What Traditional Post Natal Massage is?
Postpartum massage and binding nurtures the new mother for 10 – 40 days after birth, with daily massage, herbs and “Selendang” binding. The treatment is designed to aid physical and emotional symptoms that delivery may cause. It relaxes the muscles, helps restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition.
Benefits of Traditional Post Natal Massage and “Selendang” Binding
1) Relaxation, Promoting rest
Relaxation massage decreases stress hormones and promotes endorphin especially beneficial to new moms coping with the radical physical and psychological change from pregnant woman to new mother giving mothers a much better chance of getting the restorative sleep they and their babies need.
2) Releasing Tension
Women often experience neck and shoulder pain from cradling their infant in the required position, which can interfere with feeding and rest. Regular massages treatments helps alleviate that tension.
3) Expediting the Healing Process
Manipulating the soft tissues of the body helps stimulate blood circulation, which can encourage a faster rate of healing after the riggers of child birth. Soft tissue manipulation increases circulation and lymphatic drainage, which helps eliminate excess fluids and waste products. The body wrapping is used as a process for women to regain their figures after giving birth as the swelling and water retention reduced by compressing the belly.
4) Improving Breast-feeding
Breast-feeding can be particularly challenging for many new moms. Massage may also help to boost milk production by improving circulation. During massage, the body releases oxytocin. Oxytocin triggers the letdown reflex, the actual ejection of milk from the alveoli of the mammary gland which releases milk from breast.
Prenatal Postnatal Balinese Massage FAQ
When can massage begin?
Regular Birth: from 2nd day to before 3 months
Caesarean Birth: After incision has closed properly, approximately after 1 month
Will the Massage hurt?
No, the massage is gentle, only binding may be tight and uncomfortable.
Can I wear selendang after C-section?
Yes, Selendang may be worn, but no massage and herbs for the first 30days.
What Positions are safe in Postpartum massage?
Any position is safe after delivery, but may be adjusted for your comfort or specific treatment. Some moms carve being able to lie face-down again after lying on their sides for almost nine months. Others may be uncomfortable face-down because of breast discomfort or the distraction of leaking milk. The side-lying position can be comfortable and very effective to treat specific issues of the shoulders, pelvis or legs
Aromatherapy during a Postpartum massage.
Holistic treatment with aromatherapy can be effective therapy for postpartum moms. Essential oils are pure extractions from plants and can assist with relaxation, hormone balance, cleansing and treatment of anxiety or depression. Most high quality oils are safe and non- allergenic after pregnancy, but let your therapist know if you are nursing. Most aromatherapy can be diffused into the air, added to lotion or applied topically. Inquire about the therapist’s expertise in this area and if there is an additional charge.
Postnatal Balinese Massage Packages
Postpartum / 10 Sessions
- 60 minutes
- 10 sessions
Postpartum / 20 sessions
- 60 minutes
- 20 sessions
Postpartum / 40 sessions
- 60 minutes
- 40 sessions
- Bathe before every postnatal home massage session
- Use binder for 22 hours daily for faster recovery of pre-pregnancy figure.
- For better results, it is recommended to complete a minimum of 20 sessions.