New research from the Touch Research Institutes shows that pregnancy massage reduces prematurity, low birth weight and postpartum depression.Massage Shown to Reduce Prematurity, Low Birth Weight and Postpartum Depression
Pregnant women diagnosed with major depression were given 12 weeks of twice-per-week massage therapy by their significant other or only standard treatment as a control group, according to a PubMed release.
The massage-therapy-group women versus the control-group women not only had reduced depression by the end of the therapy period, but they also had reduced depression and cortisol levels during the postpartum period...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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