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The first research that looked at the positive effects of massage for preterm babies was conducted back in 1964. Since that time, dozens of studies have confirmed massage is a great complementary technique for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
For mothers whose babies are born preterm, there is
Massage therapy has been used for centuries to reduce stress, improve health and relax sore, tight muscles. In the past, massage during pregnancy has been frowned upon by the medical community. But more recently, in the past 20 years or so, studies conducted show how beneficial regular massage can be for the pregnant woman.
A healthy, well-balanced lifestyle is multi-faceted, and must incorporate elements of the physical, mental, and spiritual. As a new mom, it is easy to feel like you are running on empty in all of these categories. Your world revolves around caring for the new bundle of joy, and your own needs quickly become secondary. However, it is essential that you nurture yourself as much as possible during