Pregnancy and childbirth require a great deal of physical and mental strength from the female body. Accordingly, the recovery after such an important period will be prolonged. It is necessary to pay special attention to this. Each new mother can recommend a massage of the abdomen after childbirth, as well as other parts of the body. To begin this exercise is recommended already in a couple of weeks after the appearance of the baby, if to this there are no specific medical contraindications.
What is the use of massage?
Massage manipulations help to increase the elasticity of muscle fibers, increase their efficiency and recovery. Also, a significant impact is on the joints, strengthening them and improving blood supply. Especially it concerns a backbone subjected to the raised loading and is the reason of a pain in a back at pregnant women and have already given birth.
Also massage effectively affects the subcutaneous fatty tissue, in excess formed during the period of bearing the child. Stimulation of metabolic processes makes it possible to accelerate the combustion of fats in the necessary places. Thanks to massages, the skin becomes more elastic. The effect is also on the nervous system. With the help of various techniques it is possible to increase or, on the contrary, reduce its excitability. Well go away anxiety, depression, increases vitality.
Cosmetic for massage
Massage manipulations are always carried out using special cosmetics that increase the glide. This cream, oil, talcum powder. The most commonly used oils are mineral water and natural. The latter include olive, as the most affordable, almond, peach, avocado oil, grape seed. They are well absorbed and favorably affect the skin, making it surprisingly soft and velvety.
But it should always be remembered that natural oils sometimes cause unwanted allergic reactions. Therefore, before using them, a test is recommended. It consists in applying a cosmetic to a small area of the skin of the forearm and tracking the result. If after an hour no rashes and other undesirable phenomena have appeared, oil can be safely used.
Body massage. Scheme
Let's describe the sequence traditionally used in the sessions of massage receptions:
Stroking - for calming, relaxing the muscles, reducing edema, preparing the body for further procedures.
Rubbing is a deeper effect on the skin, strengthening blood circulation in its layers, lymph drainage;elimination of pain, improving nutrition of tissues.
Mening - the main method of massage, akin to passive gymnastics, increases metabolism in tissues, completely eliminates muscle fatigue.
Beading, sawing is a reflex action on the smooth muscles of the internal organs.
Vibration is the final technique, accelerates the recovery processes, relieves fatigue, affects the nervous system in various ways.
Contraindications for carrying out massage after childbirth are the following symptoms and conditions:
- fever, fever;
- diseases of skin, nails, hair;
- allergic skin rashes;
- purulent processes;
- varicose veins, thrombosis;
- diseases of the heart, lungs and other organs.
Video. Self-massage of the abdomen after childbirth
Before planning the course of massage, it is always recommended to get advice and recommendations from a gynecologist, therapist, neurologist( with back pain).