The baby is finally here! Yay! Now all of those discomforts of pregnancy are just going to magically melt away, right? Unfortunately, being a new mom brings on many new challenges for the body, mind, and spirit. But postpartum massage can help!
In general, postpartum massage:
Following a Cesarean Section, postpartum massage may aid the healing process by:
Massage may be an important part of returning a woman to her pre-pregnancy equilibrium by increasing endorphin levels, balancing hormones, increasing blood flow and reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
And massages benefit babies, too! When mothers receive prenatal and postpartum massage, studies show they touch their babies more often.
These babies thrive because they:
If nothing else, a postnatal massage will give you some time alone. Remember, moms need nurturing as much as their babies do!
Alexandra Hennekens is a Board Certified Massage Therapist at Cole’s Salon Eagan Station. She also holds advanced certification in Prenatal and Postpartum Bodywork. Call to get an appointment with Alexandra at 651-456-9454.