The benefits of massage therapy are well proven, yet few pregnant women think of booking an appointment with a therapist to relieve their pregnancy-related symptoms. At Ottawa-Carleton Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Center, we know all about the many advantages of prenatal massages. Read on to find out more!
Pregnancy discomforts that can be treated with massage therapy
Muscle tension, heartburn, insomnia—pregnancy definitely comes with its downsides. Luckily, these unpleasant side effects can be alleviated with massage therapy. Getting a massage while pregnant can:
1. Promote restful sleep
2. Lessen anxiety
3. Reduce pain
4. Alleviate depression
5. Renew energy
6. Stimulate blood circulation
7. Aid in digestion and elimination
8. Relieve acid reflux
9. Reduce nausea
10. Improve breathing and oxygen circulation
Are there any dangers associated with prenatal massages?
If you are going through a high-risk pregnancy (due to gestational diabetes, Rh disease, HIV, hypertension, heart disease, your age, or having twins, for example), or if you have had previous miscarriages or premature births, check with your doctor before booking a massage.
If your pregnancy is normal, you can get a massage as often as you want. Just make sure that you call on an accredited member of a reputable massage therapist association.
We have built a competent, solid and professional team at Ottawa-Carleton Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Center. Our registered massage therapists always evaluate a patient’s condition before proceeding with treatment.
Our team of experienced massage therapists are specially trained to alleviate symptoms associated with pregnancy throughout the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Contact us!