Restorative after birth massage is designed specifically for women who have just given birth. In the months following childbirth a woman’s body undergoes tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, this massage helps alleviate the discomforts, aches and pains that every nursing mother complains about.
Benefits of Restorative After Birth Massage
The restorative afterbirth massage is designed to help restore the body back to its normal condition, promote more restorative and restful sleep, addresses the stress of carrying and caring for a newborn and is the ideal antidote to postpartum blues.
It helps restore a mother’s body to its pre-pregnancy condition and it helps to realign the body weight and tones the over-stretched skin over the belly. It reduces hip size, relieves fluid retention and helps return the uterus back to normal. Postnatal massage also helps speed healing after cesareans and natural births as well as relieves muscle tension and stress from mothering duties.
Re-establishes pelvic alignment
Supports healthy lactation
Facilitates mama and baby bonding
Helps remove metabolic wastes and medications still in the system
Provides deep relaxation
Reduces stress hormones
Scar healing (C-section scar tissue reduction)
Reduces stretch marks
Reduces weakness and fatigue
Increases blood circulation
Relieves low back, shoulder and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding a baby
When To Start Restorative After Birth Massage
For mothers who delivered naturally or without complications, you can start your postnatal massage as soon as you are comfortable and ready. For caesarean delivery, it is best to wait for at least two weeks after giving birth or when the incision is properly healed before starting postnatal massage sessions. Although you need to stay clear of your wound as long as it hasn’t healed, gentle massage to the area thereafter will increase blood supply and help with internal healing. But let your doctor first confirm if you are ready for massages before you start.
If nothing else, a postnatal massage will give you some time alone. The break will give you the strength to meet the many needs of your baby and home. Or it might help you unwind for a nap if your baby is sleeping too.
A massage may be risky if
You have skin problems such as rashes, blisters, boils and eczema
You have any medical complications
You have high blood pressure; a lighter type of massage may be more suitable
You have a hernia
It’s always best to speak to your doctor before you start going for massages to make sure they are right for you.
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