Monday, December 14, 2009

Prenatal Massage - not just for baby back pain anymore

Massage therapy is good for tired joints, fatigued or strained muscles and even just for relaxation purposes. A new study from the University of Miami found that pregnant women, between five and seven months, who received two massages a week had remarkable results.

The women had lower stress levels and less back pain than the women who did not receive the therapy. They also had fewer complications and signs of depression. The massage patients had 75 percent lower rate of premature birth and 80 percent lower incidence of low birth weight.

Now two massages a week can get a little pricey but you can always incorporate massage therapy you own way. Have the hubby, friend or family member give you a relaxing rub down (don't forget your Scandle).

What do you think about this new research?

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