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Generalised Muscular Pain in Pregnancy

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Generalised Muscular Pain in Pregnancy


Muscle pains and discomfort during pregnancy can cause wide-ranging issues from leg cramps through to neck and shoulder pain and/or lower back pain. Lower back pain often involves a muscular component just like neck and shoulder pain.

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Massage and soft tissue work can help resolve and eek out these gathering tensions as the unique demands of pregnancy ensue. Massage benefits in several ways;

  • Helps with low-back pain and improves range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
  • Exercise and stretches weak, tight muscles.
  • Increases joint flexibility.
  • Lessens anxiety and decreases fatigue and helps sleep
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Relieve headaches.


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