Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Sign in to follow this  
lottiegreen56

Massage while expecting

Recommended Posts

Can pregnant people get massages in the spa? Neither my husband nor I am expecting but wanted to purchase as a gift for the "sober" one in our group. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since at least half of the massage would be while lying on stomach, would that not be a little uncomfortable?  Maybe there is another kind of spa treatment that would suffice...EM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you check their "menu" of services and see if they offer prenatal massage?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe a facial would be a better and safer choice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, kenb said:

Maybe a facial would be a better and safer choice.

 

I will look into other treatments, that is a good idea! Probably not the facial, she wouldn't have got pregnant if she'd went that route in the first place 😋

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty positive ladies who are pregnant cannot get massages. My SIL tried on Royal last year and she wasn't allowed based on their rules. I bet it's the same policy throughout all companies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Her delivery prep will be easier if she orders a waxing on the cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, lottiegreen56 said:

Can pregnant people get massages in the spa? Neither my husband nor I am expecting but wanted to purchase as a gift for the "sober" one in our group. 

 

I have a good friend who owns and runs a spa and massage school... I asked him a few months ago about pregnancy massage for one of my sisters to surprise her with and he was basically horrified I would even entertain the idea and then I got some lecture about the whole "they have to be specially trained."  Someone not trained in pregnancy massage could accidentally induce labor.  I would probably skip the massage and go for a mani/pedi.  That was something I LOVED doing when I was the *sober* one of the group.

 

Also, make sure they aren't going to be too far along, there's a pretty strict limit on pregnancy and cruising.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Lottacruises said:

Not sure but please be aware of carnivals policy regarding pregnancies.

 

33 minutes ago, xitappers2bx said:

 

I have a good friend who owns and runs a spa and massage school... I asked him a few months ago about pregnancy massage for one of my sisters to surprise her with and he was basically horrified I would even entertain the idea and then I got some lecture about the whole "they have to be specially trained."  Someone not trained in pregnancy massage could accidentally induce labor.  I would probably skip the massage and go for a mani/pedi.  That was something I LOVED doing when I was the *sober* one of the group.

 

Also, make sure they aren't going to be too far along, there's a pretty strict limit on pregnancy and cruising.

 

 

They are within CCL's policy, I'm being educated in this thread. I mean, personally I think that we go a little overboard on health and safety stuff but the part about triggering early labor sounds terrible and plausible so that alone is making me nix the idea.

 

Will probably book her a mani/pedi and call it a day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...