Having a baby is an incredible process. A female’s body can grow a living, breathing, tiny human in a relatively short time. While the miracle of birth truly is miraculous, it is also rough on the body, with many people claiming that it is the same effort as running a marathon! Recovering from childbirth is difficult, especially if your newborn is colicky or experiencing medical issues of their own. Here at Lotus 5 Senses Spa, we have many different types of massage that we offer to our Winston-Salem, North Carolina mothers, and one of them is postnatal massage.
Pregnancy and childbirth happen in such a way that makes it as easy as possible for a baby to be born. This means loosening of joints, stretching, and soreness are all extremely common for pregnancy and postnatal women. Massage is especially helpful after giving birth because you’re able to help your body heal and put itself back together with the help of massage. Massage increases blood flow to damaged or injured areas, helps improve lymph circulation, allows for feelings of relaxation and comfort, and increases levels of oxytocin, which is beneficial for breastfeeding mamas. Postnatal massage can help new mothers deal with some of the stress that comes along with caring for a newborn. Postnatal massage can help relieve the stress on the shoulders and back that goes hand-in-hand with spending several hours feeding a new baby, whether by breast or bottle. Additionally, some restful relaxation can be a welcome relief from the lack of sleep that accompanies the postpartum period.
In order to take care of a new baby, moms need to be sure they are also taking care of themselves. Postnatal massage is great self-care for new moms; it can be comforting, aid in recovery, and also provide needed adult interaction. Click here to book your appointment at Lotus 5 Senses Spa.
At Lotus 5 Senses Spa, we offer postnatal massage services to residents of Winston-Salem, Pfafftown, East Bend, Lewisville, Rural Hall, and King North Carolina.