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Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage is a treatment that is often overlooked in the western world but is extremely beneficial for the mother to be.  Some of the benefits to receiving regular prenatal massage throughout the pregnancy include:

* Contributes to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays.
*Eases backaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be caused by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight.
*Decreases pain in the pelvic/hip area
*Increases circulation
*Improves digestion
*Reduces fatigue
*Improves skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks
*Helps reduce swelling in such places as hands and lower legs.
*Can alleviate the stress on weight-bearing joints, like the knees, which are impacted by the extra weight of a growing baby
*Promotes relaxation and deep breathing.
*Helps stabilize hormone levels by lessening anxiety.
*Assistance in maintaining proper posture; preparing the muscles used during childbirth; lessened sciatic pain; fewer calf cramps; headache and sinus congestion relief