar bee

Apparently there are trigger points around your ankles that can induce labor. During a prenatal massage they massaged my feet but stayed away from my ankles. I have a gift card to Massage Envy, can’t wait to go use it!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

eecuadrado:  What an awesome thing for your husband to do for you!  I think I’m going to have to book a pre-natal massage for myself soon 🙂

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When I got a prenatal massage, they had a special cushion with a gap so I could lay on my belly!  It took all that awful weight and achiness off my hips.  Honestly, I would have been happy just lying there, it was such a relief.  The massage was secondary!

Post # 10
cherrypieBee
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

There are pressure points on the feet, hands, ankles, and neck that can be used for labor induction. Howwever, you have to put pretty intense, direct pressure on the acupressure point and maintain it to trigger and continue contractions. A stroking massage over any of those places isn’t going to put you into labor at all. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

eecuadrado:  Did she rub your calves? Rubbing your feet won’t  necessarily reduce swelling but rubbing your calfs might get the blood flowing. And yes there are pressure points in your ankles that can induce labor but they know how to avoid those.

Glad you enjoyed it! The first one I did i was totally creeped out by the guy and felt really exposed. I asked for someone else the second time and love her, she’s a 4 time mom and I’ve been seeing her ever since the beginning.

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