Here at A Step Above Wellness Centre, one of our passions is to support new moms and aid them in their journey towards optimal health and well-being after pregnancy. We are proud to offer a range of specialized therapies tailored to meet the unique needs of new moms and facilitate their overall wellness.
Here are some ways we may be able to help new moms.
- Postpartum depression: Red light therapy has been shown to improve symptoms of depression, including postpartum depression. It helps stimulate the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in mood regulation. This can help alleviate the symptoms of depression and improve overall mental well-being.
- Pain relief: New moms often experience various aches and pains, such as back pain, sore muscles, and breastfeeding discomfort. Red light therapy can help reduce inflammation and promote healing, which can provide pain relief and accelerate recovery.
- Skin rejuvenation: Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on the skin, leading to issues like stretch marks, scars, and pigmentation changes. Red light therapy has been shown to improve the appearance of these skin concerns by increasing collagen production, boosting cell regeneration, and reducing inflammation.
- Improved sleep and boosted energy and mood: Red light therapy can help regulate the sleep-wake cycle by increasing the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep regulation. Red light therapy can help increase energy levels and improve mood by stimulating the mitochondria in the cells, enhancing cellular energy production.
- Deep relaxation and improved sleep: Spending time in a rest pod promotes deep relaxation, allowing the body and mind to unwind and release tension. This can help induce a state of relaxation conducive to better sleep.
- Reduced stress and anxiety: Theta sensory deprivation chambers have been found to alleviate stress and anxiety. By calming the mind and reducing anxiety levels, it becomes easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
- Pain relief and muscle relaxation: A session in our rest pod can help relieve muscle tension, alleviate chronic pain, and improve overall physical well-being. Decreasing physical discomfort can contribute to better sleep quality.
Exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT) is a beneficial practice for new moms, as it involves breathing in higher levels of oxygen-enriched air while exercising. This technique provides significant health advantages by enhancing the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells and blood plasma.
- EWOT can help new moms by improving oxygen delivery to the body’s organs and tissues, reducing swelling and supporting faster healing and recovery after childbirth.
- Incorporating EWOT into an exercise routine can aid in recovering from stress-related illnesses that may have occurred during pregnancy or childbirth.
- By saturating the red blood cells and blood plasma with oxygen, EWOT can help prevent age-related diseases and support overall health and vitality.
- Additionally, EWOT can assist new moms in shedding post-pregnancy weight by stimulating the metabolism and potentially leading to weight loss.
PEMF therapy, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy, can be beneficial for new moms in several ways:
- Hormonal balance: Pregnancy and childbirth can cause hormonal imbalances, leading to mood swings, irritability, and other emotional challenges. PEMF therapy has been shown to regulate the production of certain hormones, promoting balance and well-being.
- Faster recovery: PEMF therapy can contribute to faster healing and recovery after childbirth. It aids in reducing inflammation, promoting tissue regeneration, and enhancing the body’s natural healing process. It can be especially helpful for mothers who have undergone a Cesarean section.
- Stress reduction: New moms often experience high levels of stress and anxiety. PEMF therapy has been known to induce relaxation, decrease anxiety, and improve sleep quality. This can help new mothers heal emotionally and physically while adjusting to the demands of motherhood.
- Increased energy and vitality: The exhaustion and fatigue associated with caring for a newborn can affect a new mom’s energy levels. PEMF therapy can help boost energy, improve mental clarity, and rejuvenate the body. This can be particularly beneficial for moms who may struggle with sleep deprivation.
During your consultation, we will discuss your health and pregnancy history and all potential contraindications to our therapies. It’s important to note that while these therapies can provide various benefits for new moms, individual experiences may vary, and should not replace medical advice or treatments. It’s always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new therapy or treatment.
Beyond the immediate postpartum, we can further help contribute to women’s health with other amazing therapies and classes, including improving vaginal health, pelvic floor and core strengthening, and reformer pilates classes!
We look forward to helping new moms! Give us a call to book your consultation: 519-970-9006