Massage therapy during pregnancy is more than just feel good healthcare.
As your body goes through dramatic changes, massage can help to alleviate the discomforts that may arise during your pregnancy.
As your baby (and abdomen) grows, rapid weight gain causes a shift in your center of gravity; your posture changes as the curve of your lower back increases and your knees rotate outwards. These changes put extra strain on the muscles of the hips and lower back. As a result, pain tends to develop in the muscles of the neck and back and in the load-bearing joints in the hips.
What does massage therapy do for pregnancy aches and pains?
Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints and improves circulation and general body tone, to decrease and treat the aches and pains of pregnancy.
In addition to the above benefits, studies have also credited prenatal massage with relief from fatigue, leg pain and cramps, constipation, nausea and indigestion. It also helps keep skin supple to help prevent stretch marks, strengthens muscles in preparation for labor and delivery, helps control blood pressure, allows for deeper breathing, enhances self-image, and strengthens the immune system.
Remember if you feel good, your baby will feel good too!
Our Registered Massage Therapists are professionally trained and will work with you to create a safe and effective massage during your pregnancy. Our clinics in Vancouver, West Broadway and North Surrey in BC have special pregnancy bolsters for your comfort.