Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage. Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Massages during pregnancy have often received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding their safety and purpose. Modern investigation and research has shown that prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration.
- -Pregnant moms have muscle pain and stress just as much as the rest of us and massage can help with both physical and emotional relaxation
- -a massage during pregnancy can be a useful tool for prenatal care as long as it's given careful consideration and is done by a qualified therapist
- - prenatal massage can help reduce joint and muscle swelling, regulate hormone levels, improve nerve pain, decrease signs of depression, reduce anxiety, and help with birth and labor
"Pregnant moms have muscle pain and stress just as much as the rest of us and massage can help with both physical and emotional relaxation."