You might be astounded at how a simple massage can lift all the stress and strain that giving birth has caused to the body. In case you’re having second thoughts we suggest that you read all about the numerous benefits and other factors concerning post natal massage. They can be quite the treat for all those new moms out there, give them a try! There are those who are not really that fond of massages, but the expert masseuse that will handle your sessions might be able to change your mind. As they say, there is a first time for everything and this might just be the best massage you’ve had in your life.
Postnatal Massage Benefits
Postnatal massages can help the body in numerous ways, they’re quite relaxing too, let us give you some examples:
- Postnatal massages ease various sore spots in the body and even relax all those built up tension in the muscles. Giving birth has caused great amounts of strain on the whole body especially on your lower back, hips and abdomen area. Some new moms also experience soreness on their upper back; this is caused by breastfeeding in an unsuitable position.
- The whole massage process greatly increase the blood and oxygen flow to the muscles thus getting rid of any toxins.
- As with any massage, it feels incredibly relaxing. Massages help the body release increased amounts of endorphins; a quick overview, endorphins are our natural painkillers and they make the person feel good.
- Encourages the release of oxytocin, these oxytocins are what trigger the release of milk from the breast. So it means that some milk might come out as your getting your massage done, it’s best if you wear a breastfeeding bra along with the pads.
- For those who had a caesarean section, postnatal massages can actually help with the recovery process. Take not that you need to avoid the wound especially if it’s not thoroughly healed. Soft massages around the area increases the flow of blood thus helping the internal healing.
- Lymph flow is also stimulated greatly thus improving a mom’s overall wellbeing.
- We all know that stress and postnatal depression that can come with childbirth. Studies show that postnatal massages relieve stress and can greatly elevate their mood.
All these benefits of course aside from the time you get to spend alone and away from responsibilities for a short while. Everyone needs to rest and relax every now and then, you’ll be shocked at how much more energized you be after.
When Should I Avoid Postnatal Massages?
You should avoid postnatal massages when you experience the following because it might be too risky.
- You are experiencing some sort of skin problem like rashes, eczema, boils and blisters.
- You are diagnosed with any sort of medical complication
- High blood pressure will also be an issue, in this case you should op for a lighter kind of massage.
- You have a hernia.