You recently gave birth to your bundle of joy – congratulations! And while those nine months of pregnancy definitely came with challenges, now the real work begins. We’re sure labor and delivery was no walk in the park, and sleep? Well, if you’re like the majority of new moms, it’s now a luxury.
They don’t call giving birth a miracle for nothing. The physical and emotional toll of carrying and delivering a baby can leave new moms tired, stressed and overwhelmed.
That’s where postpartum massage can help. Sure, you’ve probably heard of the many benefits prenatal massage provides, but postpartum massage is just as important. Think about it, labor is hard work. Postpartum massage helps your body recover, relieving stress and allowing you to recharge.
Below are just a few benefits Massage Therapy provides after you give birth.
A good night’s sleep definitely becomes harder after having a baby. And with more and more healthcare professionals stressing the importance of sleep for better health, no one needs more than a new mom. Postpartum Massage Therapy can help new moms catch more z’s, reduce fatigue and promote better sleep.
Not only does Postpartum Massage Therapy relieve breast pain often associated with nursing, it also increases prolactin levels, the hormone responsible for milk production, making breastfeeding easier for you and great for your newborn.
Relieve Postpartum Swelling
Many new moms experience swelling after giving birth, especially in their feet and legs. Massage Therapy helps alleviate the swelling by applying pressure to the muscles and activating the lymphatic system, causing the fluid to drain, naturally.
Having a baby is hard both emotionally and physically. Postpartum Massage Therapy helps reduce stress and increase endorphins, the hormone in your body responsible for making you feel good. And with 10-15% of new moms experiencing postpartum depression, Massage Therapy is a natural alternative to stave off the postpartum blues.
So, if you’re a new mom or know a new mom, schedule a Massage Therapy session at one of our exclusive Massage Heights Retreats. At Massage Heights, our professional Massage Therapists can help create a special postpartum Massage Therapy package designed uniquely for you. Call, stop by or visit us online to customize your perfect Massage Therapy session, today. After all, you and your little bundle of joy deserve it.