Massage in the postpartum period helps the body into it’s pre-pregnancy alignment. A massage within the first week of postpartum feels wonderful. It flushes lactic acid out of the tissues relieving sore and achy muscles.
It supports and enhances the healing process, with a focus on the pelvis and ribs.
It assists breastfeeding and may be effective at alleviating some breastfeeding difficulties.
Aids in the process of the Uterus returning to its normal size, releases shoulder, neck and arm tension from the care and feeding of an infant.
Benefits of Postpartum Massage
- Encourages pelvic and abdominal in returning to pre-pregnancy positions.
- Supports finding balance
- Helps the mother regain vital energy (chi) to help reduce fatigue