Cesarean delivery rates are increasing worldwide. The WHO recommends the cesarean rate was 17.2% in India. Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. Pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies are essential components of post-birth pain control. “Alternative therapy” is widely defined to denote any medical procedure or technique used in place of traditional pharmaceutical products. Massage therapy is an excellent alternative method that helps in general health, relaxation, and pain relief. A hand massage is a massage that targets specific muscles in the hand, stimulating nerve endings to various organs in the body, which feels good and even reduces pain. A hand massage has the potential to improve the health and well-being in a number of ways. This method can be used for mother who has undergone the cesarean section.
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