As a complement to sound prenatal care, pregnancy massage offers women the therapeutic benefits of nurturing touch during a time when they are undergoing physical, psychological, and even social changes. An influx of hormones in their bodies, along with the shift in the center of gravity that comes from weight gain and an altered body shape, makes most women uncomfortable. Through light or deep manual pressure, some circulatory work, and other techniques, prenatal massage can relieve a host of physical discomforts. It can also relax expectant mothers and help them feel less anxious and stressed. Pregnancy massage is beneficial to the growing baby as well, for massage increases blood flow to the uterus, placenta, and fetus providing more nutrients and oxygen to tissue of both mother and the baby.. Massage improves lymph flow, reduces swelling and helps flush toxins out of the body.