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    Hi All
    I'm 10w4d and heading to Bali for 5 nights tomorrow.

    One of my fav Bali past times, like many I'm sure, is having copious massages.

    Ive heard massages should be avoided during the first trimester, are there any types of massages I can have whilst over though there????

    Thoughts please, many thanks

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    I was 5weeks and went to Bali, I just told them I was pregnant and to use plain oils. They ask u to lay on ur side but as I didn't have a belly could lay on my tummy.

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    I didn't know u couldn't have them. I just read just make sure it's not near the pelvic area.

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    thanks tjewell thats helpful to know

    Ive read that massages during first trimester can be harmful as they increase blood flow and toxin release which could/may contribute to miscarriage :/. I'm really unsure of how true this is & yet to find some solid info.

    id be happy with a trained therapist in Perth but having doubts about whether i should have massage in Bali as most of the girls aren't "trained"

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    I went when I was 18w and I just got a neck and shoulder massage and they sat me in a comfy chair for it. But drink lots of water I felt really light headed and sick after it.

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    I got a massage while pregnant but made sure I went to someone trained in pregnancy massage. My sister is a trained masseuse and has advised me that while pregnant, I should *always* get one by someone who is properly trained.

    I personally wouldn't.
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    I just wouldn't get full body ones.. Go for leg and foot they are amazing or like another poster said neck and shoulder.. Im no professional but i thought u just had to avoid areas like lower back and abdomen massage..

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    I went to Bali when I was 20 to 22 weeks pregnant with DS and I had HEAPS of massages - full body ones, head ones, even a chocolate one! I just laid on my side and asked them to use plain oils and be gentle.

    Most Bali massages are relaxation massages, so no deep tissue digging etc.

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    Yeah it's not just about whether it's performed deeply or not, there are pressure points (even near the ankles) and oils which should be avoided, not to mention the issues regarding toxins.

    It's just another pregnancy risk assessment which you have to make OP I would recommend discussing it with a qualified masseuse here to see what they have to say, as they are the ones trained in the area If you feel comfortable, then go for it.

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    I live in Bali, and my understanding is that witwicky is correct. Toxin and pressure point issues ... Ankles and near shins as well as lower back. After 1st trimester you can get pregnancy massage, which you can find in Bali if you hunt around.
    I didn't risk it, but I guess it's a personal choice!!


 

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