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Massage Treatments in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Sarah Fogarty, PhD
School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia
Research Interests: massage; pregnancy; pregnancy loss; safety
About This Topic
Massage is the "systematic touch and manipulation of the soft tissues of the body" that is increasingly being used as an adjunctive therapy for stress relief and to promote relaxation and wellbeing during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Massage during pregnancy and postpartum is popular; however, the literature to support the use of massage in pregnancy, during labor and or postpartum while increasing over the past 30 years, is limited. Research on pregnancy, labor and postnatal massage has shown a benefit to pregnant women with anxiety, depression, leg and back pain, and has shown significant benefit in perception of pain during labor.
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