During the months of pregnancy, your body undergoes an amazing transformation. Following childbirth, your body will begin to go through a significant amount of structural realignment. A postpartum or postnatal massage session can help your body recover and improve your holistic sense of wellbeing. Continue reading to learn more about three benefits of getting a postpartum massage.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation is Key to Holistic Health
Having a newborn in the house can be a stressful time with multiple diaper changes, constant feeding schedules, and standard bouts of screams. However, regular postpartum massages can help you release the stress and common tension that naturally builds up as you meet the demands of your newborn. A one-hour postnatal massage can work wonders to give you some quiet mom-only time dedicated to revitalizing your spirit, relaxing your tight muscles, and recuperating your physical and mental health. Additionally, postpartum massage sessions improve your immunity and overall well-being through stimulating lymph flow.
Improves the Production of Milk & Blood Circulation
Postpartum massages can be used to increase the production of prolactin as well as prompt your body to release oxytocin, which triggers the let-down reflex that releases milk from your breasts. This gentle massage will also clear blocked ducts to ensure your new baby is getting sufficient nutrients. In addition to the production of milk, a postpartum massage can increase the circulation of blood throughout your body. The massage process increases the oxygen supply, which is a key factor for blood circulation.
Speed Up Recovery from Caesarean Section
Whether your Caesarean was unplanned or planned, you will have a lot of healing to do. A postpartum massage is an excellent way to heal emotionally and physically from a Caesarean birth. Therapists trained in postpartum massages use techniques designed to ease discomfort from scar tissues and even reduce its appearance.
There are several benefits to massage, but check with your medical provider before starting a massage regimen, discuss with them how long postpartum you should wait before getting a massage. You should also make sure to discuss whether or not you can have a full body massage or if there are parts of your body that should not be massaged.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Fort Collins, CO today.