Find a pregnancy massage therapist near Gaithersburg, MD

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Top 10 Pregnancy Massage Therapists near Gaithersburg, MD

4.7
from 29 reviews
4.7
(29)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Suzanne was our first massage therapist and we were extremely satisfied with her work. She's very friendly and does an amazing job. She came right to our apartment and gave us each a massage there. We both got the Swedish massage and would recommend Suzanne to anybody."

$65

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 68 reviews
4.9
(68)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
"Garry was very responsive and my husband and I were able to get a massage with 12ish hours notice. He easily finds knots and does deep tissue and sports massage well. He has great bedside manner so I felt comfortable having this massage in my home. My only comment - put your phone on vibrate dude!"

$80

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 26 reviews
4.9
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"I have received the best massages of my life at Massage Works of Georgetown. The quality of the massage is outstanding."

$95

estimated cost

4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I originally had a massage for my husband for his birthday at our home. He raved about his massage being the best ever so I had to have one too! Excellent and very accomodating! I will definitely be calling again! Thank you!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"She's really nice and I enjoyed her massage."

$85

estimated cost

4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Brian is a very professional license massage therapist"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience training with Leon has been phenomenal. I started training with him after the birth of my son and it has made all the difference in getting back to the old me. I use to be a half marathon runner and Leon is helping to get me back to where I use to be. I am feeling stronger everyday. He is a new mom's dream as a trainer. So encouraging and able to tailor workouts that get you back into the best shape of you life. "

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"The things that impressed me the most about Mr. Nixon were his professional manner and his respect for my privacy. He made sure I was comfortable and covered except for the area he was working on at the time. He worked with me on what I needed and asked for feedback, creating a very custom treatment. I have a back injury, so trust was a big factor. Because of the conversation before hand about what I needed and what to expect, I was relaxed within minutes and could take full benefit of the massage. I look forward to working together on this healing journey. Thank you Reggie."

$71

estimated cost

4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Crystal is AMAZING! She works with you to fit your needs. Her studio is CUTE! She lets you choose the music. She works on your knots, and helps you feel like a new person by the time you walk out!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Marcus is extremely skilled at what he does—after hearing what my problem areas were he pinpointed them right away and used different methods to massage and relax them. His technique is great; he is very in tune with what he does and the results show it. I felt so amazing after my first session with him and cannot wait for the next one!"

$80

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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