(Closed) I know I’m probably being dumb but I have a question

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would call your doctor for advice but I think you’ll be fine. I just got a neck/shoulder/head massage at my last hair appointment and haven’t experienced any negative effects- but I’m also in my second tri. 🙂

Post # 5
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t see why there would be any issue with the head/neck massage.

Post # 7
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@mandb122: In reality, I think massages are low on the totem pole for causing MC.

Post # 8
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have my massage license.  The head and neck massage should be fine.  You want to avoid foot or hand reflexology done by a therapist.  Just normal foot/hand/neck/shoulder is fine.  Just tell your stylist you are pregnant and they may want to use a little lighter pressure since you could be more sensitive.  You may want to skip the oils though, if they are true full strength essential oils some can be dangerous during pregnancy. Relax and enjoy!

Post # 9
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is the time you should step away from the internet. If I can’t get a shoulder massage while pregnant I’m rethinking babies altogether.

Post # 12
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a full-body, prenatal massage at 15 weeks and it didn’t cause any problems – I just felt great afterwards.  The parts that need to be avoided during a massage are around the feet (between the ankle and heel), since massaging that area is thought to trigger labor.  (The rest of the body is just fine 🙂 )

Post # 13
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had a full body massage at 11 weeks with no issue, but my prenatal masseuse did use unscented lotion. So definitely go unscented at the salon (esp. because Aveda products can get overpowering sometimes!).


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