Postnatal Massage

Best Postnatal Massage at Naturally Heaven Therapy, Newcastle

What is Post Natal Massage?

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Postnatal Massage is similar to Pregnancy Massage and is tailored to your individual needs to help you adjust to being a mother.  Each postnatal pampering session will involve full consultation, therapeutic massage bodywork, gentle exercises and stretching where appropriate.

During the postnatal period, your body is going through big changes and you need to be careful not to overstimulate it.  The time it takes for your body to return to normal differs for different women and depends on factors such as your general health, the type of pregnancy you experienced, the type of birth, how well you are bonding with your child, the kind of baby you have and how easy you are finding breastfeeding.

It is important that you take care of yourself as well as your baby in the months following childbirth.

Our postnatal massage therapist is qualified to midwifery standard and your health and wellbeing is our top priority

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The Benefits Of Postpartum Massage

post partum massage at naturally heaven therapy beauty rooms in newcastlePostpartum massage has been shown to be effective for a quicker recovery and better health. Integration of maternal bodywork may add welcome value to your healing journey and transition to motherhood.

Consider the many benefits:

Here are 8 key points on why you should!

  • Give nurturing and emotional support
  • Alleviate the muscle strain of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Healing and rebalance the spine and pelvis
  • Restore and normalise abdominal structures
  • Facilitate healing after a Caesarian section
  • Restore normal walking patterns
  • Prevent and reduce back and neck pain caused by newborn care
  • Help Breastfeeding

Post Natal Massage Can Provide Relaxation & Stress Reduction

Massage relaxes muscles, increases circulation and lowers stress hormones, bringing relaxation and stress relief. All body systems appreciate treatment after nine months of change, culminating with the delivery of the greatest miracle in life.

Some women prefer lighter pampering massage while others enjoy deeper techniques to work out the knots. Adding myofascial release and craniosacral therapy reaches deeper into the body for more complete healing. Any of these massage styles will bring relaxation and stress reduction.

Anxiety and depression respond very well to skilled therapy. About two-thirds of new mummys experience temporary postpartum blues related to hormonal changes, new responsibilities and adjustment frustrations. Emotional support and the other benefits of massage can help during this transition.

Postpartum depression is a more serious, longer-lasting condition that affects 10-15% of mothers. Studies show massage to be beneficial for treating postpartum depression. Don’t hesitate to consult healthcare providers for assistance, including a postpartum body worker.

Post Natal Massage For Pain Relief

Residual body aches from pregnancy are normal. Adding breastfeeding and childcare can intensify arm, shoulder and back pain. Massage is an effective holistic approach that relaxes muscles and relieves pain without medication. A skilled therapist may also resolve even associated numbness and tingling. Chronic or severe pain may require multiple sessions for resolution.

Hormone Regulation

Massage greatly improves postpartum hormone balance. Estrogen and progesterone hormone levels are very high during pregnancy and decrease after delivery. Prolactin and oxytocin hormone levels rise to facilitate breastfeeding. Studies indicate that massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol. Certain essential oils may also bring hormone and mood balance.

Massage also reduces naturally occurring biochemicals associated with depression (dopamine and serotonin) and cardiovascular problems (norepinephrine), supporting Mom with the challenges of motherhood.

Decreased Swelling

Body fluids need to find balance after pregnancy, in which there was an increase of about 50% in fluid volume. Massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage to facilitate the elimination of excess fluids and waste products. Tissue stimulation assists your body to shift water to the right places.

Swelling is also affected by hormones, which go through major changes after delivery. Massage helps hormone regulation, which also decreases swelling (see Hormone Regulation). Continue your high fluid intake for healing and lactation, even though you may still have swelling.

Post Natal Massage Can Improve Sleep Patterns

Most new mums feel exhausted after labour and delivery, complicated with around-the-clock baby care. Massage will ease fatigue, promote relaxation and assist with sleep. Studies have shown an increase in delta brain waves (those that accompany deep sleep) with massage therapy.

That is why it is very common to fall asleep during a massage. Getting enough sleep is key to postpartum recovery. Everything improves when you feel rested! Arrange some help and get regular massages for better rest and sleep. One study correlated better sleep with losing the baby fat on the tummy!

