No.. For both never did massage.. No time as I taking care myself.. Mine now also lower abdomen.. Is your 1st pregnancy?? If yes it should quick fast , of cos depending on your diet also.. But b prepare your skin might b a bit loose , just like rubber band stretch for 10 months , after that sure a bit loose not as tight as before.. Mine still stretch 2 times.. Omg.. Haha.. But looking at some others ours only small bulge consider very good already.. I just deliver 2 weeks ago.. Some still like few months pregnant ya.. Ops no offense to others ya..