A prenatal massage gives you the chance to relax, close your eyes, and spend an hour away from your worries – but the physical and health benefits are worth considering, too. The American Pregnancy Association says that prenatal massage can “reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.” Not bad for an hour of pampering.
More Great Links
- “Massage and Pregnancy – Prenatal Massage.” American Pregnancy Association. (August 20, 2013) http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/prenatalmassage.html
- “Study: Exercise in Pregnancy Benefits Babies.” Time. (August 20, 2013) http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1978193,00.html
- “33 Reasons to Exercise Now.” FitPregnancy. (August 20, 2013) http://www.fitpregnancy.com/workouts/prenatal-workouts/33-reasons-exercise-now