Massage and Pregnancy

A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy.  Unfortunately, a lot of these changes can be very uncomfortable, even painful, to the expecting mother.  The good news is that our Edmonds chiropractor can help; massage therapy can not only be perfectly safe during pregnancy, even when medication may not be a good idea, but it also carries the following benefits that the pregnant woman is sure to appreciate:

  • Relief from Back Pain and Leg Pain: The increased weight of your developing baby is putting new strain on your spine and legs.  Massage can break up the knots that develop and restore comfort to your back.

  • Relaxation: It’s a scientific fact that massage can relieve stress.  It decreases your levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress, while simultaneously increasing your levels of the feel-good hormones, serotonin and dopamine.

  • Decreased Depression: It’s common for pregnant woman to feel depression during the course of their pregnancy.  Massage has a proven ability to decrease the symptoms of depression.

  • Improved Sleep: Pregnancy can disrupt your normal sleep patterns, and massage can help to alleviate this.  In turn, better sleep will further contribute to conquering your anxiety and fighting any pain you may be feeling.