“Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.”
Postpartum Massage For The New Mother
Almost every pregnant woman hears that they need a massage during their pregnancy, but how often are they advised to receive regular massage after giving birth? Postpartum massages are specifically tailored to the needs of women who have just given birth and can make a world of a difference after a long labor.
For many generations, new mothers have been given daily, full-body massages during the first few weeks after the delivery. This post-pregnancy massage is believed to strengthen the new mother and assist her in the recovery process.
5 Benefits of Postpartum Massage
1. Relieve Sore and Tense Muscles
The body changes a lot during and after pregnancy, so body aches and pains related to labor and pregnancy are extremely common. After a nine-month journey, bring some relief to the areas that are often impacted the most like the hips, legs, and lower back.
2. Improve Blood Circulation and Increase Joint Mobility
Even simple massage techniques can stimulate blood flow and increase lymphatic drainage. Balancing these body fluids evenly around the body can reduce swelling and provide relief to stiff joints. Different techniques can help address specific needs – talk to your massage therapist to see what options are best for your body.
3. Aid in Decreasing the Risk of Postpartum Depression
Massage is an effective way to boost your mood. It can increase the release of endorphins, helping to improve mental wellness and reduce stress and anxiety. This is a great option for helping to treat postpartum depression and/or various hormonal changes are experienced by many new moms.
4. Improve Breast Milk Flow
Tension from muscles in the shoulder upper back can hinder the flow of breast milk. Studies have shown that back massages are “effective in improving milk volume in immediate postpartum mothers.”
5. Bring Rest and Rejuvenation to the New Mother
It’s no secret that new parents will experience many sleepless nights for the first year of their child’s life. Give mom some dedicated time to relax and focus on caring for herself.
For extra comfort during your postnatal massage, we use a special cushion to help you find the optimal position when laying down on the massage table.
New mothers should be rewarded for all of that hard work. After all, bringing new life into the world is a tough job! If you are wondering if a postnatal massage is right for you, especially if you experienced any medical complications, consult your doctor to make sure it’s safe.
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