Improved Breastfeeding with Postnatal Massage

Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift to your newborn, but can also be a challenge for some moms. Massage therapy relaxes the body, increases circulation and increases milk production. Studies show that massage increases prolactin levels, a lactation hormone.

Relaxation in the chest muscles opens the shoulders and improves lactation. New research indicates that breast massage helps relieve breast pain, decreases breast milk sodium and improves newborn suckling.

When Can A New Mother Start Postpartum Massage?

You may start receiving postpartum massages from 10 weeks. Your therapists will position you comfortably if your abdomen or breasts are sore.

What Positions Are Safe In Postpartum Massage?

Any position is safe after delivery, but may be adjusted for your comfort or specific treatment. Some mummies crave being able to lie face-down again after lying on their sides for almost nine months. Others may be uncomfortable face-down because of breast discomfort or the distraction of leaking milk. The side-lying position can be comfortable and very effective to treat specific issues of the shoulders, pelvis or legs or due to c-section.

Aromatherapy During A Postpartum Massage

Holistic therapy with aromatherapy can be an effective therapy for postpartum mummies Essential oils are pure extractions from plants and can assist with relaxation, hormone balance, cleansing, and treatment of anxiety or depression. Most high-quality oils are safe and non-allergenic after pregnancy, but let your therapist know if you are nursing.

Include Postpartum Massage In Your After Pregnancy Care

Massage can improve post-delivery recovery and health for many women. Supplement the guidance and advice of post with massage to support the transition to your new maternal role. I will assist you postnatal massage and will give you a much needed chance to relax, restore and re-energise.

Best Reviews of Post Natal Massage Treatments at Top Newcastle Treatment Rooms

707 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
That was the best massage I have ever had! I feel like I’m walking on clouds now thank you
Salon Review
That was the best massage I have ever had! I feel like I’m walking on clouds now thank you
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"My first massage and it was so lovely! After having had a baby 4 months ago I have been struggling with aches and numbness in my back and I do feel like the massage has helped this and it was also just nice to relax for an hour! Thank you very much! "
Salon Review
I have been going to Alanna for 2 years. She is amazing at what she does. I have had the fertility reflexology and pregnancy and post natal massage. Could not of imagined doing it all without the treatments or her!! She’s fantastic!
Salon Review
Absolutely amazing post natal massage! One of those treatments you wish never had to end! Alanna was lovely & had a very calming way about her. I've had issues with a sore lower back since I was pregnant and it's feeling so much better now! Just what I needed thanks so much! Also very understanding of childcare issues when trying to arrange my appointment over chat too! Thanks for accomodating to my needs. Can't wait to come back already 🙂
Salon Review
"I had a wonderful time having a postnatal massage and can’t wait to come again. Thank you for making me feel so relaxed and comfortable as well as COVID safe. "
Salon Review
"I have been coming here now for over 4 years. Alanna has done everything from pregnancy massage through to post natal for me and has a way of really making me relax. I always feel so good after treatments and wouldn’t go anywhere else. I can’t recommend Naturally Heaven Therapy enough. "
Salon Review
"Just what i needed after pregnancy and carrying a large baby. Total relax and chill and loved every minute, Helen is a wonderful therapist and i feel so relaxed after. "
Salon Review
"I can’t recommend Alanna enough, she’s simply THE best... Had a back and foot reflexology today, didn’t realise how quickly the hour went... "
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"Helen never disappoints. Postnatal massage was amazing thank you. I will be back :)) "
Salon Review
"I have been getting treatments from Alanna for almost 3 years. Firstly post natal massage, then pregnancy massage and now back to post natal. Not only is she excellent at what she does, but she is great at putting you at ease and ensuring you fully relax while you’re there. I can’t recommend her enough. "
Salon Review
"Very relaxing massage, just what I needed after giving birth 6 weeks ago. Always a great treatment from Alanna. "
Salon Review
"I recently had a post natal massage with Alanna. I had originally booked a pregnancy massage but my baby arrived early. I arrived feeling tired, emotional and sore after an emergency c-section. Alanna took the time to speak to me before my massage making sure I was comfortable. After the hour I left feeling so much better and have already booked my next massage. "
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