Perinatal massage is massage therapy and support given throughout throughout labor and delivery. It can contribute to shorter, less painful labors, with fewer complications, less use of medications, and fewer interventions to normal birthing. It also improves infant well-being, mother’s satisfaction with birthing, and family bonding. Overall, consistent prenatal massage can greatly increase relaxation and ease of movement, decrease stress and cortisol levels, and has been known to help reduce labor and delivery time by up to three hours.