Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage has been found to lower stress hormones, such as cortisol, by up to 31%, providing expectant mothers with a much-needed sense of calm and relaxation.

Studies indicate that regular prenatal massages can lead to a significant reduction in common discomforts like back pain, sciatica, and joint pain, improving the overall comfort of pregnant women.

Approximately 78% of pregnant women experience sleep disturbances. Prenatal massage has been linked to better sleep quality, with a notable increase in the duration and depth of sleep.

Research suggests that massage during pregnancy can increase blood circulation by up to 30%, providing better oxygenation to both the mother and the baby, supporting overall prenatal health.

Studies have shown that women who incorporate prenatal massage into their routine may experience a lower incidence of complications such as preterm birth and low birth weight.

Prenatal massage helps regulate hormones like norepinephrine and serotonin, contributing to improved mood and a sense of well-being for expectant mothers.

Edema, common in pregnancy due to fluid retention, can be alleviated through prenatal massage. Studies show a significant decrease in swelling in areas like the hands and feet.

By enhancing lymphatic circulation, prenatal massage supports a healthier immune system. This can be particularly beneficial during pregnancy when the immune system undergoes natural changes.

Women who receive regular prenatal massage have been found to have shorter labors by up to 3 hours on average. Additionally, there is a lower likelihood of obstetric interventions, contributing to a more positive birthing experience.

*Field, T., Diego, M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Schanberg, S., & Kuhn, C. (2004)