Introducing Lakshmi Perineal Massage Oil
Lakshmi Perineum Massage Oil is a blend of organic oils to help you prepare for the birth of your baby.
Perineal massage enhances the skins flexibility, reducing the risk of tears and cuts during childbirth.
Midwives and Doulas recommend expectant mothers begin massaging their perineal area twice daily once they reach 34 weeks.
What will perineal massage do?
- Help you be aware of this area of your body.
- Assist you to relax and ‘open up’ for your baby’s birth.
- Help prevent extremes of burning and stinging that often accompany the birth of the baby’s head.
- Decrease the chance of ongoing perineal pain at three months post-delivery
What should I do before I start perineal massage?
- Empty your bladder.
- Wash your hands.
- Find a relaxing place to perform the massage e.g bathroom, bedroom, or anywhere else you are comfortable. Sit/position yourself comfortably.
- Use a mirror to become thoroughly familiar with the vaginal opening and the perineum.
- A warm bath or warm compresses on the perineum for 10 minutes prior to the massage may help with relaxation.
How do I do it?
- Apply Perineal massage oil, on your thumbs and the perineum.
- Place thumbs just inside the vagina to a depth of three to five centimetres. Gently press downward towards the rectum and to the sides of the vagina at the same time to stretch the opening, until a very slight burning, stinging, or tingling sensation is felt.
- Work the lubricant in slowly and gently, maintaining the pressure and pulling the perineum forward a little as you sweep your thumbs from side to side of the vagina in a ‘U’ shaped motion for approximately two to five minutes.
- The massage can be done in one direction at a time i.e. from side to side, or the thumbs can be swept in opposite directions.
- Try different ways until you find which is more comfortable for you.
- Focus on relaxed breathing while trying to consciously relax the pelvic floor muscles and allowing the tissues to stretch.
- Relax and repeat once.
Please note Perineal Massage should never hurt, if you experience pain, stop and try again another time. If pain persists please see a medical professional.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Hemp Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Copaiba and Melaleuca oils.