Pre and Post Natal Massage

By: Rebecca Vaughan, Registered Massage Therapist  15-11-2010
Keywords: Pain Relief, neck pain, Massage Therapist

Pregnancy massage study
Twenty-six pregnant women were assigned to a massage therapy or a relaxation therapy group for 5 weeks. Only the massage therapy group reported reduced anxiety, improved mood, better sleep and less back pain by the last day of the study. In addition, urinary stress hormone levels decreased for the massage therapy group with fewer complications during labour and their infants had fewer postnatal complications.
(Field T, et al., J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 1999 Mar;20(1):31-8)

Keywords: chronic pain, Massage Therapist, Massage Therapists, neck pain, Pain Relief, Pregnancy Massage

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