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Pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes major physiological, structural and emotional changes during pregnancy.

Some women experience muscle and joint pain. Stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue can also be problematic for pregnant women.

Pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain has an impact on daily life for many women. A recent study has shown this type of pain is prevalent in 72% of pregnant women.

RMT Treatment

Registered Massage Therapists may help:

  • Reduce general muscle tension and pain
  • Decrease stress, depression and anxiety
  • Improve mood and sleep
  • Decrease back and pelvic pain
  • Reduce headaches
  • Manage symptoms of edema & sciatica

Selected Research:

Hall, H., Cramer, H., Sundberg, T., Ward, L., Adams, J., Moore, C., & … Lauche, R. (2016). The effectiveness of complementary manual therapies for pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Medicine, 95(38), 1-10.
Hollenbach, D., Broker, R., Herlehy, S., & Stuber, K. (2013). Non-pharmacological interventions for sleep quality and insomnia during pregnancy: A systematic review. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 57(3), 260–270.