How Does Massage Help You Relax? Circulation, Hormones & More.

Massage Help You Relax
Massage Help You Relax

After a long, tiring week, nobody could say no to a relaxing massage. Now, imagine what it’d feel like after months of pregnancy! We’ve come across many mothers with different issues (fatigue, stress and headache, and difficulty falling asleep easily at night), but all of these concerns can be tackled as long as you give yourself just a little bit of pampering every now and then. At PNSG, our certified therapists are skilled and professionally trained to help mothers rest and relax not only during the massage sessions but also afterwards. Read on to find out how massage can help you relax!

Why do mothers need postnatal massage? 

There are many reasons why a mother needs a massage. The main reason is usually to get relief from postnatal stress, fatigue, body aches and pains. Being a new mother, a mother is constantly worried about her baby, the other members of the family and the entire household. 

She’s overworked and overwhelmed by the constant tasks involved in her daily life. The thing is, it often does not take much to lessen the burden of a mother. We would usually love to be very involved in taking care of our newborns. All we need is a break every now and then to relax and unwind. 

Postnatal massage can help the mother recover from the physical and emotional strain of pregnancy, childbirth and new motherhood. It can also help her become more balanced, fitter, and even a better mother. How is it beneficial to a mother? Postnatal massage helps you regain your balance and body muscles; it restores your muscles’ elasticity and strength.

Benefits of Postnatal Massage

Postnatal Massage
Postnatal Massage

Apart from taking you away from the non-stop stress of everyday life, a massage will relax and relieve your body of the discomforts it has been carrying all day – or months – long. This is particularly important to be mindful of when you are a new mother.  

When a mother is stressed, it hinders her from being able to give her child the care they need, hence leading to more worries and anxiety. If this continues, children may end up showing a distressed behaviour and parents may not be aware of what the problem is. 

That is why treating what cannot be seen by the eyes (namely, the mind) is equally as important. 

All these concerns revolve around not being able to relax due to chaos of life with a newborn, fatigue, can be tackled as long as you give yourself just a little bit of pampering every now and then. Luckily, massage can also help with that! 

Massage Boosts Happy Hormones

Along with relaxing your muscles, regular massage also ensures that the hormone levels in your body are balanced and enhanced. Mothers have often complained of a loss in libido, particularly after the birth of a new baby. However, by giving them a massage, one can restore the levels of happy hormones in their bodies and help them sleep better. Better Circulation Your skin gets extra-tough during pregnancy, as you are often sleeping on it! This becomes the body’s biggest source of nutrition and oxygen, and it keeps your brain active. Thus, in order to keep you happy and relaxed, you must exercise regularly, which is great for your body but not for your blood circulation. Massage takes care of both.

Massage Increases Blood & Lymph Circulation, Reducing Swellings

New mothers tend to suffer from aches and pains throughout pregnancy, which can prolong for even some time after. Massage can be a tremendous boon for mothers who have experienced aches and pains during pregnancy. Massage helps to increase blood circulation in the body. Increased blood circulation leads to faster healing of tissues and removes toxins. This means that it could help to reduce swelling in the joints and muscles. Besides, women experience a lot of stress, especially during pregnancy and after giving birth. Massage sessions can help relieve pain and relieve stress. It can be extremely beneficial to relax your muscles and relieve tension from your body. Increases Productivity Pregnancy and post-pregnancy recovery are challenging periods for mothers, especially when one has to go back to work.

Massage Relaxes Soft Tissue (Muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments)

Massage strengthens connective tissue and soft tissue, thus helping to make you feel comfortable. Since getting a massage also relaxes your muscles, your body will be able to absorb all of the nutrition easily and you’ll feel healthier. Massage Relieves Stress and Is A Psychological Booster Studies reveal that a regular session of massage can boost your mood by as much as 25%. Regular sessions also help improve your blood circulation and aid in easing tension in your muscles. Massage Relieves Muscle Pain and Promotes Muscle Growth Massage helps in eliminating the stiffness and pain caused by injuries or tight muscles. The fast, easy, and simple massage method works well for pregnant women and those who suffer from injuries and muscles spasms.

Now, who’s ready for a relaxing, rejuvenating massage? We sure are! PNSG brings our massage to your place so you could enjoy spa-like relaxation in the comfort of your own home. With certified therapists and careful choice of soothing, genuine products, you can rest assured knowing your body will be pampered in the care of gentle, loving hands! 

Ring us at +65 6417 9690 to book your session or know more about our services.