Benefits of Massage

Lena's Guide to the Benefits of Massage (PDF) contains detailed information regarding each bullet point listed on this page (including references to the studies). Lena also wrote an article on the benefits of massage during pregnancy and labor on Choices in Childbirth's Blog called The Touch of Health for Mom and Baby.

Benefits for the Body:


Benefits for the other systems of the body

Benefits for the Mind

Benefits of Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum, & Infant Massage

In addition to all the benefits for the body and the mind outlined above, there are many benefits particular to pregnancy, labor, postpartum and for infants. 

Benefits of massage during pregnancy

Benefits of massage during labor

Benefits of postpartum massage

Benefits of infant massage

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