One of the traditional practices when it comes to confinement, which is also known as “tempoh berpantang” is to get the massage therapist to massage the mother. The postnatal massage, otherwise known as “berurut” helps the mother relieve pain, expels wind, promotes blood circulation, hormone regulation and improves breastfeeding. As all other massages, it also promotes deep relaxation and stress reduction resulting in better sleep. Your body systems will appreciate this treatment after nine months of change, culminating with the delivery of the greatest miracle in life. The additional benefits of the postnatal massage include reducing swelling, water retention and cellulite, helping the mother getting back in shape post-delivery. It has also been shown to help with fighting postpartum depression. A therapist will be sent to your house depending on your needs and you may start receiving postnatal (postpartum) massages as soon as you feel comfortable. Your therapists will position you comfortably if your abdomen or breasts are sore. If you have had a caesarean, the gentle massage to the area will increase the blood supply and speed up the recovery as well as helping with the internal healing.
If you have any other maternal complications, you must first consult with your medical provider.