A 37-year-old member asked:
Risks of perinatal massage?
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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Massage during pregnancy is a great way to relief stress, help with aching joints, and relieve lower back pain. There are no risks to pre-natal massage, and a professional massage therapist should be knowledgeable about accupressure points that "may" stimulate labor.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2014
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