If you are suffering from a sore back and aching feet during pregnancy, Dr. Michael Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield, CA can help.
What is Prenatal Massage Therapy?
During pregnancy, expecting mothers experience aches and pains that are unique to the stresses of bearing a child. However, mothers are vulnerable to more stress and injury when pregnant, so massage therapy during pregnancy has to be particularly careful of placing stress on the child and the mother.
Reducing stress during therapy might include laying the mother on the side to reduce pressure on the abdomen and uterus. A chiropractor who specializes in prenatal massage will consider the health of the mother, their level of risk, and can see symptoms of blood clots and varicose veins prior to initiating a massage.
Prenatal massage therapy does not use deep tissue massage. Focusing on low-risk, but high-need areas like the feet and back, your Fairfield, CA chiropractor will use gentle but substantial pressure to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and soothe inflamed nerves.
Dr. Wilson focuses his practice on freeing clients from pain by considering the whole person, including not just the physical needs and symptoms, but the emotional ones as well. For expecting mothers, the whole person technique is especially vital for providing the best possible treatment.
What Can Prenatal Massage Therapy Do For You?
After assessing your level of risk, health conditions, and perhaps after receiving the all-clear from other health professionals like your gynecologist and obstetrician, your chiropractor will listen to pain complaints and focus the massage on high-need areas to achieve the most benefit at the lowest risk.
Prenatal massage can produce benefits like:
-Reduced pain from sciatica
-Reduce back, joint, and foot pain
-Fewer and less severe headaches
-Improved Depression and Anxiety
Expecting and new mothers experience depression and anxiety in much greater proportions compared to the rest of the population. Perhaps one reason pregnant mothers suffer emotionally is that physical pain worsens emotional symptoms. Prenatal massage therapy can treat the cause of anxiety and depression by reducing pain associated with inflammation.
Through gentle, specialized massage, Dr. Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield, CA can help you experience relief from your physical and emotional symptoms with little to no risk to the baby. Call (707) 426-1111 to schedule an appointment today.