Bellingham Massage Clinic offers Bellingham Pregnancy Massage. Pregnancy massage can be a wonderful way to further your body while pregnant. It can be done safely, barring any serious conditions, at any point in your pregnancy. Simple guidelines and sites of caution can be discussed before the massage. As with most massages, it can be a wonderful experience, leaving you feeling more rested, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Depending on your desires, massage can even become a regular part of your pre and postpartum care. Many insurances cover pregnancy massage. This type of massage is meant to be healing both body and mind, and when your entire being is going through many changes in a relatively short period of time, it can be a wonderful alternative to just “toughing it out”.
There are a few things you can expect with pregnancy massage. You can lay face down on the table as long as you are comfortable unless you are instructed otherwise by your doctor. After your pregnant belly has grown quite a bit, you will alternate laying on your sides and back. Depending on your comfort and the progression of your pregnancy, you may spend more time on one side versus the other or none on your back if your abdominal aorta or the inferior vena cava ends up being impinged. We will always work within your comfort level and with any directions given by your doctor.
Common to pregnancy are the following:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Low back pain
- Swelling in hands and feet
- General achiness
Pregnancy massage can benefit all of those and more. One thing to understand is that symptoms that come with pregnancy might not fully resolve until after you’ve given birth. Massage helps to maintain or decrease the symptoms for the duration of your pregnancy. Prenatal massage helps to give respite to your quickly changing physiology. Pregnancy massage is beneficial and can make the pregnancy easier by simply keeping your stress levels down. Doctors preach less stress while pregnant, why not get a massage to help?
For further questions about Bellingham Pregnancy Massage at Bellingham Massage Clinic please give us a call at 360-990-6459.