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Mothers are superheroes. Your strong body can handle months of pregnancy that are often accompanied by a set of discomforts that you are not familiar with. Your body then endures through hours of labour and is immediately able to fend and provide food for another human being who is now almost fully dependent on it. There is no power like that of a mother’s body. However, like many superheroes, behind those suit and mask, you are still a human. There may be a point where certain things are pushing you a bit too hard beyond what you are capable to deal with.
The truth is, it is not just one thing that is pushing your limits. They are, more often than not, an accumulation of several issues like the lingering body aches from the pregnancy or also irritability due to the hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately, even the results of the latter can show both inside and out. You may experience bloating, hair loss, mood swings, and even having trouble concentrating. You might also overexert yourself or bring both physical and emotional fatigue upon your body.
People may tell you that these are normal, but that does not mean that is how it should be. At the end of the day, not everything that is supposedly ‘normal’ is normal for everyone. For instance, if one mother can take her engorgement like a champ and requires no treatment for the soreness to go away, good for her. But know that this is certainly not how it goes for all mothers. Not to mention, there is also a possibility that the aforementioned mother’s engorgement is not as severe as many other mothers’, thus not needing any help with it.
On that note, it is highly encouraged that you go get treatment for any bodily discomforts you are facing. If you are like many moms, you may at some point consider getting a massage. To that, we say, good thinking! Getting a body massage is certainly effective in treating the body and mind holistically, but what kind of massage? Here are the top three massages you could go for after giving birth!
- Postnatal Body Massage
- Slimming Massage
- Womb Massage
Postnatal Body Massage
This type of massage will be performed by a qualified massage therapist who will skillfully give you a full body massage that targets various ‘new mom’ concerns like water weight and body aches. It can significantly reduce the aches and pains that your body will have after such an ordeal. It normally involves gentle strokes, rubbing, and kneading techniques that target strained muscles to ensure improved blood flow.
A postnatal body massage is suitable for different deliveries, be it vaginal or c-section. It will also help the cesarean scars to heal well and the appearance of stretch marks will also be minimal. If you have concerns, you can consult your doctor for the best time to get the massage.
The number of women who get depressed after giving birth continues to increase, so it is crucial to keep your emotional state in check. This massage will do wonders in reducing your stress level. You can almost immediately feel rejuvenated as well. At the same time, it helps to alleviate your anxiety and improve your sleep quality. You may find yourself falling asleep during the massage process itself.
Your mind is also positively affected so you are able to treat your baby better without feeling overwhelmed. In terms of physical improvement, this massage can help to speed up your womb recovery and slim you down. Your belly will normally be wrapped with a binder afterwards and this is meant to help fix your posture and shape your figure, so you can definitely expect to see slimming results from this treatment.
One particular advantage we know you would love is the fact that this postnatal body massage can also directly benefit your baby! It helps in stimulating the circulation of your breast milk and this is extremely important because the lack of it can be frustrating for both your baby and you. Your breast may be engorged as well, so your chest area will be skillfully massaged to relieve the engorgement and clear your milk ducts for better milk flow.
The best thing about this massage is that it can increase your feel-good hormones so you would be beyond relaxed by the time your postnatal massage session ends. Your baby depends on you so you should be mentally, emotionally and physically healthy to be able to care for them.
Despite the joy that a baby brings in any woman’s life, your body can take a hit with all the stretching and exertion put on it. You may start wishing for your body to look the way it did before. That is where Jamu massage slimming can help.
The massage therapist will skillfully knead and roll the fats and fluids into the right places. You will start to notice that the swelling goes down and your beautiful figure will begin to retake form. With all the kneading done to your body, your blood flow will be stimulated. Slimming massage specifically targets the fat and areas with excess weight. If you have cellulite, they may work to get rid of that too. The massage therapist will work to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation in your body.
With all of the above said, do not expect this to be your typical relaxing massage. While massage can generally lower stress levels, you may find that you will only able to relax once it is done. You might be kept wide awake throughout the whole process due to stronger-than-average pressure applied.
Hence, even if you have low pain tolerance, give yourself a longer break before going for a slimming massage, particularly one that targets cellulite. Wait for about 3 to 5 weeks before indulging in one or longer if feel that you require more time to rest. After all, you should focus on resting and relaxing well for the first few weeks after delivery. If achieving the slimming effects is indeed your main goal, this massage may be the right one for you.
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You may feel a little bit confused now since both of the previously stated massages are already supposed to cover the stomach area, and rightfully so. Womb massage IS included in the two massages previously mentioned, but an individual one is able to treat your concerns regarding your abdomen area with a more in-depth procedure. After all, among many mothers’ main worries is the condition of the womb after delivery itself.
There are quite a few versions of womb massage along with several names it goes by. For other people, this is simply a stomach or abdominal massage. However, if we narrow it down to the kind of stomach massage specifically given to mothers who have recently given birth, there will be a clear distinction between the two. Hence, the term womb massage would be more fitting.
Womb massage can generally help in relieving menstrual pain, improving certain organ functions, encouraging relaxation, and releasing emotional as well as physical tension. For a new mom, womb massage can do that, and a bit more.
The womb massage typically involves massaging your lower abdomen and stimulating your uterus through repetitive stroking or kneading to reposition your pelvic and abdominal organs. This, in turn, can restrict the flow of blood and reduce haemorrhage (the heavy discharge of blood due to the damaged vessel within the first 24 hours after delivery).
If you have overexerted yourself during, before, and after delivery, the position of your womb can be affected to a certain extent. The stimulation of this massage can cause your womb to contract and revert to how it used to be which can significantly improve your fertility, general health, and wellbeing.
As hectic as your postnatal life may be, do not put yourself behind everyone else – even your newborn. Set aside some time for yourself to rest, relax, and recuperate. Include a postnatal massage therapy as a part of your recovery after giving birth and you will be amazed by how refreshed it will make you feel!