Massage therapy during pregnancy focuses on the special needs of the mother as her body changes throughout pregnancy. After the baby is born, many mothers appreciate the relaxing and nurturing qualities of massage.
Some benefits of pregnancy massage include:
Reduces stress and helps mother relax.
Eases muscle tension and fatigue.
Some benefits of labor massage and support include:
Promotes relaxation between contractions.
Helps decrease pain of back labor.
Some benefits of massage after the baby is born include:
Eases fatigue brought about by daily demands of the baby.
Alleviates muscle strain from giving birth.
Provides mother with time to be nurtured and cared for.
Reduces tension and increases energy.
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.