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Prenatal Massage Contraindications

(KON-truh-IN-dih-KAY-shun) Anything (including a symptom or medical condition) that is a reason for a person to not receive a particular treatment or procedure because it may be harmful.

 * you must be 13+ weeks to book a mommy-to-be service

Massage therapy during pregnancy has been shown to be beneficial for a number of common complaints such as fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, sciatica, edema and many others. However, there are risks associated with specific conditions that may occur during pregnancy.

You MUST inform your massage therapist/practitioner if you've had any of the following conditions or symptoms in the past which may make massage therapy during pregnancy contraindicated or may require your therapist/practitioner to alter the massage.

  • Pre-eclampsia

  • Drug exposure

  • Multiples

  • Hypertension

  • Genetic abnormalities

  • Fetal growth retardation

  • Decrease in fetal movement over a 24-hour period

  • Severe nausea or vomiting

  • History of an high risk pregnancy

  • Severe headaches

  • Diarrhea

  • History of miscarriage

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Pitting edema

  • Epilepsy or the convulsive disorders

  • Placenta or the cervical dysfunction

  • Abdominal pain

  • Leaking of the amniotic fluid

  • Fever

  • Sudden edema/swelling

  • Bloody discharge

  • Sudden weight gain

  • Cardiac, pulminary, liver or renal disorders

  • Mothers age under 20 or over 35

You will be prompted to fill out all of your required forms online prior to your appointment. If for any reason you're not able to fill out the correct forms online, please arrive 10-15 minutes early before your scheduled appointment so you have time to properly read and fill out your forms.

you will be required to sign a consent form before your scheduled appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns before you show up for your scheduled appointment, please feel free to call us at (817) 239-3956

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