Yes, you can get massage after baby comes.
If we could have one massage wish come true it would be that all of our clients get massage postpartum.
Massage can help alleviate the physical discomforts of holding baby and breastfeeding, as well as help you rest better and help you integrate all the life changes that are rapidly underway.
How soon can you get a massage?
If you delivered vaginally, a massage is safe immediately postpartum. If you delivered via belly (a C-section), you should email or call to chat with us first -- depending on when you gave birth, we may need you to check in with your doc first.
What about breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding and caring for a baby are hard physical work. Massage can helps your muscles adjust. We are quite used to accommodating tender, leaky breasts -- depending on how you feel, you can still receive the massage in a side-lying position and we always have extra towels around to help keep that abundant milk supply in check.
Can I bring my baby?
Yes! Many women bring their baby. Sometimes they come with another caregiver. Alternately, you can bring your baby INTO the massage, either in a stroller next to the massage table or actually on the table with you so that you can nurse on demand and keep that little bundle close.
MAMA & BABY
Bring baby in with you! We'll spend a little time teaching you some baby massage and then get you both snuggled up on the massage table for some specialized attention just for Mom.
As with all things "baby," the baby is in charge and we'll adapt to their needs in the moment.
INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTION
Infant massage is an ancient art of families giving loving touch to their babies that crosses cultures and spans generations upon generations. It helps with family bonding, calms your baby and calms the caregiver as well. The best time to begin infant massage is in the first few months, and it is definitely easier before your baby is turning over too much and definitely before they are crawling. However, all babies are welcome (it’s just a lot more work for you once they’re mobile!).
BREASTFEEDING MAMA'S MASSAGE MAKEOVER
Is breastfeeding taking a toll on your body? It's real work! Come get a makeover of your shoulders, neck, arms and hands. Breeze through postpartum recovery without sacrificing your own body as you tackle that breastfeeding learning curve. Wanna bring babe? Yes, please! Baby will change your massage experience, but it's worth it. She can be in a stroller next to you or with you on the massage table to feed on demand. Or both. :)
THE WELL-RESTED NEW MAMA
Yep, it’s nap time. Your nap time. We’ll tuck you in, melt away your tension and lull you into relaxation with deeply, sedating massage. Sleep may be elusive in these weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little nap in. Massage taps into your body's innate physiology to promote better sleep and help you rest better at home, too. Baby is always welcome in all our massages, but this one is definitely a little more effective if baby stays with another caregiver.