There are many services that are offered all across the world that claim to aid a woman as she heals after going through a pregnancy and childbirth. While some of them are actually helpful, there are many that are based on superstition, unsanctioned medical practice or are just plain harmful.
As a new mother, it is not uncommon and is in fact recommended, that you do a bit of research to help ease yourself through this process. While pregnancy is beautiful, it can also be painful and stressful. During your research, you may have come across services such as Jamu massage and other kinds of post-natal massages and have asked yourself: “Do I need to get a postnatal massage?” Let us answer this question.
The first thing you need to know is what a postnatal massage is. Well, a postnatal massage is a special kind of massage, designed for mothers who have just given birth, to help to readjust or realign the body and its parts into their pre-pregnancy positions. Postnatal massages also help to relieve stress and pain and promote overall wellness for the new mother.
Well, post delivery massage for mothers has numerous benefits. Here are a few:
Postnatal discomfort may not stop immediately after giving birth, especially if there were minor complications. There is soreness, aches, sharp pains and so much more that can be very uncomfortable in the days that follow the actual birth. By getting a jamu massage, your body will release the “feel good hormones” or endorphins that help to relieve pain in the body and make your recovery less uncomfortable.
You might be wondering how does a massage make me recover faster? Well, while this massage is taking place, key areas of the body are targeted which helps the muscle to relax and thereby increases blood flow. As a result, lymphatic drainage increases which speeds up the rate at which waste, toxins, and excess water leave the body. This, in turn, reduces swelling, tenderness and healing time.
After giving birth, your belly may decrease in size, but not to its original size right away. During a Jamu massage in Singapore, the belly is massaged with oils, herbs and hot stones, then bound with a tight cloth. This combination not only reduces the size of the belly but helps to realign the spine and the pelvis and improves the mother’s posture. A few sessions of this, followed by exercise will bring your tummy to its post-baby size or even flatter in no time!
Pregnancy and birth are taxing on the body and has a mental toll as well. It is not uncommon for a new mother to experience periods of depression or even anxiety as a result of her pregnancy and her new responsibility. Luckily, postnatal massages target this by creating a calming environment for the mother, and by reducing cortisol, or stress levels.
By now, you should be gearing up to get your very own postnatal massage in Singapore. Be sure to do your research and find the best one for you!