Pregnancy, Massage, and Lower Back Pain in Vista California
If you suffer from lower back pain and think massage therapy may help, contact us. We are located in San Marcos, CA and have several clients from nearby Vista.
Pregnancy, Massage, and Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is perhaps one of the most common complaints during pregnancy. The center of gravity for the body is completely different, and this often leads to spinal misalignment. Although massage is generally considered safe during pregnancy, experts recommend waiting until after the first trimester.
Back pain will likely be worse later in the pregnancy and the client may be more comfortable with her body in the later trimesters. Pregnancy massages are conducted in a side-lying position with support for the stomach and Swedish is the massage type recommended for pregnancy.
Low Back Pain and Time Constraints
If you’re experiencing low back pain but absolutely can’t get to your massage therapist, there are exercises you can do on your own that will temporarily alleviate your discomfort.
In addition to the direct benefits that massage provides in alleviating lower back pain, there are ancillary benefits. Massage stimulates the blood flow to the area, it also stimulates the lymphatic system. When the blood flow increases, the injured area receives more nutrients and oxygen, so it heals faster. Increasing the efficacy of the lymphatic system means that metabolic waste that is generated by the healing process will be removed faster, which will also expedite the healing process.
Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in American, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It is the opinion of the American Massage Therapy Association, or AMTA, that massage therapy is effective in alleviating lower back pain and this has been substantiated by numerous studies.
If You’re Suffering From Low Back Pain….
Don’t continue to suffer. Make an appointment with your massage therapist and let him or her work out your kinks, knots, and crinkles so that you’re back to your energetic and pain-free self.