This treatment includes all the benefits of the Postnatal Release & Massage but includes an additional element which is focused on releasing the c section scar and surrounding tissues. The initial session is 90 minutes and follow up sessions are 60.
Ladies who have birthed by C-Section may notice the area above their scar feels numb, disconnected, tingly, like it's not part of them. This is because all the connective tissues have been separated and like any wound you can't see what is happening with the healing underneath.
Some therapists suggest that it takes up to 2 years for the tissues moved and cut in a c-section to fully repair! Massage improves blood flow to the area, releases stuck tissues which can limit movement, can break down scar tissues making it feel less rope-like and improve its overall appearance. In addition, the nerves which have been disconnected begin to regrow and heal and sensation returns to the numb areas.
The appointment includes, an in-depth postnatal assessment, breathing assessment, therapeutic Postnatal Massage and Scar Therapy using essential oils and release strategies. Some self massage techniques are demonstrated to enable you to continue to work on your scar and surrounding tissues yourself. Methods to help improve breathing technique are also a fundamental part of this treatment and depending on your overall core function, the Hypopressive method may be recommended to facilitate your healing.
The areas of the body which are massaged include the upper chest, the neck, the shoulders, the upper and lower back, the abdomen, the hips, the pubic mound (where appropriate), on or near the c section scar, the upper legs (front and back) the buttocks and the rib cage and the diaphragm.
While lots of these areas require 'work' to aid postnatal healing, I use the later part of the massage to focus on the upper back, neck and shoulders to relieve tension and try to encourage relaxation.
These treatments will require some home work, continuing what I show you in order to help your body to heal. While you should feel some immediate relief from your initial session, my experience shows ladies who have around three sessions get the best long term results.
Sessions are in your own home and can be with or without baby. Ideally a friend or family member will be present to offer cuddles to baby to enable you time to focus on your healing.