Mom and Baby Healthy Touch Grant

Posted:Friday, January 4, 2019

The Massage Therapy Foundation is proud to support the Mom and Baby Healthy Touch Project program through the award of a $5000 grant to Mary’s Center of Washington DC. MTF Community Service Grants bring the benefits of massage therapy to people who desperately need them, but would otherwise not have access to massage.

MTF funding will deliver massage therapy to 16 low-income minority women with postpartum depression/anxiety who cannot afford professional massage services. Goals of this project include demonstrating the effectiveness of massage as an adjunct treatment to reduce the effects of depression/anxiety in mothers and to improving mother-baby bonding. It may inspire other organizations to include massage in their treatment modalities for women who suffer from post-partum depression /anxiety.

Click here for a Mary’s Center newsletter article about this project.

View the video below to learn more: