It’s not a secret that childbirth is extremely stressful for the human body. Fortunately, modern medicine has greatly reduced the risks associated with childbirth and the process of recovering from childbirth. Even though doctors and modern medicine are great to rely on, there are other things that women can do to recover from childbirth. Pregnancy Massage is growing in popularity as something that helps women deal with the effects of childbirth. So what exactly is this form of massage and why is it beneficial? The massage is, basically, a full-body massage designed to aid in recovery.
For most women who use this form of therapy, massages are started soon after they get home from the hospital. If a woman has had a caesarean section, it’s usually wise to wait until the wound heals before undergoing massage therapy. Doctors can be consulted beforehand to see if a woman’s body is healed enough for massages. It’s important that the massage is done by someone who is trained in the technique and knows what they are doing. When a massage is done improperly, it can actually cause problems. When it is done properly, a massage can help to reduce the number of sore areas on a woman’s body.
Massages also help to relieve muscle tension. After childbirth, there can be a tremendous amount of muscle tension in the abdomen, hips, and lower back. Women who engage in breastfeeding may also suffer from muscle tension in their upper backs. Some feel that massages help to tighten areas that have been stretched due to childbirth. This can help women who are eager to get their stomachs back in shape after giving birth. Much like exercise, massage helps the body to release endorphins. Endorphins can be thought of as Mother Nature’s pain killers. They help to make a person feel better when their body is going through stress.
A good number of women don’t like the stretch marks that can accompany pregnancy. Massage may be able to lighten a person’s stretch marks. Massages are thought to increase lymph flow in the body. Increased lymph flow may result in better healing.