For one mother, she tried out the Thailand Massage. It has to do with a lot of compression and stretching. It's like yoga; she says it feels like a full-body stretch.
Then there's a massage called the Hydro Therm. Water filled cushions are heated to 86 degrees, and once you lay down, you don't have to move and the therapist works around you.
But massage isn't right for every pregnant woman. Massage Therapists don't recommend it for any woman in her first trimester of pregnancy. There are a few other reasons to avoid massage during this time. If someone develops a high blood pressure or gestational diabetes, those are contradicted to massage as well as eclampsia and pre eclampsia, which is swelling.
If you have no complications, and your doctor says it's okay, perhaps it may help through your first delivery.
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