Mommy Massage: For a Healthy, Relaxed Pregnancy
What the Studies Say
When Not to Receive Massage
Regular Massage Is Optimal
Infants Benefit, Too!
Finding a Pregnancy Massage Therapist
- How long have you been practicing?
- What is the special training you have had in prenatal massage?
- How much massage experience do you have with pregnant women?
- How will you handle positioning me as I progress in my pregnancy?
The American Massage Therapy Association http://www.amtamassage.org
American Pregnancy Association http://www.americanpregnancy.org
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Abstracts about massage. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine website. Available at: http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/Massage.html. Accessed December 12, 2013.
Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Taylor S, et al. Labor pain is reduced by massage therapy. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 1997;18:286-291.
Massage and pregnancy—prenatal massage. American Pregnancy Association website. Available at: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/prenatalmassage.html. Updated January 2013. Accessed December 12, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 12/12/2013 -
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