How are your MT's trained in Prenatal Massage?
Do I lie face down? Do you have special pillows?
Is massage allowed in the first trimester?
Is deep tissue massage safe during pregnancy?
Our therapists have taken certification programs that teach them not only how to adapt a massage for safety, but how to design the massage from the beginning to address the most common pregnancy concerns. All of our therapists are WA State certified Massage Therapists with additional advanced certification in pre and perinatal massage with industry leaders.
Your Massage Therapist will determine the best positioning for you after a consultation prior to treatment. We want and need you to be comfortable in your massage — if you can’t get comfortable, you won’t relax. There are many options out there. We have chosen to offer side-lying massage and semi-recumbent, supported with traditional bed pillows and specialized positioning pillows.
Yes! In fact all the scientific evidence suggests that massage does nothing but support pregnancy. However, not all massage therapists have enough training and experience to work comfortably with women in those first few months. If you are not sure, have a history of miscarriage or are a high risk pregnancy, call your doctor/ midwife and get their opinion too.
If you are experiencing muscle tension and hoping the massage will address it, we understand you could be disappointed by the lighter prenatal massage that is very common at many spas. Not to worry. We are properly trained and will deliver that much needed pressure and muscle work for you.