Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Post-Natal Massage: Helping the New Mommy to Unwind
Being a new mom is rough. You don't get very much sleep (three hours or less becomes the norm), you are always tired, and care for the baby is non-stop. The baby will want to be fed every three hours or more, and eventually your energy reserves, which were already somewhat drained by the last trimester of pregnancy, can feel completely used up. You feel burnt out and just want to some time to relax and unwind.
Post-natal massage can help the new mother to deal with some of the stress and anxiety that comes with a new baby. Our certified post-natal therapist is used to being interrupted by, or being delayed by, the feeding cries of the newborn, and it is always OK. Even if there are a few extra minutes before the massage starts, it does not come off your time. We have allowed for the extra time when we set up the appointment.
You will have the full hour to become fully relaxed, thus preparing you for the continued demands of the new baby. Although, as we all know, caring for this new bundle of joy is and will be one of the greatest joys in your life, and it is really short lived. Breastfeeding does not go on forever, and once it is over it does not start again until you have another new baby.
So this is a time that you want to savor as much as possible, but if you are completely exhausted and drained, it can be difficult to do (and even harder to remember if you are half asleep). So, a post-natal massage can help the new mom to relax and be strong and awake, thus being better prepared to become fully present to these first few months of her new babies life.
If you would like to learn more about post-natal massage, or to book an appointment, please visit our website by clicking here.