Get comfortable with prenatal massage and chiropractic care.
There is a moment during the second trimester of pregnancy when things can start to get uncomfortable. As your baby grows, your own body structure changes in major ways. Weight shifts dramatically. You walk differently. Water retention makes your ankles feel ten times their normal size. These prenatal changes can have big effects on your level of comfort, overall health, and ease of childbirth. Pregnancy is a beautiful time of life. You don’t have to suffer through it. We can help you enjoy it.
Massage out stress. Massage in oxytocin.
Oxytocin is a pregnant woman’s best friend. Also known as the touch hormone, oxytocin helps decrease stress and move you into a relaxed state. It can also help stimulate contractions and childbirth. This female hormone plays an important role from conception to delivery and prenatal massage is a great way to get more of it. We recommend beginning your pregnancy massage routine 6-8 weeks out from your due date. Years of research by midwives is showing that regular pregnancy massage during the third trimester especially leads to less pain during pregnancy and less intervention during childbirth.
Chiropractic care for pain relief and water retention.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a safe, effective way to manage pain, body structure changes, posture issues, and water retention. Sciatica, low back pain, “cankles” – these are all common ailments that women experience throughout pregnancy, but especially during the second and third trimesters. Make pregnancy wellness a priority. Pregnancy does not have to be uncomfortable. Even simple treatments like kinesio tape to drain fluid out of your ankles can have tremendous effects on your overall comfort.
Wouldn’t it be nice to lie on your belly?
If there’s one thing every pregnant woman wants to do, it’s to lie on her belly. You know what we mean if you’ve been there. As you progress through the second and third trimesters, belly sleep is a distant memory. That’s why we at Total Body Chiropractic & Massage have a special table with a drop piece that actually allows a pregnant woman to safely lie on her stomach during chiropractic treatment. Hallelujah! Of course, there are other prenatal health benefits that happen on this table. We work on problem areas and issues with many pregnant women through prenatal chiropractic care. But if you just want to try it for a minute to remember what laying on your stomach feels like, we’re okay with that too. Please note, we never use this table for massage. To avoid blood flow issues, pregnancy massage is always done side-lying.
Are you feeling uncomfortable during pregnancy? Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon specializes in prenatal massage and chiropractic care. We can help you feel your best from conception to delivery so you can enjoy this special time of life.