During the second trimester, gentle to light massage is recommended. The mother’s upper body is slightly elevated to lessen the pressure from abdominal blood vessels. If the mother has swollen ankles, her knees and feet can be elevated with a bolster or pillows. During the third trimester, massage therapy offers temporary relief to the growing discomfort of organ displacement and stress on the neck and shoulders of added baby weight. Finish off your relaxing day with a refreshing baby belly facial which includes calming and exfoliating properties to soothe the skin.