Prenatal Massage Therapy at Inspired Life Chiropractic & Wellness
Being pregnant can be one of the most exciting times of a woman's life. However, pregnancy can also bring with it physical and emotional stress. Chiropractic care can be beneficial for pregnant women to provide some much-needed pain relief and relaxation. At Inspired Life Chiropractic & Wellness, our team of chiropractors and massage therapists make it our mission to help you feel your best throughout pregnancy. We offer professional prenatal massage therapy and chiropractic care to help you through this exciting yet physically demanding time in your life.
What Is Prenatal Massage Therapy?
Prenatal massage therapy has many benefits for pregnant women. According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal massage therapy can:
- Improve hormone regulation
- Reduce swelling in the joints and feet, which is common in pregnancy
- Improve nerve pain such as sciatica since during pregnancy, the sciatic nerve might be compressed
- Reduce back pain due to carrying the baby in later trimesters
- Improve circulation
- Reduce stress and anxiety that can arise from hormones or life stressors
- Reduce headaches that can result from muscle tension and stiffness
There are many methods for prenatal massage therapy, including Swedish massage, spinal adjustments to correct pelvic alignment, and manipulation of the musculoskeletal system.
How We Can Help
Our trained chiropractic staff and massage therapists can help determine if prenatal massage therapy can be beneficial for you and your child. Certain conditions might mean you should avoid prenatal massage therapy, including:
- Pre-eclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy
- High-risk pregnancies
- Recently having given birth
- Previous pre-term labor
If our staff determines that you will benefit from massage therapy, we can begin treatment at any time during the second and third trimesters. Our trained staff can provide prenatal massage therapy, cupping therapy, deep tissue therapy, hot stone massage therapy, and more to ensure a relaxing experience during a treatment session.
Massages can be as often, and for however many weeks you'd like. Studies show that just two massage sessions a week for five weeks reduces stress and improves hormone regulation in pregnant women. It's generally recommended massages occur at least once a month. However, our team will create a treatment schedule that's right for you.
Visit Us for Prenatal Care from Our Chiropractors in Tucson
If you're a mom-to-be, prenatal massage therapy can help reduce your stress and have a better pregnancy experience. Reach out to us at Inspired Life Chiropractic & Wellness to get some much-needed pain relief and relaxation today! Call us at (520) 390-2966 to learn more about how our various non-invasive services can benefit you and your family.