Posted by Dynamic Physiotherapy
Massage therapy can help to improve the overall health and well-being of people in various stages of life. By promoting relaxation, it can help people to feel less anxious and stressed, plus it can relieve many of the everyday muscle aches and pains.
Prenatal massage is tailored for pregnant women and the changes that are occurring with their bodies. Although it shares a lot of commonalties with regular massage therapy, the methods or techniques are adjusted accordingly to best suit the women’s concerns, their stage in pregnancy and their bodies.
Many pregnant women feel discomforts such as headaches, swelling, back pain, stiff neck and cramps in the legs, all of which can be addressed through massage therapy. Many massage therapy methods can reduce these feelings of discomfort and can ultimately help you to feel better overall. Not to mention, it can improve many circulation and mobility issues faced by pregnant women.
If you are experiencing headaches and stiff neck, we will focus on your neck, head and shoulders to provide you with ultimate relief. A lot of women aren’t comfortable taking pain relievers throughout their pregnancy, so a massage provides a natural alternative.
Using massage methods, we can reduce the pain in your affected areas by promoting better blood flow in targeted parts of the body. While feet and legs tend to swell in the later trimesters, this can easily be alleviated with a proper massage.
Massage therapy can also help pregnant women to sleep better at night, improving sleep patterns and keeping your body and mind happy. This is essential not only to your own health, but to the continuing development of your baby.
Massage therapy isn’t just for those currently pregnant. If you’re trying for a baby, or have recently given birth, massages can help prepare your body or, alternatively, help it heal. At Dynamic Physiotherapy we can:
It is important to find a massage therapist who is well trained in prenatal massage, as they are likely to know the most common sore spots and provide effective treatment. If you think about traditional massage therapy and wonder how you will be able to lie face down during pregnancy, please discuss with your therapist. Most prenatal therapists have special set ups for this type of service to keep you comfortable.
We provide a full range of services for pregnant women, teens, adults and seniors who would like to keep in tip-top shape. Depending on where your pain and discomforts are, we can come up with a plan that works best for you. Call our Mississauga or Burlington office to book an appointment with us to discuss your needs.