Post Natal Massage

Post Natal Massage

Post Natal Massage (postpartum) | £70 p/h

Post Natal Massage is classed as 6 – 8 weeks after birth and the optimum time to have your first massage after labour is one or three days after, however this is not always possible.

Regular massage during the postnatal period is greatly beneficial to all new mums. Postnatal massage addresses physical discomforts, as well as your emotional state. Body, mind and soul are nurtured and rejuvenated. Post Natal massage can be carried out any time following birth and delivery providing massage is not contra indicated to the mother.  For a normal birth, massage can be received as earlier as is wanted but will depend on the individual. If a mother has undergone a C section, mother must get approval from a health care professional before receiving a post-natal massage and sometimes this may not be granted until after her 6 weeks check-up.  Careful, supportive massage will really help the mums body recover from labour, and give huge emotional support, sometimes even, it can help with the bonding relationship between mother and baby.

Massage of the abdomen is included if you are comfortable with this, using specific techniques to enhance the benefits below. I also have addition C Section scar tissue training, I can use these techniques to help with the recovery of your surgery.

  • Post-natal massage helps the body to recover from labour by working on the lymphatic and blood circulation, which promotes healing and brings the body back to homeostasis.
  • Can help with lower back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Scar healing, work on C section scar tissue reduces adhesions, reduces swelling and improves circulation to the site, and supports the healing process.
  • Headaches
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Depression, massage encourages the release of oxytocin which can lift her mood.
  • Reduces the feeling of heaviness and exhaustion which often occurs as the body adjusts to more hormonal changes and a drop in blood sugar.
  • Reduces stress hormones aiding in relaxation.
  • Gives the mother some time out and can help her feel good about herself.
  • Supports healthy lactation
  • Can help to restore the uterus to its original state. Also, aids the recovery of muscle tone in the abdominal and pelvic area and reduces soreness.
  • Provides emotional support at a time when most women are anxious, tired, and emotional. It provides a safe place to express any fears and bad experiences during labour.