Women go through various changes during pregnancy. These changes can be physical and emotional. Aside from the joy of a newborn it also includes strains which could sometimes be overwhelming. These changes may sometimes continue even after the birth of the child. Various studies have shown that physiotherapy sessions play a vital role in muscle and skeletal pain relief, slimming and also giving strength to the body. Postnatal massage is part of physiotherapy. The following are the advantages of postnatal massage;
Uplifts their moods
Childbirth is a period of a lot of pain and joy, so it is understandable if a mother is struggling with having her moods in place. Sometimes the postnatal massage is what the new mother requires to lift her up from the childbirth hangover and to change her attitudes for the better.
Helps them regain strength
Motherhood comes with a whole lot of demands, and therefore post childbirth can be both tiring and challenging. Postnatal massage gets a mother to relax their body and mind, and this keeps them sober and stable to perform their motherly duties. The post-natal programs are made in such a way that they treat musculoskeletal pains. To address musculoskeletal pains, post-natal abdominal problems, and incontinence and involves post-natal massage and exercise routines. These give the mothers a chance to regain the strength lost during child delivery.
Women vary with pregnancy symptoms and also during childbirth. Some women experience long hours of labor pains while others do not, but either way, they all experience a lot of fatigue. Also as an addition to the very painful and tiring labor pains, as mothers, they get to breastfeed and nurse the newborn. It is not any less tiring so having a break from all this and getting some attention given to her body even just for a while is a welcome idea.
Improves body fitness
Pregnancy brings long stretch marks and extra weight. A pregnant mother usually has to feed for two and therefore adding some extra weight is sometimes inevitable. Postnatal massage enables a mother to shed some weight and maybe attain their previous weight back. Postnatal massage and pelvic floor exercises are two methods that are recommended in case one want to achieve fitness effectively. Massaging the body after delivery enables one to tone up their muscles and stay fit. The massage is effective by shrinking the tummy and also burning the body fats.
Increases breast milk
Postnatal massage enhances the production of prolactin. It also prevents sagging of breasts, and it also clears the blocked ducts in the breast.