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Massage in pregnancy
I have been asked to massage a lady who is trying to get pregnant. I can find scant info in my course notes re the first trimester. Is massage totally contraindicated in the first three months of pregnacy?
May 28 2005 11:53AM
Most schools recommend no massage in the first 3 months. However, I have massaged several pregnant clients in the first trimester, except those with a history of miscarriage or other early pregnancy problems. In my experience it has been perfectly OK to massage the upper back, neck and shoulders, but do not massage the sacral/lumbar area as some of the nerves from this area go to the uterus.
Aug 29 2005 9:41PM
|if this lady is trying to fall pregant then I would also advise acourse of reflexology, but if the lady is pregant then she is totally contra indicationed until she has had her three month scan and all is well.