3 Benefits of Getting a Postpartum Massage

Let's face it, they call it Labor, for a reason! Even in the easiest of births, it's hard work, and it can take a toll on your body, your health, and your mind. At a time when all you want to focus on is the precious darling you just delivered, you need to look to the self-care aspect of Postpartum Massage. Whether it's one visit or a series of visits you can reap some lifelong benefits from scheduling some mommy self-care time.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

Massage soothes muscles so that tense feeling drifts away. By increasing circulation and lowering stress hormones you will feel more at ease and relaxed. Your body appreciates this kind of vital pampering and nurturing treatment after nine months of constant change and transition. Make the transition smoother, with a Postpartum Massage. Postpartum depression is a real issue that affects 10-15% of mothers. Studies have shown massage can be an aspect in treating postpartum depression.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by postpartum depression, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care physician.

Decrease in Swelling

After having a baby bump for so months, you may be experiencing bloating and fluid retention. And it will be nice to get back your body- at least the feel of your old body. Body fluids increase after pregnancy, sometimes there is an increase of about 50% in fluid volume. Gentle massage can create lymphatic drainage which in turn will facilitate elimination of excess fluids and waste products.

Better Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a way to bond with your newborn and give the gift that only your breast milk can give your baby. However, some moms it can be a challenge. Massage therapy relaxes the body, increases circulation, and increases milk production. Making breastfeeding session more enjoyable for you and your baby.

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 Brighton, MI today.

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