A prenatal massage always sounds nice, but what are the health benefits it can have on my pregnancy and beyond?
According to Kiera Nagle, Massage Therapy Program Director for Pacific College's New York campus: almost too many to count! From decreasing swelling and nausea to promoting relaxation and sleep, massage therapy is excellent for both the pregnant woman and the baby. "All systems are able to function optimally when the body is relaxed. The brain or central nervous system’s response governs the body’s functions and also signals to “let go” of muscular tension," says Kiera.
Find out how it works, and the broader benefits massage can have, at Pregnancy & Newborn magazine.