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Postpartum Massage Essential for New Moms' Health, Wellness

Postpartum Massage Essential for New Moms' Health, Wellness

John L. Pantera

The rush of excitement of having a baby can soon be replaced with exhaustion, being overwhelmed and a need to go into survival mode as you enter into the postpartum phase of childbirth. And as a new mom, focusing on your own health and wellness typically is pushed aside as all of your energy and attention is focused on raising a happy and healthy baby.

But as most experienced moms will tell you -- and you later realize as your babies turn to toddlers and school-aged children -- if moms don’t take care of their health physically and mentally, it makes it a lot more difficult to care for the mental and physical well-being of your kids.

To jump-start motherhood feeling happy and healthy, it’s essential to continue your massage therapy sessions after the birth of your child and beyond.

Follow Up Physical Pain of Childbirth with Gentle, Relaxing Touch

Most women don’t realize how traumatic giving birth can be to their bodies. Postpartum massage sessions can help heal the body by focusing on using soft, relaxing touch to revive and recuperate your tired muscles.

Overall, the main purpose of a postpartum massage is to help moms get back to feeling like themselves a lot faster and to help release the stresses associated with having a newborn.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Important to Overall Health

Having a newborn in the house can be a stressful time for parents and their children withconstant feeding schedules, multiple diaper changes, and frequent bouts of crying and screaming. Regular postpartum massages can help release the common tension and stress that can build up as you care for the health and well-being of your newborn.

A one-hour massage can work wonders to give you some quiet mom-only time that is dedicated to relaxing your tense muscles, revitalizing your spirit, and recuperating your mental and physical health.

Align Your Postpartum Massage with Your Post-Pregnancy Doctor’s Appointments

Most post-pregnancy doctor plans call for appointments a couple of weeks or so after the delivery of the baby. Aligning your postpartum massage sessions to follow your doctor’s appointments can make it easier for you to stick with a post-natal massage wellness plan.

Overall, postpartum massage can be beneficial for helping your body bounce back quicker from the pain and strain of giving birth, as well as giving your mind a well-deserved break after enduring pregnancy for nine months and experiencing the sleep deprivation that a newborn brings with him or her.

New moms deserve to take care of the health and well-being of their minds and bodies. Postpartum massage will not only make you a healthier and happier mom, but it will carry over into helping you raise a happy and healthy baby.

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