Study: Massage for healthy pregnancy & babies
Massage for healthy pregnancy
According to a study by the Touch Research Institute, women who received massage therapy reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels (stress hormone) decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group.
Massage helps mom enjoy an easier pregnancy and promotes the birth of healthy babies!
Field, T. (2010). Pregnancy and labor massage therapy. Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 177-181.