Recovery and Healing:
Postnatal massage aids in the physical recovery of new mothers by promoting healing in areas affected during childbirth, such as the abdomen and perineal area.
Relief from Muscle Tension:
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause muscle tension and discomfort. Postnatal massage helps alleviate muscle soreness, promoting relaxation and easing the physical strain associated with caring for a newborn.
Massage can contribute to the regulation of hormonal levels, including reducing stress hormones and increasing the release of oxytocin, the “feel-good” hormone associated with bonding and relaxation.
Improved Sleep Quality:
New mothers often experience disrupted sleep patterns. Postnatal massage can help improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety, allowing for more restful sleep.
Caring for a newborn can be emotionally demanding. Postnatal massage provides a dedicated time for self-care, helping to reduce stress and improve overall mental well-being.
The release of endorphins during massage contributes to an improved mood, helping new mothers combat postpartum blues or feelings of anxiety.
Fluid retention, common after childbirth, can lead to swelling. Massage techniques focused on lymphatic drainage may help reduce swelling and promote better circulation.
Scar Tissue Healing:
For mothers who underwent a cesarean section, postnatal massage can aid in the healing of the scar tissue, promoting better mobility and comfort.
Improved Breastfeeding Experience:
Massage techniques can address tension in the shoulders, neck, and back, creating a more comfortable breastfeeding experience for new mothers