Postpartum Massage is focused on the realigning process after giving birth. This session is designed to assist the release of birth tension, support digestion, assist in milk production and relieve common postpartum discomforts. Addressing the ribs and pelvic bowl encourages organs to return to their proper place and supports fluid balancing throughout the body. This offering is a continuation of the holding of a mother during her birthing process and an aid in restoring a new mother’s vitality.
We work to open the chest, alleviating tightness and supporting breastfeeding (as needed). We focus on shoulder, neck and arm tension from the care and feeding of the baby. This session can help relieve tension from the birth process and can signal a returning to yourself in the newness of your postpartum season. Postpartum Massage can be indicated up to 18 months following birth.
The following are benefits and the most common conditions that Postpartum Massage may help address:
- A returning to oneself after a birthing journey
- Postural alignment and balance
- Breastfeeding support – alleviating tightness in the area
- Proper positioning of pelvic and abdominal organs
- Release of shoulder, neck and arm tension from the care and feeding of an infant
- Relieving of tension from the birth process
- Helping in the return of vital energy to help reduce fatigue
- Supporting fluid balancing
Prior to the session you will digitally submit a detailed health history form. At the top of our session we will have a conversation reviewing the information gathered and find out how I can best support you. We will discuss several facets of your lifestyle and health in addition to defining any goals and answering any questions you have for me. During the session you dress down for comfort. Throughout the massage we will use pillows, a sheet and blanket to support comfort on the table. A robe is on hand in case you need the restroom during the session.
Within the first 40 postpartum days I love offering Postpartum Massage in your home. Please reach out to me directly to discuss availability and pricing for an in-home session.