Massage during pregnancy can be a special time for you to relax and connect with your baby, relieving some of the discomforts that may be experienced during pregnancy.
There are multiple research studies that show the benefits of pregnancy massage. According to a study by the University Of Miami School Of Medicine suggests that pregnancy massage can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains and improve labour outcomes. Massage techniques can also address many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
In another study of pregnancy massage, researchers found that pregnancy massage decreased levels of cortisol and noradrenaline (stress hormones)and increased levels of the “feel-good” hormones serotonin and dopamine. These hormones not only make you feel relaxed, calm, balanced and recharged, but the same effect is also passed on to your growing baby. Evidence points strongly to pregnancy massage health benefits when incorporated into regular prenatal care.
Other potential benefits of pregnancy massage:
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