After delivering a baby, many women find themselves caught up in a whirlwind. From learning how to care for an infant to transitioning into a life that revolves around diapers and breastfeeding, moms often find themselves completely exhausted and ready for a break. A Post Natal massage is the perfect solution! In addition to relaxation and stress reduction, there are other important benefits for a new mom.
Reduced Swelling and Improved Body Contours
It isn’t unusual to see an increased amount of swelling after giving birth. It’s also no secret that a woman’s body after giving birth is often much different than her pre-baby body. With the help of a massage, a new mom will notice a reduction in swelling throughout the body. With some special kneading and stroking, it is possible to begin to transform the body back to its original state. This usually includes a lightening of stretch marks.
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy and new moms will benefit from a massage after the baby is born. During a massage, the body releases oxytocins. This in turn begins to trigger the body’s ability to release milk. If milk ducts are clogged or there is other discomfort from breastfeeding, a massage can also help specific parts of the body. Just like oxytocin, the body also releases endorphins during a massage that can help with natural pain management.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
As with any massage, relaxation is a key benefit. Moms, busy taking care of their infants, often don’t take care of themselves physically or mentally. By setting up a massage, a woman is given a break from the regular routine and allowed to focus only on herself. This is an important part of motherhood, moms learning to take care of themselves so that they can take care of their babies. The endorphins previously mentioned also create a feeling of well-being as they reach the brain.
While the miracle of birth can be an exciting time in any woman’s life, it is important to focus on caring for herself and her body after the delivery. With the help of special massages, it is possible to improve physical appearance, the breastfeeding experience, and enjoy a little relaxation.