Because I have a loosening of the hips, the doctor referred me to the physical therapist. I finally went today. I was a little nervous about going, not sure if it was going to really help me out. Nobody told me that deep tissue massage was part of the therapy!! If I had known that I would have asked my doctor to refer me earlier!!
All during my pregnancy I have felt so much pressure and pain in my pelvic area. I would day dream about someone jumping on my lower back anything to get rid of that pressure! On top of the pressure, my pelivc area and hips have completely loosened and sometimes I can't even walk.
It was great to go to the therapist today and get thirty minutes of deep tissue massage to relieve the pressure and strengthen the muscles. I will go twice a week and have an hour of therapy a week. I will not only do massage but will do some exercises as well.
I will also say that thank goodness that I am a more flexible than some. I was able to stretch pretty big with no pain. Imagine if I was not flexible! I am sure the pain would be worse. So if you are planning to have babies, work on your flexibility through yoga or dance. I know as soon as the baby is out, I will go back to doing yoga.
I also noticed that the baby is more relaxed as well. He hasn't kicked as much (though still moving)
So far my physical therapy sessions were a success. My hips feel relieved and relaxed. I didn't even yell when my husband made me angry. I can't wait for next week!!
So, if your doctor recommends physical therapy, go for it!