If it's a relaxing massage you are after, a therapeutic oil based massage can be the just the answer to the daily and weekly changes occuring in the body. A relaxing massage can ease away some of the aches and pains, bringing about a feeling of greater relaxation and ease in the body and mind. Contrary to what many women believe, massage during pregnancy can be beneficial both in terms of increased relaxation and can also leave you feeling more comfortable and at ease in your body.
Massage during pregnancy can be specifically targeted at areas of discomfort such as lower back ache, shoulder aches and pains and tightness in the calf and leg muscles. If you have any concerns or particular issues related to pregnancy it is helpful to check with your docter first before having massage.
Treatments should only be undertaken 12 weeks after pregnancy. Where there are concerns regarding symptoms or specific conditions, you are advised to seek medical advice and check the suitability of massage/bodywork treatments.