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Mother and Baby

Post-natal Massage Treatment

These precious moments spent with your newborn baby are truly wonderful. You want to shower your baby with love and attention, but we all know that they often come with a great deal of muscular discomfort after birth. From poor posture and breastfeeding to sleep deprivation and the constant demands of caring for your precious newborn, it can take a toll on your body. That's why it is crucial to prioritise self-care during these moments.

Postnatal massage is a valuable practice that can speed up your recovery after childbirth, boost your energy levels, and alleviate muscular discomfort. By taking the time to care for yourself, you can enjoy better-quality moments with your baby and loved ones.

Relieves muscular discomfort and fatigue: Postnatal massage uses gentle techniques to target areas of muscular discomfort and fatigue that commonly occur after childbirth. It helps to release tension and knots in the muscles, providing relief from aches and pains associated with breastfeeding, carrying the baby, and changes in posture during pregnancy.

 

Facilitates healing and recovery after childbirth: The body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy and childbirth. Postnatal massage aids in the healing process by promoting blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which can help reduce swelling, promote tissue repair, and accelerate the recovery of muscles and ligaments that may have been strained during labor.

 

Supports emotional well-being and reduces postnatal depression symptoms: Postnatal massage provides a nurturing and supportive environment for new mothers to relax and unwind. The soothing touch and release of tension during the massage can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote the release of endorphins (feel-good hormones), and alleviate symptoms of postnatal depression. It offers a valuable opportunity for self-care and emotional rejuvenation.

 

Promotes relaxation and stress relief: Postnatal massage is known for its ability to induce deep relaxation and alleviate stress. Through gentle and rhythmic strokes, it helps to calm the nervous system, lower cortisol levels (stress hormone), and promote a sense of tranquility. Relaxation can have a positive impact on sleep quality, overall mood, and the ability to cope with the demands of caring for a newborn.

When it comes to post-natal massage, it's important to be aware of certain contraindications to ensure the safety and well-being of the new mother. While post-natal massage is generally beneficial, there are specific situations where caution should be exercised or where massage may not be recommended. Here are some common contraindications to consider:

  • C-section (typically, it's recommended to wait at least six weeks or until the incision is fully closed)

  • Infections or Open Wounds

  • Blood Clots

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Fever or generally feeling unwell

Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions regarding the suitability of pregnancy massage for your specific situation.

During your postnatal massage session, I will prioritize your comfort and understanding. We'll discuss your needs, concerns, and discomforts to tailor the massage to your unique postpartum journey. I'll also ask about your medical history for safety considerations. Based on your recovery stage, I'll use suitable techniques to support your healing process. You'll be positioned for comfort and privacy will be respected. The room will have a calming ambiance. Feel free to communicate any questions or concerns. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we'll promote your postpartum recovery and provide a rejuvenating experience.

Post-natal Massage and its wonderful benefits 

What to expect during Post-natal Massage

Important factors and contraindications to consider before receiving Post-natal Massage

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