Massage therapy has been shown to be extremely helpful in the recovery from c-section surgery, giving a much better outcome both aesthetically and physically for clients

After C-section surgery your body reacts by healing the site of the incision with scar tissue which is a cement like tissue to prevent the wound from re-opening. This is great for the incision site but not so helpful for the surrounding tissues such as muscles and organs.


This scar tissue can create adhesions which basically means they stick themselves to everything they can.

Left untreated this can affect your breathing, your bowel movements, your pelvic floor function and your posture, which can cause stress on your spine, resulting in further issues...

Other symptoms can include limb and lower back pain, numbness around the scar and stiffness in the hips. Many women have never associated the presence of the C-section scar with their symptoms. After all, their symptoms tend to not always be close to the area of the C-section scar.

Conclusion

Massage therapy has been shown to be extremely helpful in the recovery from c-section surgery, giving a much better outcome both aesthetically and physically for my clients. The increased movement improves the muscles' function and reduces pain, therefore making it a lot easier to exercise. A few minutes work can make a lot of difference in athletic ability, urine retention, and the sense of being whole. With corrected posture comes good circulation and a better overall sense of wellbeing.

Becoming a mother was one of the most exciting and emotional times in my life

Although I had both my children naturally, going through long labours made me very grateful to have an experienced therapist to help me get my body back to health post pregnancy.

 

This experience led me to taking a qualification in C-section scar tissue work. I wanted to help women heal from this major surgery with confidence, in a safe and comfortable space.

 

I'll be happy to answer any further questions you may have, here. If you would like to learn more about c-section scar's affect on the body this article gives a good overview.

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