Yesterday I had he honor of massage a young woman who is 5 months pregnant. I am alway nervous before giving a pregnant women a massage. I so much want it effective as well as relaxing. She fell asleep with a few mintues. I work on her in the side lying postion which gives me access to her entire body.
She was beautifully rested and refreshed after the massage. I feel good about it. I also had a friend who is 7 months pregnant and is very thin. Her little girl was causing her serious pain in the rib area. So, I spend about 20-30 mintues massaging and compressing her side to convince little Lola to move. She did eventually and the moved back. So next I had her lean over a table with her belly hanging down to give the baby more room to move. This time she moved and stayed on the other side.
Both situations are good, both ladies were relieve and happy. It was nice to use my massage and doula skills together.