Post Partum Services
post partum massage
Postpartum massage 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.
Postpartum massage is good for many reasons and the benefits of it may be:
- It can assist in releasing the tension your body is holding from the birth.
- Guides the body back into realignment.
- It encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to their normal position.
- Aids the uterus in returning to its normal size.
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.
manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is an ultra-light rhythmical massage techinque that simulates the body’s natural lymphatic process, flushing out excess fluids and toxins and can be incorporated after the first three months of pregnancy until the moment of birth. If you’re suffering from uncomfortable swelling in your hands, feet or legs, as long as pre-eclampsia is not a factor, MLD ( manual lymphatic drainage) can but incorporated to address water retention issues, swollen legs and ankles during pregnancy.
Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage May Include:
- Improves digestion of food
- Decreased mental fatigue
- Improves in the quality of the skin
- Reduces swelling
- Relieves joint pain
- Enhances dream activity
- Reduces pain in the lower back
Post partum MLD can be used to boost mom’s immune system, to help her experience total relaxation and increase her overall well being. The prenatal lymphatic drainage helps blood circulation that is affected by the weight of the fetus. To improve blood circulation, blood travels through the oxygenated body of the pregnant woman which boosts the immune system, naturally protecting against diseases.
Scar tissue massage is a common method used to help remodel scar tissue that has developed in injured tissue. It is a treatment used in after Cesarean surgery or soft tissue injuries. Scar tissue massage is also known as scar tissue mobilization.
This technique helps to remodel the scar and ensures that the collagen fibers of the scar are aligned properly. It may reduce scar tissue and the adhesions that might accompany scar tissue. In order to administer this treatment the scar must be fully closed and no scabbing present to begin scar therapy.
Management of your scar through scar tissue massage, stretching, and exercise is essential to ensure proper remodeling of the scar takes place and normal mobility and function are restored.
How long does scar tissue remodeling take?
How long does it take to remodel scar tissue? Well, everyone is different and heals at different rates. In general, it takes about six to eight weeks with four treatments weekly to fully remodel injured tissue in the body. Just remember to take it slowly and provide a nice, long duration, low-load stress to your scar tissue.
Should I get scar tissue massage immediately after surgery?
Massaging a scar that is not fully healed can cause damage to the developing scar tissue which can delay healing. Massaging an unhealed scar may open it and lead to bacteria and infection in your body. The surgery site must be free and clear which means it has completely closed and is healed prior to beginning treatment to that site. It is best to wait four to six weeks after surgery before beginning your scar tissue massage protocol.
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