Postpartum massage may be famous for relaxation, body toning and other leisure needs but also, it can also be used as an effective treatment for serious health conditions in women. Below are 3 possible health issues that can be contained through a regular massage.
It Helps Contain Edema
Edema is a condition of swelling that mainly occurs when the body loses excess fluid at before it is accumulated, pregnancy among other factors have been believed to cause the condition temporarily. Nevertheless, massage therapy can be used to treat the condition if carried over to the postpartum period. By focusing pressure on the affected areas of skin and muscle, the lymphatic system is stimulated to remove the retained fluid naturally. This kind of massage is called the Manual Lymphatic Drainage; one should have an intense tissue massage before receiving the lymph massage.
Helps Treat Ovarian Cysts
They are fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries. Simple ovarian cysts symptoms could occur during and post pregnancy period. Gentle massage in the ovary area helps circulate oxygen and blood to the cells and help reduce congestion, pain, inflammation and improve hormonal balance. This works together with limiting the dietary estrogen levels. The massage should be gentle movements over the area.
Help Reduce Fibroids Dominance
Uterine fibroids are finger-like structural growth in the womb; they could occur singly or in groups. They may cause heavy bleeding during menstruation, pelvic pain, and frequent urination. Mainly, because of inactivity, stress, and poor diet. Despite the popularity of the surgical treatment, a deep tissue massage therapy can be of great help. It improves circulation to reckon the lack of exercise, enable the elimination of toxic substances from the body cells through perspiration and urination. Later on, when the fibroids diminish a therapy to reposition the womb is necessary by massaging the lower back and abdomen.
Edema, Fibroids, and ovarian cysts are major conditions unknown to people, could be gradually improved through the right and regular massage.
There are several benefits to massage, but check with your medical provider before starting a massage regimen, discuss with them how long postpartum you should wait before getting a massage. You should also make sure to discuss whether or not you can have a full body massage or if there are parts of your body that should not be massaged.
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