When looking into this type of massage I was pleasantly surprised at the many benefits of not just indulging but taking very seriously the importance of having a post natal massage.
This particular type of massage is a full body massage specifically designed for mothers after experiencing childbirth, helping them to recover not just from pregnancy but also the labour and after effects of the delivery of their baby to their body.
When can these massages be performed?
Mothers having had a normal delivery can have a postnatal massage generally as soon as they have gone home and feel well enough to receive a massage and this can vary from five days to fourteen days. Unlike a C Section delivery – these mothers need more time for the wound to heel and best to seek medical advice for the optimum time to receive a post natal massage.
Benefits of a post natal massage are many some of these are: stress reduction within the body, relaxation, pain relief, swelling reduction, hormone regulation, boost milk production, helps with the recovery of the uterus, increases your flexibility, stimulates blood production, reduces fluid retention, helps repair and return your body back to its pre baby form and promotes better sleep. There are many more, however these seem to be enough to inspire the boundless benefits of having this type of massage.
All in all it’s a complete body overhaul, encouraging faster recuperation and normality of your own body. These economic times don’t always allow us all the necessities that we can benefit from, however if you can afford to it would seem a very good way of investing in one’s own body to help heal and nurture it back to its pre baby state.