Benefit of Postnatal Massage

Pregnancy and giving birth is a magical experience for every mother. However, having your first baby is not all just sugar and sweetness. Nine months of pregnancy is no easy task. Mothers have to endure bodily changes, backaches, fatigue and more! Postpartum and postnatal massage can help mothers recover and adjust to motherhood.

In fact, massages are well-known for their healing and relaxation properties. Here are some of the benefits of postpartum/postnatal massage.

Relax and reduce stress

The main purpose of massage is to help in promoting relaxation and reduce stress. The same goes for postpartum/postnatal massage. 

By gently massaging the muscles, it helps to increase blood circulation and lowers stress hormones. Pregnancy is a magical experience but it also places great stress on the mother’s body. After nine months of pregnancy, it is time to give the body a relaxing treatment.

Postpartum depression is a common issue, especially among new mothers. Having a pampering massage can be a great way to reduce stress and anxiety while helping the mother to adjust and adapt gradually into motherhood. 

Promotes healing

The mother’s body undergoes a lot of changes and stress during pregnancy, especially during delivery. During the process of childbirth, the mother’s body may undergo shock. 

Common effects after giving birth include soreness and swelling. There are many parts of the body which may retain water such as in the arms and thighs.

Getting a massage helps to promote blood circulation and relax the muscles. This makes for better circulation and blood flow in the body which help to eliminate fluids and waste products from the body. Proper and careful tissue massage allows the body to properly shift water to the right places. 

Better sleep

Most mothers feel exhausted as childbirth can be a laborious process. At Esther Postpartum Care, we know just how much the mother has gone through during pregnancy. Our around the clock care and postnatal massage make sure that mothers can rest and recover.

Our postnatal massage session is a relaxing session which helps to ease fatigue. In fact, it is common for mothers to fall asleep during their massage sessions. 

Getting a little bit of snooze time here and there is a great way to relax!

Pain relief

Body aches are common during pregnancy. Residual body aches are common too especially just after childbirth. With the body still healing, mothers should avoid taking medication or painkillers. 

Postnatal massage is effective to relax the muscles and relieve pain. It is a gentle but effective way of relieving pain from childbirth. If you want to see the best results, going for multiple sessions is your best bet!

Better breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is important as it makes sure that the newborn baby gets the necessary nutrients. A mother’s milk production may be affected if there is stress or lack of well-being. 

Postnatal massage helps by relaxing the body and boosting prolactin levels – a hormone that is responsible for lactation. This stimulates milk production which can be beneficial for both the mother and the newborn as well. 

Postnatal massage also helps to open up the shoulders and relieves any pain that might be caused by breastfeeding.  

Why Us?

At Esther Postpartum Care, we want to give mothers a spa retreat experience like no other with our postpartum/postnatal massage services. Our massage therapists are experienced and highly-trained to give mothers the best relaxation experience. A complete and comprehensive schedule makes sure that each mother is given our utmost care and attention. 

Do get in touch with us today to know more about our various postpartum services!