Numerous studies have shown that massage therapy benefits pregnant women, newborns, and new mothers.
The article, “Licking Memorial Hospital upgrades maternity services,” published in the Newark Advocate, serving Newark, Ohio, notes that maternity massage is now offered at the hospital.
“Giving birth is one of the best moments in life for fathers and mothers. What could make it better? How about a massage for mom before or after giving birth? Or a gourmet meal of filet mignon or lobster to celebrate a quiet moment after the event?” the article states.