What it is: It’s a full-body massage performed with a woman on her side in fetal position or face-down on a special table with a cutout for her belly. At the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Westchester, in White Plains, the prenatal massage is a Swedish massage with medium pressure known as the Mellow Mama. “We have special tables that are like adjustable beds—the back elevates—so pregnant women have support and are totally comfortable,” says Elizabeth Rutigliano, lead massage therapist at Ritz-Carlton Spa, Westchester.
Where it’s done: Usually it’s done at a spa, but some masseuses might travel to your home.
—The Journal News, New York, April 25, 2013