Prenatal pregnancy massage therapy is a safe and effective way to treat many unpleasant symptoms that women may have during pregnancy. Studies have also shown that prenatal massage can reduce levels of depression and anxiety related to hormonal changes, reduce swelling through improved circulation, relieve muscle pain, promote relaxation, help with insomnia, relieve stress and pain in joints and alleviate muscle aches and imbalances. Prenatal massage can be performed comfortably at any stage of pregnancy either lying on your side (side lying) or face down (like a traditional massage) on bolsters that accommodate a growing belly. Ludwig, L; Rattray, F (2000). Clinical Massage Therapy. Toronto, ON: Talus Incorporated.