During childbirth our lymphatic system gets compromised and slows down. By opening the major lymph node, we get the lymph flowing through the body which begins the healing process after childbirth. Our lymphatic system works very closely to our immune system which helps to fight infection and disease.
Other unique postnatal lymphatic massage benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding. More advanced therapy helps restore your body to its prenatal condition, reducing stretch marks in abdomen and breasts. The use of ultrasound therapy helps minimize inflammation and scar tissue associated with a C-section recovery.
Postnatal lymphatic massage has been shown to be effective for a quicker recovery and better health. Integration of maternal bodywork may add welcome value to your healing journey and transition to motherhood.
Postnatal lymphatic massage typically should begin 2-3 days after childbirth with two sessions per week for the first 3 weeks. Additional massages should be continued for 4 more weeks with at least one session per week and include the use of a postnatal abdominal compression binder to achieve optimal results.