List of medical contraindications to massage for pregnant women

If in doubt, ask your doctor for advice

  • Heavy losses (water or blood)
  • Diabetes
  • Contagious disease
  • Fever
  • Severe vomiting
  • Unusual pain
  • Pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure, protein in the urine, significant weight gain, significant oedema)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sickness
  • Skin rash (bruising, inflammation)
  • Pregnancy at risk

Even without these medical contraindications, massage is not recommended before the 4th month of pregnancy and after the 8th month