“Thanks so much for the post-natal massage – it was superb and I was massively impressed that you were able to keep going with my 4mth old wanting attention and then a feed! Not only keeping going with all of that going on, you did it as if it was the most normal scenario you encounter. Love how much looser my back, neck and shoulders feel” Rachel, Cardiff
Once you’ve had your baby, a postnatal massage can be a real treat and a life saver for new mum.
Tiredness, feeding, carrying baby and carrying car seats can all take their toll on your back, neck and shoulders. Those early days and months are also a hugely emotional time for a new mum; a new journey in life full of unknown’s and constant change. Having a relaxing massage can help to re balance and provide some much needed ‘me’ time.
Postnatal massage can be enjoyed from anytime after you give birth, dependent on how you are feeling. We have seen women for treatment within the first few days of giving birth, but others might find it takes a little while to settle into things. It may depend on the type of birth you’ve had, but sessions will always be adapted to your needs. We can perform the massage lying on your side if your breasts or abdomen are sore, or maybe a seated head massage can provide relief from tension and pain in the neck and shoulders, or you might be ready for a deep tissue massage immediately to sort out those areas of tension remaining from being pregnant.
And don’t forget, we are more than happy for you to bring baby along to the session if you need to. Plenty of mum’s do!
Nicola, Lowri, Laura and Rebecca all offer Postnatal Massage Treatments at Waterside Therapy Rooms.