Massage after you have given birth can be extremely beneficial in helping you adjust emotionally and physically. However, there are instances when massage might not be appropriate or I’ll need to ask your primary healthcare provider (GP, midwife or consultant) for their consent to go ahead with treatments.
If you’ve had any complications during your labour or any subsequent health concerns, then approval will be needed prior to any postnatal treatments. Or if you have any infections or communicable diseases, fever, unexplained bleeding, blood clot or phlebitis, massage won’t be suitable until you are fully recovered.
I will ask you about your health when you make your appointment and you’ll also have a full consultation at your first postnatal massage session when we will make sure that it is safe to go ahead with your treatment. For more information on contraindications to massage, please see the massage safety pages.