9 Treatments That May Work Better Than Postnatal Massage

You are now a New Mother! Maybe it is not your first time, but like all mothers will tell you, it never is the same!

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Postnatal massage alternatives encompass a diverse range of holistic practices aimed at addressing challenges new mothers face during the postpartum period. For those dealing with insufficient milk supply, specialized lactation consultation services can guide breastfeeding techniques, dietary adjustments, and herbal supplements known to support lactation.

Wrist pain, often arising from the physical demands of caring for a newborn, can be managed through ergonomic adjustments, hand exercises, and therapeutic hand massages. In addition, alternative therapies such as reflexology and hot/cold therapy can offer relief.

Traditional confinement soups, rich in nourishing ingredients, are part of many cultural practices and are believed to aid in postpartum recovery. These soups often contain nutrient-dense ingredients like ginger, sesame oil, and herbs, which can promote healing and replenish vital nutrients.

Postpartum uterine prolapse, a concern for some women, can benefit from exercises focusing on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, such as Kegel exercises, and consultation with a healthcare provider to explore appropriate treatments.

For postpartum water retention, lymphatic drainage massage, gentle exercise, and hydration can effectively reduce swelling and promote lymphatic circulation.

Weight loss management after childbirth involves a balanced approach, combining healthy eating, gradual exercise, and professional guidance if needed, considering the unique needs of each mother’s body.

C-section scar numbness can be addressed through scar tissue massage, scar creams, and mindful stretching. Consultation with a physical therapist or healthcare provider can be invaluable.

Low mood or postpartum depression is a serious concern. Alternative therapies like aromatherapy, meditation, and mindfulness practices can supplement traditional treatments such as counseling or medication, providing additional emotional support and stress reduction.

Embracing these postnatal massage alternatives offers physical relief and nurtures emotional well-being, helping new mothers navigate the complex and transformative journey of motherhood with greater resilience and comfort.

Read on to learn how Postpartum treatment aren’t just about confinement soups or massages! There are some many things we can help with, not least the New Mother Posture! We have been doing TCM Pregnancy and Postpartum treatments for over a decade now, and we hope we can help you too!

Insufficient Milk

Our “Breast Milk Supply” treatments are for young mums going through a phase of insufficient milk production. Our patients come referred after all else has been tried by the doulas, midwives and lactation consultants. We open up soft tissue restrictions while stimulating neuro-endocrine […]

Wrist Pain

Postpartum wrist pain is a common occurrence for a new mother. Wrist pain often comes from overuse of one or both wrists, usually because of breast feeding. We see this regularly at our clinic, and it is often one of two conditions – De Quevain’s Tenosynovitis or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. […]

Confinement Soups

Soma Clinic Confinement Soups are a better approach to confinement soups. Your herbal soups are designed and formulated for your unique body constitution. You no longer need to use generic formulations that are too heaty for your body or weak potions that lack the herbal strength to optimize recovery. […]

Postpartum Uterine Prolapse

The muscles and tissues that support your pelvic region weaken and stretch under the pressure of pregnancy. The process of childbirth intensifies this load and one possible outcome is prolapse, where your pelvic organs protrude into your vaginal canal. You may experience incontinence, painful sex, pressure in vagina. […]

Postpartum Water Retention

Some women tend toward lymphatic congestion, which predisposes them to postpartum water retention. If you experience significant water retention after giving birth, you may need help eliminating the fluids. At Soma Clinic, we use a couple of methods. […]

Weight Loss Management

It is common for new mothers to retain weight even up to 6 months postpartum. Part of the reason is the need for more calories post-birth. There are also reasons related to reproductive and stress hormones and the mother’s age. […]

C-Section Scar Numbness

Numbness in the area surrounding the C-Section Scar is a common side effect that most women do not expect. For some women, the numbness does remain for a long time. We have helped enough postpartum women regain sensation in that area through acupuncture alone. […]

Low Mood or Depression

With the birth of a baby, you may experience a mess of powerful emotions, from excitement to anxiety and even grief. You may experience new mum “baby blues,” which include moodiness, bursting into tears, irritability, and postpartum depression. […]

Do You have New Mother Posture?

Zen Out with Cupping for New Mother Posture Soma Clinic

Do you present with the following?

  • Neck & Shoulders: The entire neck is often strained during pregnancy, and this strain continues all the way down to the Upper Shoulder Muscles of the Levator Scapula and Upper Trapezius. Treatment is down to undo the compensatory habits, making way for a more balanced musculoskeletal system.
  • Caved-in Shoulders: This is a postural consequence of having weak shoulder stabilizers as well as overused pectoral muscles during pregnancy and also during breastfeeding.
  • Hiked Hips: While treating the entire back during our Mother-Roasting Protocol, we will definitely treat hiked hips when we see them.
  • Lower Back & Legs: Lower back restrictions going down the legs are common for the postpartum patient. Again, this part of the body is commonly worked on.

If you do, then you have New Mother Posture! Many mothers will present like this just because pregnancy and delivery took such a toll on them.

If you have New Mother Posture, then you deserve a Zen Out session! 🙂

All the above conditions of restriction have been successfully worked on at our clinic. Zen Out is one of our Signature Treatments. For those with New Mother Posture, we recommend Zen Out (which involves Soft Tissue Release and Craniosacral Therapy) together with Cupping. Ask for it!

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