Massage is well known for relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief and other health benefits. Postnatal massage can be as important and beneficial as massage pre-pregnancy and during pregnancy. Postnatal bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. Unique postpartum benefits include hormone regulation, better sleep, improved breastfeeding, and reduced swelling.
Body fluids need to find balance post-pregnancy, during which the mother’s body experiences a 50% increase in fluid volume. Massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage to facilitate elimination of excess fluids and waste products while the tissue stimulation assists the body shift water to the right places.
Swelling is also affected by hormones, which go through MAJOR changes after delivery. A postnatal massage greatly improves postpartum hormone regulation, which decreases swelling as well as the stress hormone, cortisol.
Remember, part of being a great mom is ensuring your health is cared for as well as that of your newborn so be sure to make time for you and your wellbeing. After all, you and your new bundle of joy deserve it! #energytherapyusa #lymphaticdrainage #postnatalmassage