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Massage therapy during pregnancy is a great complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and increase overall wellness. The massage relieves many discomforts experienced during pregnancy, including reduced back pain, reduced joint pain, improved circulation, reduced edema, reduced muscle tension and headaches, reduced stress and anxiety, improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles, helps better sleep.
In addition, massage for pregnant women encourages blood and lymph circulation, lowered anxiety, decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine, increased levels of the hormones serotonin and dopamine, decreased levels of cortisol, which is the body indicator of stress, an overall improvement in mood. In women who received bi-weekly massages for only five weeks, hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol were reduced, and dopamine and serotonin levels were increased.