Why Massaging with a Mother Oil Important for New Mothers


Massages have long been used as a remedy for relaxation, pain relief and stress relief. After giving birth, as a mother, you undergo many physical, emotional and mental changes. With a newborn, finding time for your self is a bit difficult. So you go through an emotional turmoil when your body is not supporting you right. Rest and recovery require additional effort and time to get back to your original self. One of the quickest ways to postpartum recovery is a postpartum massage.

What is a Postpartum Massage?

After birth, you might experience various difficulties in your body like muscle pain, hormonal changes, body fattening and much more. It puts you in a state of predicament to look at your bloated body.  Postpartum massage is a full body massage that gives new mothers physical and emotional benefits. Apart from birth, if you go through a miscarriage or still baby birth delivery, you may want to consider a postpartum massage to help your body heal. It will help you to accelerate recovery and overall wellbeing. Let’s have a look at the benefits this massage brings to you, as a new mom.

Benefits of Postpartum Massaging

Relives Pain

Postpartum muscle pain is normal. Postpartum massage can relieve pain, especially in pain-prone areas such as the arms, shoulders, and back. Massage your chest for giving your shoulders some easy movement and also to relieve chest pain.

Reduces Swelling

During pregnancy, the amount of fluid in the body usually increases by about 50%. Postpartum massage after pregnancy improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, thus letting the body efficiently process excess fluid throughout the body and restoring balance. Massaging gradually lessens swelling in the body.

Relaxes Muscles

Postpartum massage relaxes muscles, improves blood circulation, lowers stress hormones and provides both physical and emotional relief. Some women prefer a light touch, while others choose a deep massage that penetrates more into the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massaging gets rid of the muscle knots if any. This promotes complete healing of the aching muscles.

Regulates Hormones

Hormones such as estrogen increase significantly during pregnancy and decrease after childbirth. Postpartum massage helps balance hormones and mental health. Massage helps balance the natural chemicals associated with depression, such as dopamine and serotonin.

Improves Breastfeeding

The level of the lactation hormone known as prolactin increases after childbirth and postpartum massage helps to further increase prolactin that promotes lactation production. There is a technique to massage breasts post-delivery. Consult a nurse or the massage expert for learning this technique. 

Offers Quality Sleep

Feeling tired and getting less sleep after giving birth is quite common, especially when caring for a newborn. The massage relieves fatigue, promotes relaxation and improves sleep.   

Tones the Body

Body shape goes for a toss post-delivery. The best way to bring back the body to its shape is to go for a postpartum massage. Massaging the stomach using a specific technique helps in keeping excess fat in check. Similarly, other parts of the body need massaging to be toned.

Nourishes Skin 

Generally during pregnancy, skin itches. If you scratch your dry skin, it causes stretch marks. Thus, oil gives that much-needed nourishment and elasticity to the skin.  Regular massaging with oil nourishes the skin from the inside out.

Ayurvedic body oil for mothers

Herbostra’s Nourishing Mother Oil uses Probiotic technology to blend traditional herbs and oils for mothers and pregnant women. It prevents stretch marks, reduces dark spots and relieves itching. Regular application of mother oil improves skin elasticity, comfort and nourishment to sin. This mother massage oil is rich in natural ingredients that tone and rejuvenate the body, helps in bone formation and strengthens the immunity of mother and baby. This mother oil is transdermal, free of parabens and synthetic dyes.


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