Belly binding, belly belts and wraps... There is so many out there that can overwhelm you and sometimes even misguide you where later you may if felt like you’ve wasted your money and feel like they ideally didn’t serve its purpose.
But after personally and professionally doing research and taking endless workshops, I’m here to tell you that the belly binding and belly belts do not serve postpartum mamas anything positive.
Two years ago after giving birth to my son, I spent $100 EACH on a belly belt and bengkung belly wrap. I discovered that as both gave me great relief, they also caused more harm than good down the road in my postpartum healing. In fact, they taught me poor core posture which in turn leaves you using more of you upper extremities (neck and ribcage) and lower back. Once you lose your core, you lose everything, especially pelvic floor function. But there’s hope with seeing a pelvic floor PT and RockTape!
During pregnancy low back, hip and pelvic discomforts are often common complaints in the final stretch of pregnancy.
These discomforts, although temporary are due to the increased amount of hormonal changes creating laxity in the joints in preparation for birth and the increased weight of the growing baby adding pressure to ligaments, muscles and nerves in the woman’s core; these discomforts can sometimes be unbearable for the expectant mother.
Being uncomfortable during this time makes it hard to sleep, and move and be active, creating frustration and fatigue. RockTape provides a drug-free alternative way to alleviate these common pregnancy discomforts, in an easy and affordable way.
What does it do?
A simple belly belt and sling can be applied by your RockTape practitioner. This application will help retrain your brain, fascia and muscles to lift and support your bump, distribute the weight of the baby evenly, reduce pressure on nerves and ligaments, stimulate muscles for improved posture and improve circulation in restricted areas even in the fourth trimester.
Wanna know more? Contact us to book your appointment today! Stay tuned for our FREE August education special with First Health in Southern Pines,NC.
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