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Should You Use a Massage Chair When You're Pregnant?

Using a Massage Chair while Pregnant

As a pregnant woman, you probably have lots of questions regarding what is safe while you’re carrying your child. You want to know what foods you can eat, what exercises you can do, and how long you should be on your feet during the day. Your obstetrician and gynecologist (OBGYN) should be able to tell you how to best take care of your body while pregnant, but if you have a luxury massage chair, you may be hesitant to use it while the baby is in the womb. At World’s Best Massage Chairs (WBMC), we want every customer to feel safe and confident while using his or her chair, and in this post, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of using yours while pregnant.

Talk With Your Doctor

Once you discover that you are pregnant, you’re probably going to experience a range of emotions, including happiness, fear, joy, and anxiety. This is perfectly normal, and it’s important to discuss how you’re feeling with your doctor. As an OBGYN, your physician will be able to answer your questions regarding how your emotions can affect your baby. They’ll also be able to explain what will put stress on your body, and what type of activities you should avoid while pregnant. While some are obvious, if you’re concerned about using your massage chair, be sure to voice your concerns while speaking with your doctor. He or she may advise against it due to the pressure it can put on your back and extremities, as well as what sort of effect the heating pad can have on your body.

However, they may not be totally against you using your chair, since the massage functions can help ease back pain and reduce the cramps that you may experience during pregnancy. The vibrations from your chair will not be overly intense, and the movement is often compared to that of walking. It could be good to avoid using your chair during the first trimester, since that is the time when your body is undergoing the most drastic change, and the risk of miscarriage is highest during this time.

Be Honest and Take Precautions

If you have any apprehension whatsoever about using your chair or getting a massage while pregnant, it’s okay to take precautions. Be honest with yourself and your doctor about your fears regarding massage. If you do decide that it’s okay to use your chair (and your doctor approves it), limit your sessions to a few minutes each day. You can program the settings to massage your back, neck, and shoulders for 10 minutes, and then you can get up and walk around again. Most of the chairs in our online store are large enough to accommodate your body while pregnant, but if you feel that you can’t comfortably sit in the chair, it’s okay to skip the massage.

No matter your age, every pregnancy should be treated with care and compassion. Massage can provide a pregnant woman with many benefits, and having a luxury chair in your house can make life much easier. Your OBGYN may have concerns about using your chair on a regular basis, and if you’re feeling hesitant, it’s okay not to use yours for a few months. If you’re experiencing complications with your pregnancy, be sure to speak with your doctor as soon as possible to find a proper solution.

At WBMC, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of a massage chair. If you’re looking for a chair for your home or office, look through our online store today. If you have questions about a chair, we’re always happy to help however we can!
Your OBGYN can recommend a chair for you and even write you a prescription. It is likely they will recommend a 3D chair that has intensity adjustability or one that is more on the soft and gentle side such as the OHCO M.8, Panasonic MA73, or Positive Posture Brio+.

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