Massage Therapy During Pregnancy – By Madeleine Ganly, Registered Massage Therapist
Massage therapy as a standalone treatment, or as part of an integrated treatment plan including physiotherapy or chiropractic care, can be beneficial for many conditions. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints.
Massage therapy during pregnancy can be especially helpful in: promoting sleep, relieving aches and pains, reducing swelling, managing stress and anxiety.
In addition to your time on the massage table, a prenatal massage at Trent Health in Motion includes an initial health history intake, assessment of your primary complaint and home exercises tailored to your needs.
Your registered massage therapist is also happy to provide you and your partner/support person with helpful massage tips to get you through labour more comfortably and make referrals to other healthcare professionals to keep you feeling your best pre and postnatal.