Postpartum Massage

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!  This is a time where everyone’s energy tends to focus on the baby.  It is also important to put energy into healing your body.  Pregnancy and delivery can do a number on your body, and it is crucial to make time to take care of yourself.  This means resting as much as possible for at least two weeks, enlisting the support of family and friends to prepare meals, do laundry and other household tasks, and care for other children so that your body can heal. It also means getting a massage that can help put your body back together.any people compare childbirth to running a marathon….it can do a number on your body!

Postpartum massage is good for many reasons. It can assist in releasing the tension your body is holding from the birth, and guide your body back into realignment.  A massage within the first week not only feels wonderful, it relieves sore muscles by releasing built up lactic acid. By focusing on the pelvic region and ribs, it supports and enhances the process of realigning your body to it’s pre-pregnancy state.  It encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to their normal position, and aids the uterus in returning to its normal size.  Postpartum massage also alleviates tightness in the shoulders, neck, and arms associated with the care and feeding of an infant, and can help with some breastfeeding challenges. It can also help reduce fatigue by helping the mother regain her vital energy.

With a normal vaginal birth, the ideal time to receive your first postpartum massage is three days after delivery.  A woman who has received a C-section may not be ready until a week or two after the birth of her child.

In-home post-partum massage is available within a 20-mile radius of our office on Six Forks Road.  For longer distances, an extra travel fee may apply.