Self Massage Techniques For Postnatal
Being a new mum is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. The postnatal period is a time when self-care becomes crucial; as new mums/people, You need to prioritize your well-being so that you may care for your newborn. One effective way to promote self-care, relaxation, and stress management during this time is by incorporating massage into your life routine so that you may reap the benefits of this ancient practice.
1. Alleviating physical discomfort:
The postnatal period often comes with physical discomfort, such as sore muscles, back pain, and tension in the neck and shoulders. Self-massage can be a great way to alleviate these discomforts. For example, as a new mum, you could use a tennis ball to massage your back against a wall, targeting specific areas of tension. They can release muscle knots and promote relaxation by applying gentle pressure and rolling the ball against your back.
2. Reducing stress:
As a new mum, often there are pretty high-stress levels due to the demands of caring for a new born. Incorporating self-massage into your routine can help reduce stress and promote a sense of calm. One effective technique is to use lavender-scented massage oil and gently massage the temples in circular motions. The soothing scent of lavender and gentle massage can help new mums relax and unwind, reducing stress levels and can even help with tension headaches from lack of sleep.
3. Promoting relaxation:
Finding moments of relaxation can be challenging for new mums, but self-massage can provide a much-needed escape. A simple technique is to use a foam roller to massage the legs and lower back. By rolling the foam roller along these areas, new moms can release tension and promote relaxation. This can be done during naps or when the baby is asleep, allowing you a gift to yourself to mums to prioritize your well-being.
Incorporating self-massage techniques into their daily routine can be a game-changer. By alleviating physical discomfort, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation, self-massage allows you to prioritize your well-being during the postnatal period. Whether using a tennis ball to target specific areas of tension or a foam roller to release muscle knots, self-massage offers practical and accessible ways to practice self-care. So, go ahead and give yourself the gift of self-massage –
you deserve it or if not book a massage with
me if you live in South East London or North Kent.
You deserve it mama!