Friday, February 5, 2016

For Mothers-to-Be: The Surprising Benefits of a Prenatal Massage

A recent study named Folsom the number one city in California to put down roots. As a town that is seen as ideal for raising a family, it is no wonder there is a large population of expecting mothers. As busy as the lives of these women are, the prospect of getting a massage may seem like a guilty pleasure. However, there are many important health benefits to prenatal massage that can enhance the wellbeing of both mother and child. How Massage Helps Pregnant Women Studies have shown that massage during pregnancy reduces stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are affected significantly by massage therapy, allowing for better mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health.

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