Postnatal massage is a wonderful way to recuperate from childbirth and ease into motherhood. It’s an effective holistic approach for the many adjustments you face as a new mother, and the best way to care for yourself and your baby after birth.
The stress from childbirth and time spent caring for your newborn can be hard on our body. Regular postnatal massage can decrease discomfort and help you feel relaxed and cared for during this intense time of your mothering journey. It can also help your body return to its pre-pregnancy condition.
As well as addressing the physical discomforts, it also works on your emotional state. Body, mind and soul are nurtured and rejuvenated, helping you be the best mum you can be.
Benefits of Postnatal Massage
Regular massage after giving birth can help with:
- Lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Scar healing
- Hand and wrist pain
- Postural dysfunctions
- Weakness and fatigue
- Re-establishes pelvic alignment
- Supports healthy lactation
- Facilitates Mum and baby bonding
- Reduces stress hormones
- Provides deep relaxation. This is very important when you become exhausted after night feedings
- Relieves shoulders and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding a baby
- Helps restore the uterus to its original state
- Helps to eliminate excess body fluids and reduces fluid retention
- Helps in weight loss by giving new tone to your muscles
- Increases blood circulation
- Helps you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to meet the needs of your newborn.
When to Start Postnatal Massage
Of course this depends on the individual, but for a normal birth, you can receive a massage as soon as you want – as long as your condition permits. For some this may be within the first week, whereas for others it may take a few months.
I recommend postnatal massage as soon after your baby’s birth as possible to concentrate on the muscles most recently used during labor and birth. It is the ideal way to ease yourself into motherhood, giving your body the rest and rejuvenation it needs.
Treatment is 90 mins in the comfort of your own home
1 session: £130 (90 mins)
3 sessions: £360 **Minimum recommended**
6 sessions : £660
Postnatal Massage + Bengkung Belly Wrap
1 session: £200 (90 mins)
3 sessions: £410
6 sessions: £700
Many mothers want to leave their baby in good hands and take a break. However, if you prefer to have your newborn with you, I will happily support the little visitor and adjust the routine to baby if needed (for breastfeeding, etc).
Get in touch for more information or to book in your massage.
Payment due on first session
Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer
Pre-paid sessions to be used within 3 months
You can always re-schedule an appointment without charge please give me as much time as possible
“I was lucky enough to get a voucher for a massage with Alexa as a present. Alexa arrived at my house on her electric bike. The fact that the massage took place at home meant the experience was relaxing from the start. Alexa did an excellent job of creating a calm, stress-free atmosphere by setting up the room in a practised way. The massage started with Alexa rocking me in large scarves – it was the most amazing feeling – so relaxing and calming. Once the massage started my baby became unsettled and Alexa had lots of suggestions for ways to comfort and feed him while we carried on with the massage. When it became difficult to continue, Alexa suggested trying another time when my husband was available to look after the baby. She was so generous with her time – coming back a second time and giving a full massage without charging me for the first attempt. On the second try I had the most beautiful, relaxing massage: the scarf section followed by a wonderful full body massage. Alexa was also very supportive and encouraging about how we were doing with our first baby, for example giving tips to help with breast feeding. Her presence in the house was very reassuring and I’d very much recommend her services. Thanks Alexa!” – Polly, March 2021
“Thank you again for your amazing massages, it felt so good to have some body care after months or caring and growing a little human! I really enjoyed the Rebozo technique, which helped me relax in a different way. It allowed me to let go completely and I felt like a baby being rocked. Great feeling!” – Sabrina, January 2021
“I had the most fantastic massage with Alexa 5 days post-partum and my god was it amazing! I only wish I had discovered her during my pregnancy! My little one was a little needy and Alexa so graciously waited for me to feed him before continuing. I highly recommend Alexa’s massages for any mama, I felt so relaxed afterwards and really happy to have nourished my body in such a way after labour and all in the comfort of my own home.” – Natasha, September 2020
“I could write a book about Alexa’s post natal massage! What started as a “push present” from my husband, that one session at home a few days after giving birth brought me back to life. Alexa has been coming home twice weekly since. After 2 epidurals (one incorrectly installed and re done 10 hours later), combined with the hurdles of labour, felt run over by a truck and the back pain would not go away, except for those 90 magical minutes twice weekly that left me feeling like a human again. Numb hands, stiff shoulders, twisted neck, humongous post pregnancy mummy tummy… Alexa took care if every bit of my sore body. In a couple of the first sessions Alexa even put the baby on my breast to feed her and continued with the massage like it was the most natural thing in the world. That’s one of the sweetest memories I hold with my little newborn baby girl. And the belly massage techniques are so unique, with heavy discharges afterwards indicative of clearing of clots. During pregnancy the scans showed an endometrioma and a cyst, and around 2 months after Alexa’s post partum belly massages I went for a scan to see if they needed to operate to extract them. When the lab technician said he could not see anything and it was all clear I could not believe my luck. Imagine undergoing an operation while attending to a newborn! Not short of a miracle, I was over the moon and I am sure Alexa’s advanced techniques contributed to this. Oh, and the glandular massage does help with milk output, with some extra milk the day after each session. When you are breastfeeding you always worry if the baby has enough and this has helped a lot! I am forever grateful to Alexa. My baby daughter is nearly 5 months and Alexa keeps coming home to make our lives better with her magic. She knows the female body like no other, and as I always tell her: Every new mum should have an Alexa!!” – Alex, November 2019
“I went to Alexa’s classes from the middle of my pregnancy and with my son after he was born. Both Pregnancy and the Baby + Mums classes have helped me feel good in my body, connect with my child and meet other mums. I also did a hypnobirthing workshop with my partner which allowed us to feel ready and confident about the birth. Alexa brings so much kindness and warm, positive energy. I feel grateful for her classes and recommend them strongly.” – Pauline
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