The experience of giving birth to one's child is a beautiful and memorable experience for the most part for many people. But at the same time, many could also attest to the memory-etching occurrence of bouts of discomfort and lasting physical impact it leaves on the body of a new mother. To have an unborn child growing from within one's body for a lengthy period of 9 months is nothing short of a remarkable occurrence; the displacement of your internal organs to accommodate the growing fetus and the overall impact on a mother's body from within is liken to a trauma nevertheless. Hence due care must always be taken for the recovery of a new mum's body, in especially the first weeks running up right after the birth of the newborn.
Post natal massage or postpartum massage is a form of massage given to the new mum during the post pregnancy period where one has just given birth. With the implementation of a post natal massage for the newly minted mother, numerous benefits and positivity's are instilled to aid in the recovery stages. Post natal massage was said to have came originally from the Malay Archipelago and it's known to be widely practice by the Malay community in the ASEAN region. However right here in Singapore, it does not matter whether you are Chinese, Malay, Indian or Eurasian, most if not all new mothers recognize the importance of having a proper treatment post pregnancy and hence many have made getting a post natal massage service an extremely important; compulsory checkpoint that they have to come across once they had given birth! So you may be wondering, what benefits exactly are there in getting a post natal massage for someone whom has just given birth then? Let's find out more!
Benefits To Getting A Post Natal Massage
This is probably one of the top reasons why most mothers see to it that a post natal massage service must be done right after giving birth. During the pregnancy period, as one is preparing to give birth, the body will automatically retains fluid to help in the child birthing process. The retention of fluid in turn gives rise to swelling in one's extremities like the hands and feet, which contributes to the outwardly meatier appearance when one has just gone through labor and given birth lately. Though do take heart that right after giving birth, the body will actually then start dispensing the excess fluid overtime. Having a post natal massage on affected points actually helps accelerate the process of releasing the fluid outwardly.
Bearing a child for a lengthy period of 9 months in one's body is extremely taxing on a person's overall well being. Having to share literally everything that includes oxygen and nutrients intake with another being within is certainly no mean feat for all mothers out there. Having a good postpartum massage improves the overall blood circulation of the entire body system and promotes relaxation on a general holistic level. With which this encourages an effortless easing into a mode of better sleep and quality rest for the new mother as she recovers.
Reduces Breast Engorgement
A complete post natal massage would also includes the massaging of one's breast area. The process encourages relaxation of the muscle tensions around the area of the breast where engorgements or swellings of the mother's breasts occurs occasionally due to the build up of increased blood flow and milk supply. This is a part of post natal pregnancy that causes much discomfort and is at times slightly distressing; however this will also slowly subside as the breasts are stimulated when the baby begins feeding , leading to an improved lactation process.
In the aftermath of a child birthing experience, a mother's body from within has not only undergone a whole load of changes; but also of a relatively traumatic scale. Aches; sores and pain of different multitude and locations are bound to occur and are deemed the norm in view of the lengthy period of pressure the body has been subjected to. Having a good post natal massage service done not only relaxes the muscles tensions of the entire body but also ease the sore spots in particular the common pain points in the back and abdomen regions.
Many people talk and rave about the physical benefits a post natal massage may bring to the body of a new mum, but do you know about the positive psychological impact a good postpartum massage could bring to a befitting new mum? For example, getting a good post natal massage reduces the stress hormones (cortisol) by up to a whopping 50% in percentage count! This reduction is extremely important for the prevention of post natal depression of any kind; which may leave a new mum susceptible to disorders of a psychiatric nature. A danger that could well turn deadly if suicidal thoughts were being entertained on a regular basis. Just to prove a point, Malaysia, a place where post natal massages are widely practiced after birth, has one of the lowest rate in terms of sufferers from post natal depression in the entire world. Chew on that.
"Auntie Sally works the post natal massage like a PRO! Removes the aches and sores that I have been feeling for the last few months. Communication with Pre Natal Massage Singapore has also been prompt and professional. Highly recommended! 👍" Cindy Tan Bukit Batok