Benefits of Massage: Helps to relieve stress, studies show high levels of stress in the maternal body can cause distress in the fetus
- Release endorphins that lower pain and promote a sense of well, being making pregnancy and eventually labor a positive experience- R. Turner Ph. D. University of California San Francisco
- Mayo Clinic states that helps relieve back pain as well as stress and anxiety
- Supports woman’s physiology improving hormonal function and supports healthy development of the placenta and baby
- Helps reduce leg and foot pain from swelling, According to 2010 Internal Journal of Nursing Practice- “Leg and Foot massage actually decrease circumference of pregnant women’s leg by reducing edema”.