For the last month I have been seeing a massage therapist, acupuncturist, and chiropractor.
For me it’s not because I am pregnant – but some of it was caused when I was pregnant.
Oh Carpel Tunnel – my nemesis. Add in a little bit of horrible posture, cut off to proper blood circulation, enter numb hands!
BUT it’s getting better, which means that by the time April comes when I am suppose to meet the Carpel Tunnel surgeon I may not have to actually go and have the Carpel Tunnel surgery.
However this got me thinking, why didn’t I utilize all or some of these treatment’s when I was pregnant?????
Massage, acupuncture, or chiropractic adjustments are a great way to relieve the aches and pain that come along with pregnancy. With all that added weight that your body takes on there is pressure on all parts of yours body, these options can be a great way to ease that discomfort. With 2/3 of pregnant ladies experiencing morning sickness one or all of these services can also be an option to aid in relieving that nasty feeling of nausea. Also, if you are past your due date, these options can also be used as an effective method for potentially starting the process of labour. (Just make sure the person(s) that you seek out for these treatment’s are qualified and experienced in these particular areas)
I also think it is important to mention that massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments can assist with depression be it if you use it as a independent treatment or in conjunction with the aid of medication. During my second pregnancy there was a period where I experienced some Antepartum depression. Looking back now, I could have really benefitted from one or all of these treatments during that difficult time.
So who do I see for these services???
My acupuncturist/massage therapist’s name is Holly. She works out of Larocque Health Center(10049-81 Ave NW) and she is awesome!!! If you are in the market for a massage therapist/acupuncturist you can call (780) 433-9828 to book an appointment with Holly.
My chiropractor is Dr. Kris from Live Well Chiropractic. Both Dr. Kris and his wife Dr. Jenney own/work in the practice. The first thing you see when you walk into clinic is various patients holding signs saying what they have been relieved from. With me being a visual person I enjoy seeing those personal real life stories! You can check out Live Well Chiropractic on their website here: http://www.livewelledmonton.com/
On a tight budget???
A more cost effective option for those that are looking for services but maybe don’t have benefits to offset the costs you can access the MacEwan student clinics for massage & acupuncture. (I am still on a look out for chiropractor schools but have yet to find anything)
To inquire/book an appointment for massage:
Email: [email protected]
To inquire/book an appointment for acupuncture:
Until next time have a great day!!!