Pregnancy massage is a catch-all term for any hands-on massage during or after pregnancy. Massage while you’re pregnant is also called prenatal massage. Massage in the few months after delivery is called postnatal massage.
A pregnancy massage typically lasts an hour. Some practitioners use a pregnancy massage table. That’s a table designed to accommodate a woman’s pregnant belly. Others use specially designed pillows called bolsters to position a woman comfortably on her side. This helps especially during the later stages of pregnancy. Lying on your side is often the most comfortable position for pregnancy massage.