Most women suffer from various pains during the course of her pregnancy and post-partum period. In normal, healthy pregnancies, pre-natal massage has been proven to be beneficial for both mom and baby. Pregnant women usual experience upper, mid, and/or low back pain at some point during this time frame. This is usually due to the change in her center of balance as the baby grows in her womb. After the baby has been born it is also very common to have women to continue to have problems with back pain. This is often due to the demands of taking care of the baby including postural strain from sitting a majority of the time, lifting the baby and the ongoing effects of the relaxing hormones produced during pregnancy and post-partum. The good news is that both massage therapy and chiropractic care can both help tremendously!
Here at Cascade Chiropractic & Natural Medicine we use a specialized pregnancy cushion to aid in a safe, comfortable massage session for mom and baby. The pregnancy cushion allows mom to lay face down while receiving her massage. This is usual a very welcome experience for moms-to-be in their second and third trimester. As always each massage session is individualized for you so let the massage therapist know your preferences. Ask our Redmond, OR Chiropractor or massage therapist if pregnancy massage therapy is right for you.
Benefits from pregnancy massage:
- Decreases back pain & headaches
- Reduces muscle tension
- Increases a state of relaxation
- Increases circulation
- Soothes nerves
- Improves mood
- Better sleep quality