Find a pregnancy massage therapist near Santee, CA

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Top 10 Pregnancy Massage Therapists near Santee, CA

4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I love how the therapists listen to your needs and know if your massage should be relaxation, therapeutic or a combination. I enjoy my facials and love the fact I get educated on home care. I have fallen asleep with both massages and facials. Everyone is very accommodating and personable. I love the infra red sauna for detoxing, pain, burning calories and overall relaxation. I like that they have prices for everyone's budget. Small and quaint, Spa 33 is the place to be! "

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Elia’s massage was great , I’ve had many before and he is definitely one of the best . I’m looking forward to my next session. Thanks Elia :)"

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Landed at the airport, needed a massage after long day, found Karen and she booked me right away. Very calming and relaxing experience ."

$80

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I discovered Tom when we moved to Sorrento Valley. We had very intense, stressful desk jobs that resulted in a ton of shoulder/neck tightness. Add to that - tennis, outrigger canoe paddling, and personal training and all of our other outdoor activities - we needed a lot of help! :) Tom has an amazing ability to work out the knots, and also gave us stretches to do at home. I especially like that he starts his massages face up, and he asks you what's bothering you - physically and mentally - and then he works you through it. It's not just massage, it's massage therapy! (No pun intended!) The best part was going on a frequent enough basis, such that he was able to become familiar with the "trouble spots" and knew exactly how to kneed those out. The relaxing feel of the rooms, the soothing music, the salt rock lamps . . . ahhhhh . . . wish I was there RIGHT NOW! "

$120

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"James takes the time to customize workouts to the resaults you want. He will make adjustments and ensure that you are moving towards achieving your fitness and health goals."

$90

estimated cost

3.7
from 6 reviews
3.7
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Superior service at an affordable rate. With 8 years experience in both clinical and spa settings you are sure to get a personalized treatment to suit your individual needs. Unprofessional requests will be reported. "

$90

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 85 reviews
4.8
(85)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 32 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
"Karen realy helped me. I have severe back pain and she took the time to gently work through the knots without more pain. I recommend Karen for anyone looking for a relaxing massage. She very convienient and timely as well. Thank You Karen"
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4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Jennifer has been my primary massage therapist for almost 9 years now. There's a good reason for that -- namely she has the most intuitive hands and best combination of techniques that I have encountered anywhere, bar none. I spend long days at the computer, day after day. Without Jennifer, I would be a literal wreck. Highly recommended!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Jayner has been coaching my daughter for a few months and already my daughter's affinity for the game has increased along with her skills and confidence. He is patient and professional and has worked tirelessly with us to carve out a workable schedule."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Got a massage with Erin and it was very therapeutic. I highly recommend her because she seems to have a knack for finding trouble areas that you don't even realize was there. Came to her because I had problems with my neck and back. And during the consultation she suggested that working with the chest muscles first will help alleviate pain and other problems with my neck and back. Turns out she was right and after a few sessions and following her after care recommendations, my neck and back feels so much better."
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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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