A postnatal massage can be described as any massage technique or ritual designed for mothers who have just given birth. This massage aims to ultimately relax the body and mind of the new mother. This, in turn, benefits both the mother and the child along with all those around her.
Here are some reasons why you should get a massage after pregnancy:
Speeds up the recovery process
While most mothers prefer to deliver vaginally, there are some circumstances which will call for a cesarean or a C-section. After delivering using this method, the place where the incision was made, along with your whole body will need some time to recover. By getting a postnatal massage after a cesarean in Singapore, you will benefit from increased blood circulation and supply which will in turn speed up the healing process.
Relieves pain after childbirth
Labour can be long, hard, and extremely painful especially when mothers have to go through natural births. Jamu postnatal massages in Singapore are designed to help relieve this pain by using a series of oils, hot stones, herbs, and wraps. This combination causes the body to release a special hormone called endorphins which soothe pain in the body naturally. So say goodbye to those sore shoulders, back, neck and other spots irritated by pregnancy and labour.
Aids in healing the body
With pregnancy comes discomfort, swelling, pain, tenderness and so on. Your body also retains water and additional waste due to the presence of your baby. By getting a massage, your body will begin to relax and as a result, blood flow will increase. This encourages lymphatic drainage and in time your body will begin to feel and look much better.
Not only is pregnancy and labour taxing physically, but it also carries a heavy mental burden. Depression, anxiety, and stress are all common side effects that occur after the hormones are released from the body during this period. Jamu massages relax the body and as a result, relaxes the mind. The environment in which the massage takes place should also be calm and soothing to put the mother’s mind at ease.
Improves posture, realigns the pelvis and reduces belly size
During pregnancy, the body undergoes many changes. The pelvis expands, organs shift, ligaments stretch, your stomach grows and so on. A Jamu massage can detect this change and uses a belly wrap to address numerous issues. The band is wrapped from the pelvic area to the stomach and not only realigns the pelvis, reduces belly size and improves the mother’s posture, but it also helps to reduce water retention and eliminate toxins.
Now that you know the benefits of getting a postnatal massage, it’s time for you to schedule an appointment to enjoy the full benefits of the massage. Many massage therapists are ready to answer all the questions you may have and help to restore your body to its former state, so quickly get in touch with one of them!