I recommend that when you are looking for a pregnancy or postpartum massage therapist that you make sure the therapist is certified in pregnancy massage. This means the therapist has taken special training and knows what is safe practice for mother and her baby. Just being a massage therapist doesn't mean they are qualified to give massage to pregnant and postpartum women. Just because a brochure offers pregnancy massage doesn't always mean everyone is qualified to perform this type of massage.
Massage during pregnancy differs from a regular massage in a couple of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged.
The massage table is set up different for pregnancy massage for the comfort of mum and the safety of baby. Also you will turn from side to side to do your back and hips, there are several pillows, wedge pillows and extra padding to make you comfortable. Never use the tables with the whole cut out for your belly, these cause undo stress to your lower back, it may seem like a great idea, but it isn't.