Many women get massages during their pregnancies. However, fewer women realize the many advantages of getting a massage after pregnancy. A postpartum massage refers to massages that take place after the delivery of a child. For many women, adjusting to motherhood is very difficult and even stressful. Fortunately, new mothers have the option of getting a postpartum massage to make the adjustment period after delivery as smooth as possible. Here are three benefits of a postpartum massage.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation
Relaxation and stress reduction are the main advantages of postpartum massage. Women who want to relax their muscles, reduce their stress hormones, and increase blood circulation should undergo postpartum massage. A pregnant woman's body changes rapidly for nine months. At the end of the nine months, the body must be ready for the delivery of the baby. As you can imagine, it can be difficult for a mother to adjust right after delivery. You may prefer light massages or you may want to get a massage with deeper techniques to eliminate knots in your muscles. Craniosacral therapy and myofascial will help make complete healing possible.
After pregnancy, body fluids need to find an equilibrium. During pregnancy, fluid volume can increase by 50 percent. Fortunately, postpartum massage can increase lymphatic drainage and boost blood circulation to facilitate the removal of waste products and excess fluids. Massage therapists know how to stimulate the tissue to help move fluids to the right places of the body.
The final advantage of postpartum massage is that it helps new mothers sleep better. After labor and delivery, it is common for new mothers to feel exhausted. This is made worse by having to care for the new baby around-the-clock. Fortunately, postpartum massage will help reduce fatigue, make sleep easier, and promote relaxation. Studies have indicated that massage therapy can increase delta brain waves, which are correlated with deep sleep.
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 Bloomfield Hills, MI today.