Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy
Relieves muscle spasms, cramps associated
with the stress of extra weight bearing and physical changes that occur
Reduces stress and teaches the mother to
relax. Relaxation is one of the keys to labor and delivery.
Gestation processed enhanced through increasing
blood circulation, lymph circulation, reducing edema, increasing cellular
Provides emotional support and physical nurturing;
this may be passed on to the baby
Assists in reducing the stress in the weight
bearing joints and musculoskeletal structures.
- Helps maximize breathing capacity which
is needed during labor and delivery.