Find a prenatal massage therapists in Oakland, CA

Find prenatal massage therapists in Oakland, CA

Find prenatal massage therapists in Oakland, CA

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Find prenatal massage therapists in Oakland, CA

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Top 10 prenatal massage therapists in Oakland, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eddy's Massage & Body Work

Eddy's Massage & Body Work

5.0(2)
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Ian S. says, "It is always a great feeling after a massage session with this expert. Eddy has always been a professional when it comes to provide a massage or make me feel at ease. His studio in Concord is very clean and comfortable and provides great amenities. Thank you Eddy." Read more
Dimond Massage

Dimond Massage

New on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Talented massage therapist with experience of 10 plus years. Modalities applied are swedish, Deep Tissue, shiatsu, therapeutic relaxation.
Tri My Touch Massage

Tri My Touch Massage

5.0(3)
26+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Julian L. says, "Damian is an amazing Amma massage guru and healer. I've had massages from Damian when I'm in an "I can hardly move and everything hurts" state --- particularly after days of tree climbing / tree work, chain-sawing fallen trees, and other physically taxing activities. Damian's training and experience and his amazing communication skills and personal warmth means that you can trust him to apply just the right pressure in just the right places to get you from hurting to healed. I highly recommend Damian -- 100% on trust, 100% on skill, and 100% on results!" Read more
Healing Hands

Healing Hands

5.0(1)
Serves Oakland, CA
Jovan R. says, "Listened to exactly what I needed. The pressure was exactly what I asked for and needed. She worked on my tight shoulders and paid attention when it was time to add more pressure." Read more
Golden State Massage

Golden State Massage

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I'll travel to most of Bay Area within 45 miles from SF. If you are located more than that, please plan to have a longer session or get someone who is able to take my service at your place or close area. I listen to you and your body and try to ease your problem that you deal with. Modalities that I apply are deep tissue, myofascisl therapy , pressure / trigger point. I also do Swedish, shiatsu, cooperating with stretch techniques. Atheletes or not, please book with me to experience what I offer!...
Mayara

Mayara

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
My name is Maya, I work as a masseuse in the San Francisco area for over a year, and I usually do Swedish Massage, throw therapy, hot stones! I only do outcall service, if you are interested my profile is also on Massagefinder
Body In Harmony Massage

Body In Harmony Massage

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I’m located in Walnut Creek but I will come to you ☺️ Massage relax the muscles, reduce the pain and improve the mood! If you have theses signs you need a massage: - Muscles pain - Lack of concentration - Bad Mood - Insomnia - Headache pain - Low productivity - Physical fadigue I have 5 years experience and I mix different techniques! Your comfort level is paramount... I encourage to feel free to offer direction & guidance. You deserve a relaxing moment!! Make your appointment! Txt me at +1 (650) 564-7459 ☺️
Mary

Mary

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I’m a certified massage therapist I’ve been a massage therapist for over 15 years , specializing a deep tissue, sport massage, tuina, shiatsu, pain relieve, a spiritual body massage, also cupping. My customers and patients are coming to see me very often and super appreciative. I like my job very much .

Your pregnancy massage questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does prenatal massage cost?

The average cost of a prenatal massage is $75 to $100+ per hour, depending on your location and the demand. Prenatal massage sessions range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length, with longer sessions costing more in total, and shorter sessions costing more per minute.

  • A 30-minute prenatal massage costs $40 to $60.
  • A 90-minute prenatal massage costs $110 to $150.
  • A 2-hour prenatal massage costs $150 to $250.

What is a prenatal massage, and how is it different?

Prenatal massage uses mostly Swedish massage techniques with gentle pressure and long, sweeping strokes to induce relaxation. Unlike traditional massage, where the client lays flat on a massage table, most prenatal massages use strategically placed pillows to help cradle and support the client comfortably on her side or back. Some facilities have a special pillow that allows you to lay face-down.

Depending on the session length, the therapist may focus on one or more known problem areas, such as the lower back, neck, hips, legs and feet. Prenatal massage never uses deep or intense pressure, which could be harmful during pregnancy.

Are prenatal massages safe?

Prenatal massage is safe in most cases. Be sure to discuss any type of massage therapy with your doctor first to confirm it is safe for you. Avoid prenatal massage if you are experiencing nausea or vomiting or if you have a high-risk pregnancy.

Swedish massage is the most common technique used in prenatal therapy and aims to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension through light, relaxing pressure on the muscles. 

Avoid these types of massage during all stages of pregnancy:

  • Deep-tissue massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep acupressure
  • Percussive tapping techniques
  • Cross-fiber friction
  • Pressure on the abdomen

When can you get a prenatal massage?

You can get a prenatal massage at any time during your pregnancy if you do not have a medical condition that makes it to be unsafe for you or your baby. Still, many doctors do not recommend massage until your second trimester, as the risk of miscarrying is highest during the first trimester. Some facilities will only perform prenatal massage after the first trimester.

What should I wear to a prenatal massage?

What to wear during a prenatal massage is entirely up to you and your personal comfort level. Most therapists recommend wearing your underwear or removing your bra if it is irritating or uncomfortable. The therapist typically uses towels or sheets to cover the body, keep you warm, and expose only the part being massaged.

How do I choose the best prenatal massage therapist near me?

When searching for prenatal massage therapy near you, be sure to:

  • Choose a therapist or company that is licensed, insured, and has been in business for at least 5 years.
  • Check their licensing information. Most states have an online database where you can search for a therapist's license and status.
  • If your state does not have massage therapy licensure laws, look for a therapist who has at least 500 hours of training from a reputable massage therapy program.
  • Look for members of professional organizations like the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • Check out their reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Ask for local references.

What questions should I ask when searching for prenatal massage therapist?

Asking the right questions will help you choose the best prenatal massage therapist near you:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long have you been a massage therapist?
  • Do you have specific prenatal massage training?
  • How long have you been doing prenatal massage?
  • Do you require a health questionnaire?
  • How often can I get a massage during my pregnancy?
  • Do you offer a discount if I purchase multiple sessions at once?

Reviews for Oakland prenatal massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Oakland area.
Ekke P.
Eddy is a gifted professional massage therapist. I’ve been seeing Eddy every month for over 6 years at his Studio and come to my house sometimes. He skillfully combines deep tissue and Thai massage. His massage technique is both relaxing and therapeutic. He Is friendly and professional and cares deeply about providing the best experience for his clients. One of the best massages I have ever had. I highly recommend. Can't wait to go back for longer session!
Eddy's Massage & Body Work
Penelope Jane S.
I’ve been working with Damian for years, and I appreciate his depth of experience and understanding. He is a master of his craft and shares his enthusiasm for vibrant health and vitality. I’m so grateful that he offers the option of traveling to me since it’s very hard for me to get away between work and kids. I’ll totally hire him again. Highly recommend.
Tri My Touch Massage
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