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Pregnancy Pains and you

Wherever you turn, there’s a book, article or website explaining the aches and pains of pregnancy.

You may not have noticed them before you were pregnant, but now they’re a constant reminder that the aches and pains in your back, abdomen, groin area and thighs are just symptoms you should get used to. ‘As your uterus expands…’ this and ‘pelvic bone pressure…’ that. But pain doesn’t need to be part of your daily life.

In fact, at Soothicity, we believe it should not be, and we’d like to talk to you about how massage can help alleviate and prevent pain.

Many women have backaches and aching near the pelvic bone due to increased weight and loosening joints. Your body is moving and morphing to carry and protect another life. Some women also develop Sciatica, the pain that runs from the lower back down one leg to the knee, or foot. It can make it difficult to move, difficult to stay still, and mostly it’s incredibly painful in between.

Everyone experiences these pains differently and, for some, the pain can be quite debilitating.

The cartilage which separates the left and right sides of the pelvic bone is called the symphysis pubis. In some cases the relaxin hormone is released from around 20 weeks of pregnancy, causing the ligaments and cartilage to relax and this can cause feelings of instability in the hips and pain in the groin and hips on movements such as walking, standing for longer periods, climbing stairs and turning over in bed. There can also be instability in the sacroiliac joints at the back of the pelvis.

Massage – deep tissue massage around the thighs, groin and hips to ease the tension and pain in the muscles

You shouldn’t have to suffer through your pregnancy, and regular massages can help prepare your body for the extra weight and changes it’s going through. This is not an ‘overnight’ miracle cure, but an effective way of dealing with the pain and preventing further discomfort in the future.

HOW MASSAGE HELPS:- • reduces pain due to SPD as well as general pregnancy aches • relieves muscle tension and imbalances • relieves joint pain • increases supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues • promotes relaxation • helps to regulate hormone levels • increases production of endorphins which are natural pain relievers through stimulation of the skin • helps to mobilisation and realignment of the pelvis to ease pain and stabilise the pelvis • postnatally helps to realign the pelvis and correct postural imbalance


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