Tearing in labour is quite common and it can be so sore and tender afterwards - so it there’s a way to help avoid it it’s got to be worth it hasn’t it? Perineal Massage from 34 weeks of pregnancy is becoming more and more popular and something that is recommended by Midwives. “Down Below” gives you the confidence that you are using a safe purpose made perineal massage oil that is made from only the purest of natural plant oils with no added fragrance or essential oils that could otherwise cause sensitivity issues in such a delicate area.
Our award winning ‘Down Below’ brings you everything you would want from a perineal massage oil:
- Safe – purposefully made for the job
- Fragrance free
- Hygienic pipette dispenser – no mess
- Multipurpose - Beautiful blend that can be used anywhere on the body as well with no wet/tacky after effect
Here’s a look at the amazing properties of the natural ingredients carefully chosen to be part of Down Below:
- Evening Primrose Oil: Hydrating and soothing –rich in antioxidants and Omega 6 fatty acids.
- Rosehip Oil: Brings elasticity and regeneration to the skin, rich in Omega 3 fatty acid.
- Sunflower Seed Oil:Smoothing and softening – has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Moisturises – rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Calendula Oil: Soothes – anti-inflammatory properties, promotes skin healing and repair.
‘Down Below’ is perfect for:
- Perineal massage
- Stretch marks
- Dry skin
- Scar tissue
- Itchy, irritated skin
- Sensitive skin (No Allergens and Fragrance-Free)
How to use
Wash your hands before you start your perineal massage and find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Consider making perineal massage part of your routine following your shower/bath as the warmth of the water will help with the blood supply to the area and surrounding tissues. Adopt a comfortable position, semi-sitting, one foot up on the toilet, bath or stool, or squatting against a wall.
- Place 1-2 drops of ‘Down Below’ massage oil onto your fingers and apply to the outside of the perineum.
- Place your clean thumbs about 2 inches (5cm) into your vagina. Using your thumbs press downwards in the direction of your anus so that you can feel the stretch of the muscles surrounding the vagina and the vaginal tissues.
- Once you have this downward pressure, use your thumbs to sweep from side to side in a rhythmic “U” shape/hammock movement.
- Whilst massaging the perineum from the outside with your other fingers. When massaging apply steady pressure towards the anus. This may tingle, but should not hurt! This will also help you to recognize the sensation when your baby is ready to be born.
- Apply more oil to the outside of the perineum if required. The perineum will possibly feel tight when you first start, but in time you will begin to feel a change and remember this should not hurt.
- If your partner is performing the message, just follow the same instructions, but ask them to use their index fingers using the same “U” shape/hammock motion. It is important that you tell your partner how much pressure to apply.
- Do not undertake perineal massage if you are suffering from Herpes, Vaginal thrush or other known infections. Please contact your midwife or GP if you suspect any of these infections.
- Oenothera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose Oil)
- Rosa Canina fruit oil (Rosehip Oil)
- Helianthus Annuus seed oil (Sunflower Seed Oil)
- Prunus Armeniaca kernel oil (Apricot Kernel Oil)
- Calendula Officinalis Flower oil (Calendula Oil)
Content 50ml – Full instruction leaflet included in the box.