Post Natal Massage
The stress of delivery and the time spent looking after your new born can take a toll on your body which can be relieved by a postnatal massage. A postnatal massage is a valuable experience that carries both physical and emotional benefits. A postnatal massage is similar to a Swedish massage whereby it is a light massage with gentle pressure.
It does not involve deep tissue massage techniques as the main purpose is to help the mother relax and relieve the stress and tension within the muscles as well as muscular/joint aches and pains. The main areas of the body a postnatal massage focuses on is the lower back and the shoulders as the birth procedure is a traumatic event affecting the pelvis, frequently carrying of the baby and breastfeeding can create severe strain in these areas. As veins are still swollen it is advised that your therapist does not exert hard pressure as this will aggravate the area and consequently it will not solve the problem.
Postpartum / Postnatal Massage helps:
- Improve breastfeeding
- Relieve neck and back strain
- Reduce musculoskeletal pain
- Increase time spent with baby
- Decrease postnatal depression
- Contribute to recovery from caesarean birth, including healing of the scar
- Promote rehabilitation of abdominal skin, muscles and organs
- Help postpartum emotional, physiological, and family adjustments
- Promote structural realignment of the spine and pelvis, and reorganization of movement
- Helps to remove the remaining blood clots in the uterus
- Reduces water retention
- Increase blood circulation
A postnatal massage is a necessary way to restore your body whilst being pampered. It is a great way to improve health and well being whilst being pampered at the same time.