"I’ve heard that you’re not supposed to massage a pregnant woman’s ankles. Is this true? And is there any other information I should keep in mind while treating someone who’s pregnant?"
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This is false. Unless you have a local contraindication, you are able to massage a pregnant woman’s ankles; however you need to make sure that you avoid direct and sustained pressure between the ankle bone and heel. Also make sure that your client is in her 12th week or more of pregnancy, avoid essential oils, have clearance from her doctor stating that she is okay to receive massage and not considered “high risk.” Otherwise, look out for the following local contraindications: poor circulation, inactivity, bed rest (directed from physician), and severe or pitting edema.   

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