Pregnancy is rough on a woman’s body. A woman’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy. Massage is a way to ease pain and ready the woman’s body for birth when the time comes. Bomberg Chiropractic utilizes movement-based massage for pregnant women.


What is Movement-Based Massage?

Movement-based massage is a state-of-the-art soft tissue massage technique also known as the Active Release Technique (ART). This technique can resolve issues ranging from back pain to sciatica and more. It addresses the release of scar tissue, allowing muscles to move freely and without pain. With a thorough examination of soft tissue, Bomberg Chiropractic can resolve issues to ease pain, restore function, and increase mobility.


Benefits of Movement-Based Massage for Pregnant Women

Your body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy. The additional weight of the fetus and growing abdomen causes a curvature of the spine, creating a misalignment. These changes can also cause misalignment of your pelvis, and increase the likelihood of pregnancy complications and even the need for a C-section. Back pain during pregnancy is common. Movement-based massage can alleviate pain associated with the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy.


Some of the benefits of using movement-based massage for mothers-to-be include:


●        Lower Stress

●        Lowering of Blood Pressure

●        Reduction of Muscle Tension

●        Reduction of Pain and Tenderness

●        Increased Blood Flow

●        Improved Circulation

●        Improved Flexibility

●        Reduction in Nausea


The Webster Technique in Movement-Based Massage

We utilize a chiropractic adjustment known as the Webster Technique. This method balances the mother’s pelvic muscles and reduces torsion to the uterus. The Webster Technique potentially improves fetal positioning by re-aligning the mother’s pelvis. It also improves nerve system function. This approach gives breech babies more room. To find out more about the benefits of the Webster Technique, call our chiropractic center today.


Benefits of Movement-Based Massage for the Unborn Child

As early as three months in utero, a fetus begins responding to the external environment of the mother. A mother also passes stress-related hormones and endorphins released from relaxation to the fetus. The fetus responds when the mother experiences stress as well as relaxation. When the mother feels balance and relaxation, so does the fetus. Massage increases relaxation and reduces stress from pains associated with pregnancy.


Later term pregnancy massage can also assist with the reduction of C-sections through alignment of the mother’s pelvis. Dr. Bomberg can reduce or eliminate the chance of a breech birth through massage. Through ART massage, a therapist can ease future labor by releasing muscles and allowing less pain and stress during the labor process. Babies that go through a less stressful and lengthy labor are shown to have fewer postnatal complications.


Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Bomberg Chiropractic understands the changes a woman goes through during pregnancy. We provide chiropractic care and massage to alleviate pains associated with pregnancy and ease the process of birth. A healthy mother gives the unborn child a better chance of no postnatal complications. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 763-450-1755, or you can message us at