During the postpartum period, a Reiki treatment is a truly lovely way of nurturing and honouring the new mama and making her feel truly cared for.
Reiki treatments given during postnatal recovery can be highly beneficial in healing your physical and emotional levels and maintain your well being during the first few weeks after your baby has been born.
A new baby can cause an emotional upheaval for a new mum, Reiki treatments can help you adjust and take care of your baby more easily.
New mums are surrounded by so many pressures, to have a baby who sleeps well, feeds well, settles well and to look confident and capable as a mum. With these expectations, hormonal changes and sleep deprivation and it’s no wonder that so many new mums really struggle in those first few months.
The physical trauma of pregnancy and birth is huge. Oestrogen levels reach a peak in the third trimester, and drop drastically in the 24 hours post labour. Breast feeding mamas can experience, night sweats, hot flashes, anxiety, depression, fatigue and insomnia. You may get the newborn blues and find yourself being quite emotional in the first few weeks due to the huge changes in your hormone levels. The usual symptoms last for a few days and include feeling weepy, grumpy and miserable, if your symptoms continue, consult your midwife or GP as you may be experiencing Postnatal Depression.
It is important that you take care of yourself as well as your baby in the months following childbirth. Reiki healing benefits include emotional and mental health support, hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding. Helping to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speeds healing and assists with C-section recovery.
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