A woman’s body undergoes so many changes throughout her pregnancy, all them with the goal of preparing her for childbirth. As miraculous as these changes in the body might be, sometimes a little help is needed to optimize your body for the experience of labor and delivery. One of the best things you can do for your pregnant body is massage therapy. We offer pre-natal massage therapy in our East Stroudsburg office and have seen the benefits it can bring to both mom and baby.
Alleviate Your Stress and Anxiety
For many mothers, preparing for baby can feel stressful. Maybe it’s your first baby and you aren’t sure what to expect or you’ve been pregnant before but aren’t sure how you’ll juggle it all. It’s natural to feel stressed, but doing what you can to alleviate that stress will be good for you and baby. Stress can actually affect the development of your baby. For moms, it can cause muscle tension, headaches, and other symptoms that make both pregnancy and your delivery more stressful. Massage therapy can help release hormones that help alleviate stress, lowering your anxiety and giving you a sense of well-being. Plus, it’s a great way to take time for yourself before the baby arrives.
Relax Muscles and Get Into Alignment
Not only is your body undergoing changes throughout your pregnancy, it’s preparing for the experiencing of labor and delivery. Massage therapy can help it get into the optimal state for this experience. Massage therapy can gently relax the muscles you’ll need for delivery and even gently shift your spine, hips, and even your baby into the optimal positions and increase your flexibility. Getting everything into the right position for labor and delivery can help create a better birthing experience.
Help You Feel More Well-Rested
Pregnancy can be exhausting, not only from the changes that your body is undergoing but also from a lack of sleep and a build up of toxins in your system. Massage therapy can help with all of this. Not only does massage therapy help alleviate the general aches and pains of pregnancy, it can help release hormones that will assist you in getting a better night’s sleep. Plus, it can help stimulate the circulation in your body to help flush toxins out and increase oxygen delivery to all parts of your body. This can help you feel more alert, too.
Dr. Anne Marie has a focus in the area of caring for pregnant moms, so you can trust that you’ll receive excellent prenatal care in our East Stroudsburg office. If you are an expectant mother, you don’t need to wait until the later stages of your pregnancy to experience the benefits of chiropractic care and massage therapy. The sooner that you start, the sooner you’ll be able to start helping you body feel it’s best all through your pregnancy. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our prenatal services and to make an appointment. You can give us a call or contact us through our website today!