Post Natal Massage

Why is it important to continue massage postnatally?

womens-healthDuring the postnatal period, your body is going through big changes and you need to be careful not to over stimulate it. The body has just experienced one of the most emotional and exhausting athletic events in your life. The time it takes for your body to return to normal differs for each individual woman. It all depends on factors such as: the type of pregnancy you had, your general health and the type of birth you experienced. However specialised massage and bodywork treatment can commence immediately after giving birth. The treatment is designed specifically for your individual needs.

Benefits of Postnatal Massage:

Emotionally and physically the postnatal period can put a great deal of strain on mothers and massage during this time can help to:

  • Alleviate the muscle strain and muscle fatigue of labour and birth
  • Rebalance the pelvic and spinal structures
  • Restore and normalise abdominal structures
  • Promote pelvic floor healing and comfort
  • Restore normal walking patterns
  • Facilitate healing from caesarean birth
  • Prevent and reduce back and neck pain caused by caring for the newborn
  • Take time to fully relax and help the body recover
  • Give nurturing and emotional support

It is important that you take care of yourself as well as your baby in the months following childbirth.

A full consultation is required prior to any treatment

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