Massage may be very beneficial during pregnancy. Clinical massage therapists are trained specifically in the area of pregnancy massage and are required to do a pregnancy clinic as part of their training. Massage not only helps with physical discomforts that come with pregnancy, it may also help with the emotional stress caused by changing hormone levels and the impending lifestyle changes. Massage is also excellent for helping to decrease water retention in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Massage during the first trimester is not recommended.
At Posture Plus we use a pregnancy pillow, which minimises discomfort.