Wheaton Chiropractor: Prenatal Massage
Many pregnant women report reduced swelling and a significant decrease in back and joint pain as well as a reduction in muscle tension and headaches with qualified prenatal massage therapy.Studies have shown that certain stress hormone levels are significantly reduced, resulting in decreased anxiety and improved sleep patterns, when massage therapy techniques are carefully adapted to the concerns of pregnant women. From our Wheaton chiropractic clinic, our certified Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center therapists provide safe and soothing prenatal massage that offers a range of health benefits to both mother and her developing baby.
Is Prenatal Massage Therapy Safe?
Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center works in coordination with your medical doctor to evaluate your specific prenatal condition and to ensure your ultimate safety and comfort. Since a woman’s blood volume may increase significantly during pregnancy, certain methods such as deep tissue massage should be completely avoided due to the possible unpredictable effects on blood pressure. Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center massage therapists always use a safety-first approach and are well trained in providing only approved prenatal massage techniques that are designed for complete relaxation and soothing comfort following personalized assessments at our Wheaton clinic.
What to Expect at a Prenatal Massage Therapy Appointment
Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center takes extra special care to ensure your security and protection during prenatal massage. Our attentive massage therapists will gently assist you into a comfortable position on a special table equipped with soft and comfortable cushions to ensure complete support and to avoid any strain on the pelvis and lower back. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, clients are positioned on either the back or side according to comfort. Certain areas of the body are specifically avoided during prenatal massage for the protection of both mother and baby with extra attention given instead to areas that are most affected such as the feet and lower back. Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center prenatal massage therapists also provide suggestions for better mobility and posture to improve sleep and keep the lower back pain-free.
Advice & Relief of Everyday Symptoms During Pregnancy
To benefit fully from your appointment with a Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center prenatal massage therapist, feel free to discuss any symptoms and concerns that may include the following:
Headaches during pregnancy can be relieved by a gentle and soothing massage focused on the head, neck and shoulder area.
Muscle tension from carrying the extra weight of your developing baby is gently alleviated with a range of adapted massage therapy techniques including mild stimulation of the lymph glands to clear away toxins and encourage healthy blood flow in affected areas.
Stress and anxiety caused by an increase in certain hormone levels during pregnancy can be countered with safe and effective prenatal massage therapy techniques that actually stimulate your body’s natural production of anti-stress and pain reducing hormones.
Safe Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Prenatal massage and carefully adapted chiropractic techniques from Action Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center specialists can provide a range of benefits and address pregnancy related symptoms to ensure the well-being of both mother and child. Contact our Wheaton clinic for more information today.