Get pregnancy massage therapy in Kitsilano
If you’re looking for pregnancy massage therapy in Kitsilano, Alpine Massage is the clinic for you. Around half of all pregnant women experience some form of pain during their pregnancy. While for some this is fleeting and mild, for others the pain can be more severe and debilitating. Massage therapy has been shown to be an effective way to manage pregnancy pain. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how massage can help, and we’ll also discuss some of the other benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy.
One of the most common symptoms in early pregnancy is nausea. Massage can help to ease nausea by promoting relaxation and improving circulation. While it may not eliminate nausea completely, it can be a bit of relief (even if temporarily) from the discomfort of morning sickness.
Another very common area of discomfort during pregnancy is low back and hip pain. This can be caused by a variety of reasons: an increase in the hormone Relaxin, which relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis, weight changes and a change in centre of gravity. Massage can help provide relief by loosening tight muscles and improving range of motion. In addition, massage can help to reduce swelling by stimulating the lymphatic system and promoting drainage. As a result, massage therapy can be an effective way to alleviate common pregnancy pains.
Getting a massage while pregnant might sound like a good idea, but you might be wondering “how the heck am I going to lay on my stomach for a massage?!”. This is where pregnancy pillows come in. They provide support and space for you to lay in a prone position (on your stomach) so that you can enjoy all the many benefits of massage therapy while pregnant. Alternatively, if pregnancy pillows just don’t feel comfortable, side-lying is another option. This position allows you to lay on your side with pillows for support.
If you’re pregnant, give massage a try. It can help alleviate aches and pains, make you feel better, and improve your mood. Not to mention, it’s a great way to relax and de-stress. So go ahead and book that prenatal massage today! Have a look at our wonderful team of RMT’s here. For pregnancy massage therapy in Kitsilano, look no further than Alpine Massage.