Prenatal Massage in Gig Harbor
Are you looking for a prenatal massage in Gig Harbor? Pregnancy is both a miracle and hard on the mother's body. Prenatal massage is a way for the mother to pamper herself while minimizing the associated discomforts that often come with pregnancy. Not only does it relieve stress but it is targeted to areas that are normal for pain.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage in Gig Harbor WA
Prenatal massages commonly provide relief for low back pain, neck stiffness, leg cramping/swelling and headaches. The massage therapist at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center will also work on the mother's weight bearing joints.
Physiological benefits for the mother include improved blood circulation and relax muscular tension allowing for better sleep, decreased anxiety and assist in the relief of depression.
Pregnant women are positioned in a comfortable side position and are given cushions for comfort and support to avoid any extra physical strain while the massage is taking place. This is to avoid discomfort from tender breasts while lying face down and traditional massage tables are not designed for woman with bellies to lay face down.
Also, depending on what stage of pregnancy the mother is in the massage therapist may incorporate other techniques such as Swedish massage or Reflexology.
Prenatal massage can provide relief from:
- Back pain
- Muscle tension/stiffness
- Hip pain
- And much more!
Communication with your massage therapist at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center is very important. Mother's with low risk pregnancies have to opportunity to benefit in numerous ways through various types of massages. If a mother does have a high risk pregnancy, it is advised to consult with their doctor or midwife prior to receiving therapy.
Our team at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center in Gig Harbor can help you set up your prenatal massage today.