Postnatal / Postpartum Massage
Postpartum / Postnatal Massage helps:
Q: How soon after delivery can I receive a massage?
A: In most cases, as soon as
you like. Massage soon after delivery can aid recovery by increasing
your circulation and cleansing toxins like lactic acid from your muscles
(after all, you've just run the marathon of all marathons!) For women
with specific concerns or C-section recoveries we recommend your
doctor's approval before massage.
Q: I've heard massage can release toxins. Should I be massaged while breastfeeding?
A: Yes, you are correct
that massage can release toxins built up in the body (it's actually more
that massage can relax tense areas and then oxygen and nutrients can
then get to the area more easily, and THAT cleans out the toxins, not
the actual massage). Toxins released as a result of massage is not
a concern for post-natal massage. Your blood supply increased so
much during pregnancy, it has already moved toxins of concern that were there
to moved before you had the baby. Toxins, such as lactic
acid from muscle use. are not a concern for breast feeding as they are
natural by products of the body.
If you have a question about postpartum massage not answered here, please contact us and we will do out best to answer your question.
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