A baby's arrival brings a set of new, repetitive tasks and stresses to a woman's body - lifting, holding, carrying, changing diapers, bathing - new mothers need massages to speed their body's recovery and keep their body and mind stress free.
Here are 5 benefits of post-natal massages that all mothers should be aware about.
Note: Regardless whether you are delivered by caesarean or not, always check with your physician before seeking post-natal massage
1. Reduce Stress
Massages reduces stress levels that result from a new mother's rapid transition from a pregnant body to the body after birth. Changes in body chemistry, shape, center of gravity and activity patterns such as lack of sleep, new muscle movements, and attempts to get back into pre-pregnancy shape contribute to a new mother's stress. Hence, it is critical for her to engage in activities that bring down her stress level, of which post-natal massage is a great option.
2. Improve Blood Circulation
Post-Natal massages improve circulation throughout the body, reducing the post-partum swelling that most women experience after child birth.
3. Improve Flexibility
A massage therapist can help a new mother with proper stretching of tight, sore muscles, easing muscular tension and prolonging the massage's benefits
4. Minimise Back Pain
Most new moms suffer from back pain that comes from new, repetitive movements - bending, lifting, carrying and balancing baby - massages help address back tension as the body adjusts to its new set of daily tasks.
5. Relaxed Body & Mind
It's important that new mothers take time to care for themselves - massages help the body and mind, to relax, leaving moms refreshed so they can be at her best for their babies.
For more than 10 years, Jari Singapore provides pre/post natal massages by certified and licensed masseuses in the comfort of your own home.