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Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal Massage: Relief and Relaxation

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We are expecting… I’m sure other women have felt the same when I say that pregnancy can be a very demanding time. As a chiropractor it was a no brainer that I would be choosing to receive both chiropractic and massage therapy treatments throughout my pregnancy. But not everyone knows about the benefits of receiving care throughout pregnancy and some may even be hesitant or have questions about how a pregnant woman can be treated. Today I will share my experience and give you some more information about the benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy. First and foremost massage therapy can help relieve back, muscle and sciatic nerve pain. Hooray! Pregnancy alters a women’s posture significantly and that posture can’t be changed until the birth of the baby. But treatments can help prevent and manage such aches and pains common Read More

In the Home Stretch

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You are anxiously awaiting the pitter patter of tiny feet, but you are having a hard time preparing the nest because of back pain. You are most definitely not alone. Weight gain during pregnancy places stress on the back, feet, ankles, and knees. As the baby grows, the abdominal muscles become stretched, and their tone and strength is reduced. Pregnancy weight also causes your centre of gravity to shift forward. As a result, there is an increase in the pressure on the discs and joints of the lower back and pelvis, which now work overtime to keep you upright and balanced. Starting with adequate rest will help restore your energy, and give your back a chance to relax. You may try lying on your left side as it has been shown to reduce the weight of the uterus on large Read More