Prenatal Massage Therapy
During pregnancy, the body undergoes an extensive array of changes in order to make space for your growing baby. As the bones and soft tissues adjust to accommodate the added weight and size of the baby, you can start to experience tight muscles, sore or swollen joints, leg cramping, sciatica, headaches, round ligament pain, inflammation, poor circulation, and much more.
In addition to the physical symptoms, the sudden influx of hormones can cause stress, tension, mood swings, and inadequate sleep. Allowing all these things to persist can distract from the joy that you want to experience during pregnancy; massage therapy is a safe and effective way to deal with these issues.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Massage therapy has a wide array of benefits during pregnancy, allowing the body to function and change without as many symptoms. Studies have shown that prenatal massage is not only beneficial for the mother, but also for the baby. Below is a list containing some of the benefits:
- Improves circulation
- Decreases inflammation and soreness
- Restores range of motion
- Reduces stress, depression, and tension
- Reduces risk of postpartum depression
- Improves sleep
- Shorter labor times
- Reduces pain during labor
- Enhances immune system
- Improve newborn health
- Reduce prematurity
- Increased birthweight
- Lower mother and baby cortisol levels
- Reduced prenatal complications
Prenatal Massage at Club West
The trained therapists at Club West Chiropractic use state of the art equipment and methods in order to alleviate these conditions and offer a relaxing experience that will help you feel like yourself again. We have breakaway belly tables and pillow placement allow us to give soothing, face down massages. Our therapists are medically trained in massage and stretching techniques such as active release techniques, progressive muscle relaxation techniques, deep tissue trigger point therapy, and more. These methods lengthen the muscles, improve the oxygenation of the soft tissues, and smooth out trigger points to restore range of motion so you can resume your normal activities without discomfort.
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Insurance and Payment
Some insurance companies, Health Savings Accounts, and Flex Spending Accounts will cover massage therapy when ordered by a physician. At Club West Chiropractic of Blaine, MN, we help to make sure you maximize your insurance benefits. Our staff will run your insurance benefits prior to your massage and will explain your benefits to you in detail. Please keep in mind, that no benefits are guaranteed until the claims are processed. If you want to know for certain whether or not your massage therapy is covered, you will have to call and verify with your insurance company.