Prenatal Therapy

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is essential for the pregnant mother. Her systems and organs are now providing for two, and ensuring those systems are running optimally are critical for the baby's growth and development. Specific chiropractic care addresses the mother's spine and pelvis, which will change tremendously to accommodate the growing baby. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy addresses balance in the mother's spine and pelvis. When the spine or pelvis is out of balance, the diameter of a woman's pelvis is decreased. Chiropractors call this a spinal misalignment, or a 'subluxation'.

This subluxation will cause an imbalance to her pelvic muscles and ligaments. This is important because as baby grows, the pelvic ligaments will support the growing uterus. When the pelvis and ligaments are balanced, the uterus can enlarge symmetrically. When the pelvis is subluxated, the uterus will torque and reduce the maximum amount of space for the developing baby.

In some cases, this restricts the baby's movement during pregnancy, and can prevent baby from getting into the best possible position for birth.

Massage During Pregnancy

Massage during pregnancy is essential in pre and post-natal care. The mother's muscles are continually adapting to the spine's changing shape and weight distribution.

Relaxin hormone, a hormone that is secreted during pregnancy, can make joints, tendons, and ligaments, move more freely than before. It is a hormone that is necessary to accommodate a growing baby, and it assists in the timing of labour. It causes softening and lengthening of the cervix and the pubic symphysis. In addition, it also relaxes ligaments, muscles, and joint attachments of the spine, pelvis and throughout the body.

This can cause irritation and an overall feeling of instability. Low back pain, poor posture, fatigue, pregnancy headaches, dropped arches, calf cramping, and swollen hands and feet are all symptoms most pregnant women can address with massage therapy. Prenatal massage can help with skin elasticity, the prevention of stretch marks, blood and lymph circulation, and an overall sense of self-esteem and comfort with your changing body.

What To Expect

Prenatal massage at Wright's Wellness is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, we have Hydraulic tables that move up and down for easy on and off, as well as all of the necessary Prego Pillows for maximum comfort and positioning. We Pride ourselves in being one of the few Prenatal clinics in Etobicoke with over 15 years experience in all the stages of Pregnancy care including high risk pregnancies.

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