One of the many services we offer at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield includes prenatal massages. Our massage therapists are highly qualified and have years of experience practicing massage therapy on pregnant women. One of the questions we often get, though, is: Is prenatal massage safe? There are rumors that prenatal massage can cause you to miscarry, give birth prematurely, or endanger you and your baby. In today’s blog, we talk a little bit about pregnancy massage, it’s safety, and (spoilers) why it is so beneficial.

To learn more or to schedule your massage therapy appointment, reach out to us at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield.


The short answer: yes. We wouldn’t offer it as a service if it had the potential to be harmful to our patients or their children. Simply put, there is little to no evidence that prenatal massage therapy causes any harm for the mother or her baby in any way. The rumors surrounding prenatal massage are just that — rumors. Though it may be worth noting that in the first three months of pregnancy some women report that it triggers their morning sickness. If you want to be absolutely certain that prenatal massage therapy is a safe option for you, you can always consult your doctor and ensure that your massage therapist is well-versed in prenatal massage like our team at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield.

In Fact, There Are Tons of Benefits

Not only is prenatal massage therapy safe, but pregnant women often see loads of amazing benefits that help make their pregnancy more enjoyable. Carrying the miracle of life in your uterus is tough work. It can certainly take a toll on your body as the pregnancy goes on. You are carrying extra weight in front of you that puts you off balance, your circulation may be reduced, and you likely have aches and pains all over. Prenatal massage therapy helps to relax your muscles, ease your aches and pains, improve your blood pressure, and reduce any swelling you may be experiencing.

Many of our clients also report having lower levels of stress, less pain overall, and a generally more enjoyable pregnancy experience when they regularly come in for a prenatal massage. This is because our prenatal massage therapists are well-trained and experienced in working with the needs of pregnant women. They can work with you to address specific problem areas and combat some of the extra stresses and pains on your body. While we don’t have a magic service that makes pregnancy easy and pain-free, we can help make the experience that much more tolerable.

Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield

We hope that today’s blog has helped to put your mind at ease about the dangers of prenatal massage therapy and shown you the many benefits it can bring. If you are interested in trying prenatal massage for the first time and have any questions for us, feel free to reach out to our team at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield. Our goal is to help put your mind at ease and help make your pregnancy as easy on you as possible.