Why Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy has many positive effects on pregnancy, fertility, postpartum and overall wellness. It enhances immuniological functions, oxytocin production while decreasing maternal blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates. Increased blood supply to enhance overall fetal, reproductive and mental health. Labor time and fetal complications are also reduced with the benefits of massage therapy. It reduces anxiety and depression. It also alleviates stress by lowering levels of the stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine, whilst restoring relaxation and promoting good health.
Finally, massage has the following effects:
Increases circulation to the uterus and throughout the body
Decreases acute and chronic pain that is common with pregnancy and active daily living
Enchances deeper and easier breathing
Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
Aligns the musculoskeletal system and improves posture