Delivering a baby through normal or caesarean can be a physically and emotionally tiring process as the body undergoes a lot of changes throughout the pregnancy period due to several factors including hormonal imbalances.
Although once your little wonder comes into the world, you want to spend every waking moment with your kid. But you can only do that once you are physically active. And there is nothing better than a relaxing body massage since it not only soothes and calms the body and mind but also increases blood circulation. This increased circulation fetches more oxygen to the tissues which revitalize them and speeds up healing and recovery.
Post-natal oil massages have always been popular since the ancient ages owing to its numerous health benefits. It is chiefly a complete body massage given to new moms starting from the feet to the whole body ending with a relaxing head massage. This is generally done after 2 weeks from the delivery so that the new mom gets time to heal after the delivery and can be continued for the next 42 days or 6 weeks. Oil massage during this period is extremely crucial since it aims towards safe motherhood and life-long good health. Also Read: Shirodhara Massage: Benefits, Uses, Procedure, Oils, Treatment And Side Effects
Be it improving lactation, relieving from aches and pains, reducing stretch marks, improving flexibility, or inducing good sleep, an oil massage can provide all. There are several oils available in the market that are extremely beneficial and can be used for the post-natal oil massages.
Foray through this infographic to find out about the top 5 oils that can be used to give body massage to new moms.