The health team at back to wellness centre works together to provide the best possible care in a compassionate and professional health care environment. Pregnancy Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life yet at certain periods it can also be very stressful physically, chemically and emotionally.  Physically there are many changes which need to occur as your body adapts to the growing baby.  As long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus create and equal suspension for the fetus. Many women have endured physical stresses even before being pregnant and these pre existing conditions can manifest or even exacerbate lower back problems, sciatica, migraines, etc.  If the pelvis is out of alignment, this eventually leads to diminished space for the developing baby as well as making it difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery.  Chiropractors can help with aligning the pelvis which restores better balance and function to the nerves and muscles focused on delivery. Because nutrition is key for a successful pregnancy and for a healthy mom and baby our ND’s offer nutritional and supplement guidance for our patients through their term and are ready to prescribe natural medications for ailments where pharmaceutical drugs are not an option or not preferred. We can assist you through relentless heartburn, hay fever, headaches, digestive concerns, and more; and all with natural and professional products. Equipped with an advanced massage therapy treatment table and pregnancy support cushions, our registered massage therapist addresses the various discomforts of pregnancy and preexisting chronic pains. Sciatica, hip pain, low backache, injuries are just a few conditions that are approached in a professional and safe environment. Infant massage is a wonderful way to interact and strengthen the bond between you and your baby.  It not only provides a soothing and relaxing experience for you and your child – it has health benefits too. Infant massage is great in relieving pain such as chest congestion, sinus congestion, and colitis. Mucus build up in the lungs can be “broken up” through massage and thus help to free up the passage of air in the lungs. The discomfort of colitis can be reduced by gentle stroking of the abdomen in order to release trapped pockets of gas. Infant massage also helps to enhance the neurological development of the child. Continuous stimulation of the skin speeds up brain myelination – a process that increases the speed of neuron firing in the brain. It also helps to enhance circulation and increases the hours in which a child will sleep. Physical contact also helps to increase a baby’s awareness of its surroundings. Learn how to give your infant a massage from one of our Registered Massage Therapists and experience all the benefits it can offer you and your baby. Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey that involves unique physical changes in the body.   Stress reduction, headaches, sore feet, calf cramps, constipation, pain due to muscle imbalance and joint laxity are only a few of the pregnancy related complaints treated with massage therapy.  Pregnancy can also induce thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome.  Early intervention or relief of varicosities can be addressed with massage therapy.  Lymphatic drainage can decrease swelling.   During a massage appointment education about pregnancy related pain, postural changes, and labour preparation are also offered.   Massage therapy can decrease anxiety and empower a mother throughout her pregnancy.  Personalized home care is offered to stretch and strengthen key muscles for optimal health before, during and after pregnancy.