One of the best thing a new mom can do for her baby is take care of herself. In our culture the well being of the new mom is sometimes overlooked due to concern for the baby, and mom's are usually more guilty of this than anyone else. The truth is, though, that we cannot give our children the best care if we are not 100% ourselves.
Taking care of our bodies is so important. A new mother has just completed a marathon of the hardest work her body may ever do! It's only logical that her body will need some TLC! Getting as much rest as possible, eating well, exercise and of course massage therapy are all great ways to recover after childbirth. A woman's body has 9 months to adjust to her pregnancy, while her body goes back to “pre-pregnancy” in just 6 weeks. That is so much change in not a lot of time. Postpartum massage can be a big help in dealing with all of these changes. Not to mention relieving tension and muscle stress from labor and delivery. Many new mom's we see at Oak City massage are also experiencing aches and pains from the new positions of nursing and holding a newborn and then sitting on the floor with baby. All of these things can be relieved with the help of different stretches, exercises and massage therapy.
If you or someone you know has recently had a baby, it's time for a massage! Call or email to schedule an appointment! 919.322.8382