Expectant Mothers Can Benefit From Chiropractic & Prenatal Massage
If ever there were a time to make taking care of your physical health and well being a priority, it would be when you are an expectant mother. As a pregnant woman, you are now not only responsible for making sure your body is healthy enough to carry a baby, but you are also responsible for getting the proper nutrients to your baby through your diet.
In the wake of this new pressure, you are probably curious as to what you can start doing in order to improve the health of you and your baby. The good news is that there are plenty of all natural lifestyle changes you can make at home that will benefit everyone’s health, without any sort of risk or complications that medications or other procedures can produce. I always recommend to people I know who are expecting to try out chiropractic care, if they aren’t already doing so.
However, I recently came across a post by Massage Envy that goes into further detail about the benefits of prenatal massage, so now I’ve started recommending that to pregnant women as well. The interesting thing to note here is that the benefits of chiropractic and prenatal massage really go hand in hand and truly complement each other. Read on to see what I mean by this.
When it comes to pregnant women, one of the most common complaints that doctors of chiropractic and masseuses alike hear is related to the aches and pains that are felt on the back and joints. This makes sense, since pregnancy forces the body to expand at a relatively quick rate, which puts a lot of stress and strain on a woman’s muscles and joints. As the pregnancy grows, so does the amount of pressure being put on the body. This often leads to discomfort, pain, and soreness in various areas of the body, especially the lower back and the joints of the legs.
Chiropractic and prenatal massage work to reduce pain and stiffness by promoting blood circulation and reducing inflammation in the body. What’s more is that scientists have shown that both chiropractic adjustments and prenatal massages have been shown to release serotonin and endorphins intothe body, which are the chemicals that are responsible for developing feelings of happiness while also relieving pain. It is a good idea for expectant mothers to set up an appointment with their local branch of The Joint clinics, for an affordable and relaxing entryway to a life that can potentially have reduced pain and increased health.