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Postnatal massage

Here is an article about postnatal massage from Hajni Varadi, which was originally posted on the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy blog.
Postnatal massageby Hajni Varadi,  sports & therapeutic massage therapist Women often ask me how soon they can have a massage after giving birth. I usually recommend at least 3 weeks after natural birth and 4-5 weeks after a caesarean.

It is advisable to allow time for the body to recover, heal and adjust to motherhood, as there are all sorts of new aches and pains to deal with. During pregnancy it is usually the lower back that hurts; however, with breastfeeding and carrying a baby, the muscles between the shoulder blades can get tight and sore. The neck can also be painful from constantly looking down. On top of this, hormonal changes in the body can sometimes cause postnatal depression.

I know it all sounds daunting, but on a cheery note, massage can help you feel human again. What's more, during the treatment you can have a well-deserved …