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Top 10 Pregnancy Massage Therapists near Chicago, IL

Top Pro
5.0
from 37 reviews
5.0
(37)
GREAT VALUE
  • 20 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
"I've traveled the world, literally, in search of excellent massage and body work. Daniel truly has the gift to zero in on what's aching and he's not afraid to work it out. Great environment as well."

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
"Davonna creates an environment of calm and relaxation. She is pleasant, friendly, and has a great smile...great attributes for a massage professional."

$60

estimated cost

4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Enjoyed the massage. Very relaxing"

$70

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 40 reviews
5.0
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
"I have only met with Bharat a few times, but I have experienced massage for over15 years and Bharat is not a typical massage therapist. He is connected to and focused on working with mind, body and spirit. I have also practiced meditation on my own but having someone with the experience and natural ability to assist in that practice, is so much more fulfilling. My struggles at the momen are attached to chronic illness, but what I am learning with the help of Bharat, is that healing truly lies within. I look forward to our continued work together and highly recommend him as a practitioner that is using his many gifts to better the lives of others. My healing journey, awaits. "

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I got a full body massage. Sylvia was professional. She explained what she was doing n took the time to treat my problem areas, muscle soreness n tightness. Etc. She gave me a great massage! I believe she's got MAGIC HANDS. I felt fantastic! I would definitely return to her for another massage. In fact, ive already booked it!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my first massage and Sergii was so kind and polite and took the time to explain the different massages and was always great about making sure I was comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a massage and I will definitely be using him again in the future. Thanks for the excellent massage Sergii!"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 6 years in business
"Very nice and relaxing thanks"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Sharon is an exceptional massage therapist. She was able to address my problem areas and continue on for a complete relaxing massage."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"The best therapeutic deep tissue massage I’ve had. Oleg exceeded all expectations."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Went for massage therapy. Only had one session so far. It was good enough for me to book another one, but it's too soon for me to rate the quality of the massage."
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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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