Post Natal Treatment
The aims of postnatal treatment in ayurveda are to improve the digestion, metabolism, Vata balance and to support lactation. Mother’s health becomes weak after the delivery due to the loss of blood and fluid. During the sutika period (The phase after delivery till the restoration of menstruation.) a special regimen is recommended for the recovery of fluids in the body. After sutika period a special diet is carefully decided based on digestive power. Lactation is promoted and mother’s milk is the only friendly milk to a new bornbaby, special herbs are used to help increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.
Post Natal Massage
Postnatal massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. In a normal delivery, oils such as Bala thailam or Dhanwantharam thailam are used commonly for the massage. Massage is flowed by to a warm shower for the first seven days. Water boiled with tamarind leaves or kurunthotti roots (Sida cordifolia) are used for baths.
Benefits of Postnatal Massage
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction
- Pain relief
- Hormone Regulation
- Controls Swelling
- Better Sleep
- Improved Breastfeeding
Massage increases the blood circulation, relaxes the muscles and lowers the stress hormones. Anxiety and depression respond very well to ayurveda massage therapy. About two-thirds of new moms experience temporary postpartum blues related to hormonal changes, new responsibilities, and adjustment frustrations. Emotional support and the other benefits of massage can help during this transition.
Breast feed and child care can intensify arm, shoulder and back. Ayurveda massage is a holistic approach that relaxes muscles and promotes spinal alignment. Ayurvedic massage helps to cure the pain without medication.
Ayurvedic massages help to regulate the stress hormones in the body. During pregnancy estrogen and progesterone hormone levels are very high and it decreases after the delivery. Massage also reduces naturally occurring biochemicals associated with depression (dopamine and serotonin) and cardiovascular problems (norepinephrine), supporting Mom with the challenges of motherhood.
Body fluids need to find balance after pregnancy, in which there was an increase of about 50% in fluid volume. Ayurvedic massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage to facilitate the elimination of excess fluids and waste products. Tissue stimulation assists your body to shift water to the right places.
Most new moms feel exhausted after labor and delivery. Ayurvedic massage will ease the fatigue, promote relaxation and assist with sleep.
Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift to your newborn, but can also be a challenge for some moms. Massage therapy relaxes the body, increases circulation and increases milk production.