Massage is safe during pregnancy and research has shown that women who get regular massage during pregnancy have less stress, are calmer during labor, and their babies are less likely to be premature.
Short duration, light massage is recommended during the first trimester as this is the time when your body is starting to adjust to the changes of being pregnant and your baby is just beginning to develop.
Second and third trimester your baby is better established, and your body begins to feel weight gain and postural changes, meaning you are more likely to want a massage. Prenatal massage is delivered with you and your baby in mind. Cushions are placed to keep you comfortable and pressure is applied selectively to relax you and to protect you and baby from adverse effects.
I have received training in prenatal massage and regularly read information and take classes to update my knowledge. I would be happy to talk to you before scheduling a massage if you have any concerns.