Relief for Prenatal Aches and Pains
During pregnancy your body experiences a multitude of changes. As your uterus expands with the weight of the growing baby, there is more stress on your back, neck, shoulders and abdominal muscles. An aching lower back is a common sensation for many pregnant women, while others may experience aching legs, sore hips, swelling and/or insomnia.
Prenatal massage therapy is a wonderful way to cope with these adjustments and ease the discomfort. A massage during pregnancy brings about a sense of well being through relaxation.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
- Soothes tired and tense muscles
- Improves sleep
- Relieves muscle cramps, spasms and tension in the lower back, neck, hips and legs
- Reduces the release of stress hormones
- Reduces heart rate and blood pressure
- Improves blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling (edema)
- Can improve labour outcome and ease pain
Our therapists are professionally trained prenatal massage therapists in Vancouver who understand the needs of a pregnant body, what techniques to use and how to safely massage it to alleviate some of the discomfort. They recognize the importance of positioning the body during a pregnancy massage not only for comfort, but also for you and your baby’s well-being.
Our prenatal massage therapists are happy to share their expertise in other aspects of prenatal care, from abdominal exercises to sleeping positions to postural correction. They are also trained in postnatal massage.
A body cushion system is used to allow you to lie flat and fully supported during the treatment. Lying on your stomach will allow for a deeper massage to relieve a sore back.
Contact us to make an appointment for your pregnancy massage in Vancouver.