Post natal massage – Is it necessary?


It’s common nowadays to hire a massage lady to soothe your physical pain after labour. For natural birth, the massage starts 2 or 3 days after and for caesarian, 1 to 2 weeks after labour.

The massage lady is usually a Malay, doing freelance work and travels to your house. For those tied to theĀ massage agency, you will need to pay for their taxi fares too. Cost is typically $50 to $75 per session and you can choose 5, 7, 10 or even more sessions. You would need to be naked with only your disposable underwear and provide a space in your house for the massage.

I chose the 10 sessions to last for 2 weeks and it cost $550 for a freelance massage lady. To be honest, 5 sessions are enough to alleviate the pains and the more experienced ones will help to shift the womb back so it does not push against your bladder. I am not kidding, it really helpsĀ …

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