Category Archives: Massage

Optimizing pain relief during pregnancy with chiropractic and massage

An article in the August 2013 issue of the Canadian Family Physician (Official Journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada) discusses the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic and massage therapy for pain relief during pregnancy.  As pregnant women move into their second and third trimesters, their centers of mass shift forward, causing a change in spinal… Read More »

Massage for premature infants

Premature infants lack the tactile stimulation they would have otherwise experienced in the womb. Infant massage is a developmentally supportive intervention that has been documented for several decades to have a positive effect on both full term and preterm infants. In a recent study, 32 infants received massage therapy by their mothers compared to a control group that… Read More »