Benefits of Post Natal Massage

 The much needed attention to the aching and tired body of a new mother can be fulfilled by a oil massage followed by hot shower.

A woman’s body undergoes lot of changes during pregnancy and likewise more changes after delivery too. Daily oil massaging routine for a new mother has been followed for over generations and in all part of the world. This massaging is believed to strengthen the new mother body.

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I am listing down the benefit of Post Natal Massage:-

  • Relaxes the aching muscles. A mother soon after delivery has a great responsibility which she was never introduced to before. Along with the tired body, the responsibility of the new born too add up. A gentle oil massage of the whole body helps maintain the stability.
  • The massage strokes and pushes helps regain the skin elasticity. It would help tighten the loosened skin of the stomach.
  • Massaging also increases blood circulation and speeds up the recovery.
  • Oil massaging also helps soothe any skin infections, sores and itching.
  • A new mother is mentally and physically weak for a few weeks after delivery. Massaging gives the all peace both the body and mind needs. The body cramps, muscle tensions and other strained pains all gets an ease.
  • The scar (in case of c section) also gets lightened.
  • A breast massage helps in opening a blocked duct and loosening lumps. The massage also helps in ejection of breast milk, which will eventually help in breast feeding the baby.
  • A new mother has high risks of suffering from depression. Massaging is the best stress buster and prevents being depressed to a great extent.

When to stop post natal body massage:

  • In the case of c-section delivery, if the wound is still not healed enough, then it would be best to  wait until the wound heals.
  • If you observe heavy blood flow, then immediately stop body massaging sessions.
  • If there are any other medical complications, it is best to follow the doctor’s say about massaging.
  • It is always recommended that you consult your doctor before starting with post natal massages.

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One of the popular massage oil is VLCC Shape Up Mom’s Post Natal Oil  which is available on Purplle

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If you know any other Post Natal oil then do let us know in the comment section 🙂

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  1. very helpful!! 😀

  2. Post natal massage really helped me out in getting over my depression..I swear by it..My massage lady did a great job and massage with hot shower bath makes u lose weight also.

  3. Hi Anamika,

    I am 25 weeks preggi…Looking for your guidance on feeding bras..


  4. Congrts pooja i am just two weeks behind you 😀
    Ana n zee plz do a post soon.. though i have bought some feeding bras in different sizes already but obviously a post on it will make hell of a difference to us 🙂

  5. Navneet Thethi says:

    I keep on waitiong for new posts in the babyblog.
    Thanks Ana for everything

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