Postnatal massage is a wonderful way to get your body back on track after giving birth. An abdominal massage during this time can help with pelvic floor health and digestive and bladder function. Postnatal massage sessions can also focus on reducing stress, improving circulation and reducing muscle tension and joint pain. Whether you delivered via Cesarean section or vaginally, the therapists at the Yinova Center in NYC will know how to support your body.
After giving birth, there’s no question that your body has been put under tremendous amounts of stress. Especially in the abdominal and pelvic area where there are many new physical and emotional demands. These experiences – recovering from your pregnancy, delivery (especially with cesarean section) – paired with now caring for your newborn, are all individually major transitions.
Postnatal massage supports recovery of all these stages in a gentle and effective way.One major overlooked problem in postpartum recovery are the uterine ligaments. These ligaments are meant to easily expand to accommodate pregnancy however, recovery can many times create complications. One uterine massage after birth will not usually repair the nine months they have endured under great pressure. Especially if there was some type of trauma during delivery (such back labor, cesarean, extended pushing, improper care). These ligaments have a hard time recovering just like the over stretched elastic in your waist band. If they are not properly healed the uterus can not return to it’s proper positioning and many can complications occur. Some complications are incontinence, uterine, bladder or rectal prolapse, constipation, scar tissue especially with caesarean fallopian tube blockages and future fertility issues.Getting regular massage and learning to do your own “Self-Care Massage” will assist not only the uterine ligaments and uterus to return to proper place but, will support the harmony of all healing.You can start Postpartum Massage one week after a normal vaginal delivery, six weeks after a normal cesarean and after release of doctors care from any other complications.