What is Prenatal Extended Manual Therapy?
Prenatal Extended Manual Therapy relaxes tense muscles, eases sore spots, improves circulation and mobility, and just makes you feel good! Most importantly, it’s tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, so our licensed therapists adjust their techniques accordingly.
How do I lie down on the table?
Some women find it uncomfortable to lay face down right from the start of pregnancy because of their tender, swollen breasts. Also, you can’t lay face down on the traditional massage table because your belly button has started to grow or protrude. On the other hand, it’s not necessarily advisable to lie flat on your back either, particularly once your past mid-pregnancy, because the weight of your uterus puts too much pressure on the vein that returns blood from your legs to your heart.
For these reasons, SDSR has specially designed pads with hollowed out areas made to accommodate growing bellies and breasts for maximum comfort while you’re treating.
How can Prenatal Extended Manual Therapy help me?
There is some evidence that Prenatal Extended Manual Therapy helps patients who suffer from love back pain and chronic headaches by decreasing stress and promoting relaxation.
Carrying a baby changes your center of gravity, and therefore puts a lot of stress on your low back, neck, shoulders, and abdominal muscles. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, which changes your posture and pulls your pelvis forward. In addition to the extra weight you carry during pregnancy, and you may find your self with an aching lower back!
Our licensed Massage Therapists know where a pregnant woman is most likely to suffer from soreness, and may be able to provide some much-needed relief to these areas. Additionally, they know what areas and techniques are best to be avoided during a pregnancy. As ever, it is imperative that you communicate with your therapist, letting them know where you need attention. Let them know right away if anything during your Prenatal Extended Manual Therapy session-including your positioning-causes you any discomfort!
We pride ourselves on the ability to make your pregnancy as pain free and pleasant as possible with treatment plans that are tailored to YOUR needs.
Call us today for a Complimentary Consultation, so that we can assess your needs and get you on track to the best possible care before, during, and after pregnancy!
Mission Valley Office: (858) 573-0550
Oceanside Office: (760)630-8400
We can’t wait to see you at your next appointment! Have a wonderful weekend!