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Post Partum Massage

Post partum massage (PPM) is one of the key essentials that I included in my post delivery self-care. I don't know how well it really worked out for me previously, but I do cherish and appreciate that hour of "me-time" during the massage.  As with most of the massage ladies (ML), the service is usually home based and ranges between $60-$80 per hour.  Most of the packages include the body massage as well as a waist binding service.  Some also offer a steaming service that is said to aide water retention removal. 

As with my previous experience, I don't do well with the binder because the binding is so tight (intentional, to try to reduce that stomach size) that it cuts off a lot of circulation, making my skin super itchy and my sleep was so disrupted because I was waking up often to scratch the itch, and in the process, even broke the skin at several spots.  After 2 days of binding and suffering, I gave up and refuse to bind  further, and the ML would have it easy.

I tried 3 MLs so far and two of them were good; came recommended via other mommy friends.  The third, I found on Singapore motherhood forum as I was in a rush but I found her not as good as she seemed to like cutting corners here and  there and just generally the impression of being lazy.  And she's the most expensive too and demands upfront payment whereas the practices of the other 2 were to finish the service first then make the payment on the last day.

Let me know if you need their contacts :)

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