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Brunswick County Massage Therapy Great During Pregnancy

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on December 11, 2013

Brunswick County Massage Therapy Great During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, filled with exciting firsts and anticipations. What isn’t exciting about pregnancy is the normal wear and tear a woman goes through during those nine months. While nurturing the life growing inside, mom-to-be can often have to cope with discomforts such as lower back pain, limb discomfort (especially in the legs) and even sciatica. Most pregnant women know these physical pains well, but don’t know how much chiropractic care and massage therapy can help ease the discomforts associated with pregnancy.

The changes that take place in a woman’s body during pregnancy are significant. Not only does the weight and changing center of gravity from the physical presence of a fetus cause a woman’s body to create stress and pressure on the spine, and pelvis–there are also hormones in play that can frequently contribute to sore muscles and discomfort. The hormone Relaxin is a culprit in causing the late term “waddle” and in aggravating lower back pain in the third trimester. Relaxin works in a woman’s body to soften the tissues and ligaments that normally keep the pelvis more rigid, which is wonderful for aiding in delivery, but not as wonderful for the comfort level of an expectant mom in the final months of gestation.

Stress during pregnancy can also cause aches and pains in an expectant mother. Stiff muscles, and aching hips and lower back can all be made more obvious from walking, sleeping and even sitting differently than pre-pregnancy. All of which can combine to create a genuine need for spinal adjustments and quality massage therapy. Yet many moms refrain from getting the help they need from a trusted chiropractor, or massage therapist due to fears of it being unsafe during pregnancy.

Did you know there are no known contraindications when it comes to pregnancy and receiving prenatal, or postnatal chiropractic care, or massage therapy? This of course means that both are not only completely safe practices throughout a pregnancy, but that the benefits of receiving quality care could greatly improve general well being during pregnancy as well! In fact, most chiropractors and massage therapists routinely work on expectant moms and can work to alleviate many of the aches and pains that are a part of bringing a new life into the world.

Spinal adjustments throughout pregnancy can help relieve the built up pressure on spinal nerves, making a mom-to-be more comfortable and reducing the chance, or effects of sciatica. They can also help to maintain pelvic balance, making the wear and tear on a pregnant woman’s hips and lower back much less significant. Massage therapy in turn, can provide not only much needed relaxation and stress relief but also give sore muscles the care they need to stay limber and functioning properly during pregnancy.

If you are currently pregnant, there is no reason to suffer through the aches and pains of pregnancy without the help you deserve and need. Coastal Integrative Health can provide you with the finest in Brunswick County Massage Therapy and chiropractic care. Contact us today to make your appointment and see why chiropractic care and massage therapy are an expectant mother’s best friend!

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