Tips for a pleasant massage experience?
The first thing I tell my clients is to try not to feel self-conscious. A good massage therapist is not judgmental. The therapist won’t care (and probably won’t even notice) if you haven’t shaved your legs in a while or if you’ve gained a little extra weight during pregnancy. Massage therapists see the human body like an artist sees a canvas. Our goal is to help you feel less pain and greater relaxation. On that note, your privacy is very important. A professional massage therapist will never ask you to expose more of your body than you’re comfortable showing. If you feel uneasy for any reason, be sure to tell your therapist right away.
Finally, it’s important to hydrate before your appointment. Pregnant women require additional fluid intake anyway, so drink a few extra glasses of water before and after your appointment.
It’s safe to have up to weekly prenatal massages as long as you don’t have a condition that could put you or your baby at risk.