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Having an additional member in the family is joyous and full of happiness. However, one of the biggest struggles after pregnancy is postpartum stretch marks and loose skin. Getting a postnatal massage is able to help improve the postpartum skin and at the same time encourage faster recovery. With the additional help of binder after massage, mommies are able to get back to pre-pregnancy figure more effectively too.
Other than massage technique and the usage of binder, massage oil also plays a big part in postnatal massage. Choosing the right massage is the key to unlocking the best benefits of body massage.
There are quite a few massage oils that can initiate benefits to your body. Some common massage oil including mustard oil, sesame oil, almond oil, olive oil and grapeseed oil. At Postnatal Massage Singapore, we use grapeseed oil as the massage oil to help mommies relieve their postnatal body discomforts. Let’s see what is good about grapeseed oil.
Grapeseed oil is derived from grapeseed and it makes a great massage oil. The grapeseed oil is light, nearly odourless and easily absorbed by our body. The texture of the grapeseed oil is smooth and silky without being greasy.
We believe this is the texture everyone looks for during the massage! This texture is especially important for postnatal massage as mommies need to wear the customised binder for 6 to 8 hours after massage. While some mothers may find wearing a binder to be slightly uncomfortable, our binder is adjustable to make you feel more comfortable. Meanwhile, you are encouraged to take a shower before your postnatal massage to prevent rashes and irritation.
Other than that, grapeseed oil has astringent properties which helps to improve postpartum skin and stomach stretch marks. Grapeseed oil is suitable for most skin types and rarely causes allergies, especially for sensitive skin, unless you are allergic to grapeseed.
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We understand that the main reason mommies turn to postnatal massage is to improve their postnatal recovery and overall well-being. Hence, we choose grapeseed oil as it can help keep the skin hydrated and smooth. It also helps to reduce the blemishes, wrinkles and stretch marks in pregnancy. Grapeseed oil is able to tighten and tone your skin. When paired with our therapist’s professional massage technique performed on your body, grapeseed oil helps to improve your skin elasticity.
Other than use for postnatal massage, grapeseed oil is also used for aromatic massages, which is good for relaxation. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about irritation or allergies after or during the massage, as grapeseed oil is natural and gentle on the skin.
Grapeseed oil is rich in antioxidants. These antioxidant nutrients keep your skin protected and prevent disease and inflammation. Also, with the antioxidants nutrients, grapeseed oil helps to treat breast engorgement when the therapist performs breast massage for mommies.
Last but not least, the essential fatty acids in the grapeseed oil helps keep your skin healthy. It heals skin conditions including acne and eczema. During massage, grapeseed oil can be used as a skin toner which cleanses the pores and balances oil production. This is able to help reduce future acne breakouts and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
Before we go, here is a tip for storing grapeseed oil for longer usage. Keep the grapeseed oil in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. To extend the shelf life, it can be refrigerated. Interested to experience the benefits of grapeseed oil for yourself? Book our postnatal massage and feel its goodness for yourself!