Tag: massage

  • Healthy Pregnancy and Therapeutic Treatments

    An experience for both mother and child

    Massage therapy during pregnancy improves the health of both parent and child, as shown by a number of recent medical studies. So why is massage so useful for pregnant women? To explain this we must understand the effects of certain chemicals on the body, produced during times of bodily or mental stress. During pregnancy many women experience a huge spike in levels of cortisol, norepinephrine and adrenaline. This may produce a stressful and depressing effect on the body and mind, decreasing the chance of a happy pregnancy and lowering the body’s defenses against pain. Read more