Find a pregnancy massage therapist near San Mateo, CA

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Top 10 Pregnancy Massage Therapists near San Mateo, CA

4.9
from 184 reviews
4.9
(184)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 430 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a great experience with Magnolia Massage. Jennifer is trained in prenatal massage and I had a very comfortable and tension relieving massage. I will definitely be back. Thanks Jennifer!"

$85

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a very nice experience. The massage really made my whole body feel so much better. Angel is a gem. Very nice & polite. I would highly recommend anyone to try Angel. I am absolutely going to be returning for another massage."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Bridget is a wonderful massage therapist, full of insight and spirit. I recommend her highly. "

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I've got massages from Jessica since December 2017. I keep having low-back problems from time to time as I'm sitting all day at work and my hamstrings become too tight. She carefully listens to my requests and develops unique plans combining various massage techniques, moves, and stretches. She resolves the problem areas with smooth, uniform pressure, and also helps me become deeply relaxed. She works very efficiently and with great precision, and usually leaves me with some great tips on posture. She thoroughly understands the human body and never hesitates to explain the cause of my problems with the scientific names of muscles, ligaments, and bones. Jessica is extremely professional and takes great care to make me feel comfortable throughout the session. She has a calm, kind, intuitive, and scientific nature and it is such a wonderful experience to get a massage from her."

$100

estimated cost

4.6
from 7 reviews
4.6
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Gary comes to my office and does chair massage once a week. He does such a great job that I made an appointment for a full table massage and that was even better. He is able to zero in on the exact place that needs attention and work everything out. He's really good at what he does. Highly recommended."

$85

estimated cost

4.3
from 3 reviews
4.3
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrice made me feel comfortable right away with the first massage. I like his technique and can vary his style based on my requests to focus on a particular area. I always feel the tension leave my body and I am rejuvenated every time. I highly recommend him and will continue to use his service."

$90

estimated cost

4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I live in LA but I still keep in constant communication with the Intentio staff who, even from a distance of 500 miles, are the best at advising me on how best to achieve my fitness & nutritional goals. It's so rare to find a group of people so single-mindedly focused on actual health rather than the aesthetic benefits of looking good, which seems to be the prevailing raison d'être of trainers here in SoCal. I can't recommend Anna or her team highly enough! It's worth every penny. "

$120

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"My first session with Alex was, hands down, the most premium experience I've had. I've had more than a few massages and I've learned that, for the most part, the therapists have a predefined routine they've settled into and there's really no variance between clients. Most will ask if you want special focus on a particular area and maybe you'll get a few extra minutes of their routine there, but that's about it. Alex is totally different. He listened attentively to my concerns and goals for the session and put real thought into developing ideas about what the root cause of certain misalignments might be. During the bodywork, it was abundantly clear that Alex was paying attention to the specific needs of the area he was working. It wasn't five minutes on this should then five minutes on that one - it was the amount of time and work each shoulder needed. I'm super grateful for having found Alex and I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with him. For me, massage is about caring for my body - keeping it healthy and ensuring it's performing optimally. Alex's thoughtful approach is exactly what I'd been looking for."

$145

estimated cost

4.0
from 1 review
4.0
(1)
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a very good experience with Ace Massage Therapy Solutions. Yusef Najem was quite friendly and professional. He was very much responsive to my needs and was really interested in helping me reduce my body discomforts."

$75

estimated cost

4.6
from 10 reviews
4.6
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Fabulous massage"

$70

estimated cost

Q & A

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What is pregnancy massage?

Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic massage tailored specifically to the needs of a pregnant woman’s body. Before having a prenatal massage, always check in with your prenatal care provider and ask if massage therapy will be safe for you and your pregnancy. A pregnancy massage is much more than just an indulgence. The specialized strokes and techniques used to loosen tight muscles, reduce swelling, alleviate pressure, and ease tension provide positive health benefits for both you and your baby. Experts recommend finding a massage therapist who has received additional training on prenatal massage techniques. This is typically a certification above and beyond their standard massage therapy certification and training requirements. During the massage you will likely lie on your side or in a semi-reclined position; these supported poses keep you and the baby comfortable and free from strain or undue pressure. During the massage, the therapist will listen to what body challenges you are experiencing and work to release tension. The massage should be a relaxing and very soothing experience.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

How much are pregnancy massages?

Prenatal massages can be a safe and therapeutic way to alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy. A prenatal massage can promote a sense of relaxation and well-being for expectant mothers. The national average cost for a pregnancy massage ranges between $70 and $90. The cost of a pregnancy massage will vary depending on where you live, the length of the massage, and the massage therapist. Typically, the longer a massage, the higher the cost. Some massage therapists charge the same rate per minute, regardless of massage length, while others charge less per minute for longer appointments. Here are two examples of average prenatal massage costs:

  • Therapist A: Offers a 30-minute massage for $45, 45 minutes for $60, 60 minutes for $75, 75 minutes for $90 and 90 minutes for $105.
  • Therapist B: offers a 30-minute massage for $45, a 60-minute massage for $85, a 90-minute massage for $115 and a 120-minute massage for $145.

Can you have massages while pregnant?

Not only can you have a massage while pregnant, multiple scientific studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services demonstrate that pregnancy massages provide physical and mental benefits to pregnant women and women in labor. Always ask your OB-GYN about receiving massages before starting any massage therapy to make sure it is safe for your own pregnancy. Pregnancy massage can alleviate pain, improve mental health and feel great. According to the DHHS, the benefits can include:  

  • Decreased depression.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased leg and back pain.
  • Lower cortisol levels, which in turn lowers prematurity rates.
  • Lessened labor pain (for women who received massage during labor).
  • Labor time that is three hours shorter, on average, for women who receive massage during labor.
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