Roxanne Fit and Hannah Johnson share their wealth of knowledge with helpful advice to recover from a c-section birth.
Many women feel they aren’t given enough support after having a c-section and find recovery difficult.
They can feel daunted by scar care and are often left with minimal after-care and nowhere to turn to for advice.
Many experience pain, discomfort or restriction around their scars, have lower back pain and may be struggling to lose the ‘overhang’ or ‘mummy tummy’ that so many of us have.
Scar-savvy experts and real mums themselves, Hannah and Roxanne have come together to create a powerhouse of information for new mums.
Their online course aims to empower mums to feel more confident about their postpartum bodies through a holistic approach to wellbeing, including exercise and proper scar massage.”
“We found many C-sections mums telling us they couldn’t touch their scars, that even a year after their birth they were still in pain and feeling numb. Women are often told that this is normal and that not much can be done,” said Hannah.
“We don’t believe this to be the case. Scar tissue is created after the body goes through trauma such as a C-Section and has the potential to cause other issues in the body such as pain, heavier periods and digestive issues. We believe this can be helped with massage and movement.”
After Roxanne’s C-Section a few years ago, she went to Hannah for advice on scar massage and found that Hannah’s massage recovery techniques not only helped her scar heal better but also helped her connect mentally with her body again too.
Roxanne found combining this with her tailor-made postnatal fitness programme enhanced her recovery in a safe and really effective way.
Over the last few years, Hannah and Roxanne have been working with other mums in similar situations to recover from their C-Sections both physically and mentally.
They have found that the mental and emotional healing is often not discussed enough during the recovery process, leaving new mums feeling disconnected from their bodies and a bit lost.
Their unique combination of exercise and massage together really helps women with their C-section recovery.
Massage And Exercise
Massage and exercise are two ways you can really support your healing and recovery as well as give you the confidence to touch your scar and help you to reconnect with your tummy.
Massage is an amazing tool for preventing the build-up of scar tissue. It’s easy to forget that your scar is not just the line you see on the surface.
Your scar is running all the way through to your uterus, through layers and layers of tissue and you can get a build-up of scar tissue all the way through.
Combining massage with movement and exercise to build your inner core strength, learn what to do about Diastasis Recti and know which exercises to do will make sure you re-cover more quickly and in the most effective way.
Even if it’s been six months or ten years since your C-section, it’s never too late to make chang-es to your body and help you feel better!
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