A Relaxing Swedish massage is recommended during the later stages of pregnancy. It is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Massage can be very beneficial in the third trimester to help relieve low back discomfort brought on by the center of gravity changes that result from the growing fetus. The mother-to-be is usually lying on the side, with extra pillows and cushions supporting the legs and belly for comfort. There are some risks involved mostly during the first trimester, however the Massage Therapist will avoid sensitive areas of the body, as well as acupressure points that are known to trigger labor. It is worth considering both the benefits and risk of a Prenatal treatment before scheduling an appointment.