May 12 , 2019
Ease your way through labour with a loving touch with Heavenly Labour Massage Oil!
When a woman is stressed, she releases adrenaline that counteracts the effects of oxytocin, the hormone that produces contractions during labour. Massage helps to release feel-good endorphins to assist with a natural birth experience.
Aromatherapy oils especially chosen for labour, can add significantly to the therapeutic benefits of birth massage. Women who are massaged by their partners, midwives, doulas or other support figures during labour, experience good pain relief and have even been shown to have shorter labours overall. Touch and massage also help a woman to relax and the more relaxed an expectant mom is the more efficient the labour will be!
The natural way
The calming and pain-relieving powers of touch for women during labour are well-known. As most midwives know, gentle massage at the time of labour will help to relax the mother, aid in the production of endorphins or “feel-good hormones”, relieve pain and promote healthy contractions.
Touch and massage are also reassuring and help the mother to feel safe and cared for – an important component of a happy, healthy birth, which also helps to prepare the mother for bonding with her baby.
How can Heavenly Labour Massage Oil help?
Heavenly Labour Massage Oil contains essential therapeutic aromatherapy oils of Clary Sage, Lavender and Jasmine, especially chosen for the positive effects during labour. This aromatherapy massage oil is used as an aid during natural childbirth to soothe and relax, relieve labour and back pains and promote healthy contractions. It is very effectively used for gentle massage of the abdomen or lower back area during labour.
Heavenly Labour Massage Oil contains the following pure essential aromatherapy oils in therapeutic dosage:
- Clary Sage oil strengthens the respiratory and muscular systems during labour and facilitates regular, effective contractions which speed up the birth process. This essential oil also relieves pain and tension.
- Lavender oil dulls and eases uterine pain and also increases the strength of contractions while calming the mother. Lavender is wonderful for promoting relaxation and can also prevent and reduce nausea.
- Jasmine oil improves the strength and efficiency of contractions, reduces labour pains and increases breast-milk supply. It is also wonderfully uplifting and pampering and is known as one of the luxury oils due to its beautiful fragrance. Associated with Spring and new beginnings, Jasmine is a perfect companion during childbirth!
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How has Heavenly Labour Massage Oil helped others?
Your Heavenly Labour Massage Oil is just what the name says it is: absolutely divine! After seeing how much massaging my sister with this oil helped her when she was in labour, I bought it for myself now that I am the one expecting. I am really looking forward to having this wonderful product to help me through labour. I know the memories this aromatic oil brings back always fill me with strength after having been at my sister’s side during the birth of her son.’ – Carolyn G.
‘Tranquil BirthBath and Heavenly Labour Massage Oil were wonderful to use when I was having my baby and I want to recommend them to other mothers! During labour I relaxed in the bath and it really helped to relax me. My midwife used the massage oil afterwards and it helped so much with my back pain. Thank you for all your amazing products for pregnancy and for all the information and support!’ – Dulcie
How do I use Heavenly Labour Massage Oil?
With aromatherapy, a little goes a long way!
Directions: Pour approximately 5mls (a teaspoon full) onto hands and massage slowly and gently onto the back and abdominal areas during labour. This can be done by your midwife, birth attendant, your partner or anyone else who is sharing the birth experience with you. Continue for as long as needed and let your touch be guided by the mother.
Caution: As some of the therapeutic oils in this product help to promote contractions, Heavenly Labour Massage Oil is not recommended for use during pregnancy, except during labour. Not intended for infants. If you’re looking for infant massage oils see our Infant Massage Oil (0-12 weeks) and our Blissful Baby Massage Oil (12 weeks+).
Also in the range:
- Tranquil Birthbath (luxurious bath oil with aromatherapy oils to assist contractions & relaxation during birthing)
- Eze-Birth Essence (flower & gem essence to promote inner strength and tranquillity during labour)
- PureMother Essence (flower essence for the newly birthed mother)
Q & A: How to do birthing massage
I’m not an expert. How should labour massage be done?
You do not need to be an expert to massage the labouring mother during childbirth! Gentle rubbing of the abdomen and deeper massage of the lower back during contractions generally prove the most useful and effective technique – although each woman will have her own preferences during labour and should be encouraged to tell you what works best for them. Begin gently and allow the mother to be your best guide as to what she needs during her unique experience of labour.
Don’t neglect other areas such as the head, face, feet, shoulders and hands which can all become tense during labour. Muscles can be kneaded between the thumb and fingers. Massage strokes should be continuous, rhythmic, and definite, going from up to down and down to up without lifting the hands.
You can also talk to the mother or sing while you are massaging. However, maintain quiet peaceful sounds in order to enhance the relaxing effect. Feelgood Health’s Rocking Chair CD has a wonderful relaxing musical soundtrack that perfectly suits the birthing process and baby will be used to the music, making the Rocking Chair CD perfect to use to relax baby in the months to come!
Can I use this massage oil during pregnancy?
No – as the oils chosen for Heavenly Labour Massage Oil are known to stimulate contractions, it is not recommended during pregnancy and is to be used during labour only. However, MellowMama Bath Oil, StretchEasy Massage Oil and Faithful Feet Massage Oil all contain aromatherapy oils specially chosen for safety and relaxation during pregnancy.
Can I use this massage oil for my baby?
No – this massage oil is intended for adult women during labour. New babies have very sensitive skin and only certain aromatherapy essential oils should be used on newborns and infants. See our Infant Massage Oil (Birth – 12 weeks) and Blissful Baby Massage Oil (for babies over 12 weeks).
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