What is prenatal massage?
Prenatal massage has many of the same goals as regular massage therapy – To improve circulation and mobility, ease pain and soreness, relax tense or strained muscles, and as well of course; simply make you feel better. In the case of massage during pregnancy, studies are showing that it can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, regulate hormones, decrease the swelling of joints (Edema), and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
A registered massage therapist trained in prenatal massage adjusts their techniques accordingly to the specific needs of pregnant women. They know what areas to focus on and what areas to avoid to maximize the benefits of a session.
Read this excellent article from the American Pregnancy Association about how qualified prenatal massage can improve overall prenatal health for many pregnant women.
Broadway Wellness is a friendly community clinic providing services in the Fairview district near Broadway & Oak in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Our multi-disciplinary clinic offers Vancouver Registered Massage Therapy, Vancouver Chiropractic Care with Network Spinal Analysis, and Naturopathic Medicine.