Are Massage Chairs Safe During Pregnancy?

Posted by Ho on 23-Nov-2017 13:00:00

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When you're pregnant, you know how easy it is to get stressed out.

You're dealing with cravings, wondering if you'll be a good parent, and of course, serious financial strain.

There's nothing you'd love more than to be able to relax in a massage chair.

But are massage chairs safe during pregnancy?

Read on to find out.

Are Massage Chairs Safe During Pregnancy?

You know that you have to avoid certain foods during pregnancy, get enough rest, and take lots of vitamins to keep both you and baby healthy.

But what about massage chairs?

You know that they can help to increase your blood flow and help you tackle the aches and pains of pregnancy.

But will their vibrations and kneading motions harm your baby?

Short answer. no. 

(You still need to consult your doctor or midwife before using any massagers, because everyone is different)

Your baby is surrounded by an amniotic sac while in the womb, which serves to cushion and protect it.

In fact, the amount of pressure a massage chair puts on a pregnant woman's womb is pretty much the same amount of pressure that a baby experiences when you walk.

This means that you're good to go when it comes to the motions and vibrations of a massage chair.

However, you may also be concerned about the potential for radiation and the electricity emitted by a massage chair. Here, you can also relax.

In spite of what you may have read on some of the more intense mommy blogs on the Internet, there's nothing dangerous about the electricity/radiations put out by a massage chair.

Pregnant women don't need to worry.

This is because the amount of electricity that the chairs put out is incredibly small. In other words, it's too weak to do damage to your baby.

When Should Pregnant Women Use A Massage Chair?

Of course, you're likely aware that when you're using a massage chair while pregnant, some basic safety rules will apply.

In general, it's best to use a massage chair only once you've made it past the first trimester.

While there's little to no chance that anything will happen to your baby if you do sit in a massage chair during your first trimester, many moms-to-be don't want to take a chance.

Why?

Because that's when you're at the highest risk for a miscarriage.

Additionally, it's also a good idea to limit the amount of time you spend in the chair.

In general, it's recommended that pregnant women use the chair two times every day.

Those two sessions should be about 20 minutes in length.

Longer won't harm your baby, but it may make certain muscles tense up.

Also, use common sense.

Don't add pressure to your belly when you're in a massage chair. 

If you have a more complicated or high-risk pregnancy, talk to your doctor first.

Where Can You Get Quality Massage Chairs?

Now that you can answer the question, "Are massage chairs safe during pregnancy?" with a resounding "Yes!" it's time to find the right one for you and baby.

(You still need to consult your doctor or midwife before using any massagers, because everyone is different)

Spend some time on our website and explore the wide variety of chairs and smaller massagers we have available.

It may not make your pregnancy easier, but it will certainly help you to de-stress!

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Topics: Massage Chair

 

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