View Full Version : Anyone have an Induction Massage?
06-28-2005, 08:44 PM
If you have had one or know of anyone who has, did it help? Why did you/they do it? My friend is late by 1 day now and she is planning to get one this week, is it worth it and will it help?
06-29-2005, 11:56 AM
My aunt is a massage therapist. I just called and left her a VM asking her about this. When she calls back I will get what info I can for you.
06-29-2005, 01:59 PM
Kathy, that would be wonderful. If I go 40 weeks with no sign of delievery coming soon, I may look into getting one for myself too.
06-30-2005, 08:44 AM
Great question Tracy. I'd love to know the answer too.
06-30-2005, 11:10 AM
Ok...My aunt has not heard of it, but she has only been in the profession for a year, so she is going to ask around at her spa today and get back to me. She is very intrigued by the concept and eager to find out about it. Hopefully I will have some answers for you this afternoon sometime.
06-30-2005, 11:38 AM
I've heard that acupuncture can work!
07-29-2008, 01:15 PM
Bumping up this VERY old thread, anyone else done this and have a success story? I found a couple places in town that do "labor inducing massage" and I'm really tempted to try it ASAP.
07-29-2008, 02:46 PM
I don't know if it works or not but it sure does sound like one of the more pleasant ways to try to get things going. Can you ask the places that do it if they know what their success rate is?
07-29-2008, 03:05 PM
LOL, I agree, it sounds more pleasant than say, pitocin. :)
07-29-2008, 04:50 PM
Or castor oil.
07-29-2008, 05:48 PM
With my first pregnancy, I had a massage, I think the day before my due date. It wasn't called an 'Induction Massage', but I told the therapist I was due the next day and he said he'd hit some pressure points to try to get things going. It felt great, but I still went 4 days post-date :p
07-29-2008, 05:52 PM
Oh yeah. Aren't there pressure points in your feet that are supposed to bring on labor? Wouldn't work for me. I'm far too ticklish to let anyone touch my feet. But I think I can convince my DH to let me get a massage come November if I remember to use the phrase "induction massage." He'll never know the difference!
07-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Aren't there pressure points in your feet that are supposed to bring on labor? Wouldn't work for me. I'm far too ticklish to let anyone touch my feet.
They are in your ankle. And for them to work, it won't tickle.
My acupuncturist has had great success "inducing" clients. I've never heard of massage working, but I love a good prenatal massage, so I'd definitely try it. :)
07-29-2008, 08:24 PM
It does sound pleasant, doesn't it? The place I found that offers a specific "labor inducing" massage charges $135 for 90 minutes, which is quite expensive for this part of the country. So I called Massage Envy, and had a pregnancy massage tonight that focused on labor inducing pressure points for $39. :D The girl was AWESOME, but said that the pressure points are something that you have to work on for a looooong time to get anything going. So she suggested I have my husband continue the massage tonight, heh. I am very curious what the success rate is on something like that, though... maybe I'll call the other place tomorrow and ask out of curiosity. If I'm not in labor that is! :)
07-30-2008, 07:25 AM
Our doula showed us pressure points that could be used to induce or encourage labor. In the shoulders, hands, ankles, and toes. An acupuncturist or chiropractor would probably be able to work them for you and then show you how to do them yourselves.
We did a good hour's worth of pressure work on Friday night, Saturday I started having some bloody show, more work that evening, contractions off and on all day Sunday, serious labor all day Monday, baby born just after midnight Tuesday.
So, it worked, but I was 10 days overdue, so maybe just a coincidence.
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