A recent article suggests that massage therapy can help alleviate “some of the usual complaints of pregnancy.”

“Potential Benefits of Massage Therapy During Pregnancy:

•Alleviates stress on the weight bearing joints (low back, ankles, pelvis)


•Reduces neck and back pain caused by improper balance and posture

•Eases constipation, gas, and heartburn as general relaxation stimulates intestinal movement

•Reduces excess fluid retention

•Slows the progress of varicose veins through enhanced circulation

•Relieve headaches caused by tension

•Alleviates leg cramps

•Develops the sensory awareness necessary to kinesthetically embody the birth process

•Aids in a speedy postpartum recovery”


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