I offer 2 different types of massage as I trained in different disciplines, the traditional Thai massage and the Indian ayurvedic massage.
Thai Traditional Massage for Postpartum
Thai Traditional Yoga Massage for postpartum Is a traditional healing art with a synthesis of yoga, Ayurveda and meditation. With rhythmic motion, palming and thumbing along the energy lines, gentle stretching, and breath work, I create a flowing ‘dance’ around your body. You are dressed in a light coton shirt and large pants which I provide. Thai Yoga massage stretches and tones muscles, improves circulation, relieves muscular tension and spasm, helps the metabolism, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically inducing a calm mental state.
In Thai postpartum traditions, as in many other traditional cultures, during the precious 40 days after birth, a caretaker comes into the mother's home to assist her take care of herself and her baby. She gives the mother a daily treatment of massage, herbal hotpot on the belly and herbal steam tent, hot drinks and comfort food. It is believed that while giving birth, the mother loses warmth- the warmth of her child within- and she must be kept warm to heal and become whole again. I do offer postpartum massage and steam tent. Please contact me if you like to find out more about this ancient healing practice.
Thai Foot Massage to Induce Labour
This practice is Thai massage applied to feet and legs under the knees. It is good for stimulating the activity of internal organs and improving blood and lymph circulation. Foot massage cannot be given during pregnancy but is great to naturally induce labour.
Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage in Pregnancy or Postnatal
This is a soft and gentle full body massage with a warm oil infused with herbs. The oil penetrates the tissues and the cells so that they can release toxins. The benefits are multiple: elimination of body toxins, improved blood circulation, skin nourishment, soothing the nervous system, creating a sense of physical and emotional well being. This type of massage is highly recommended during pregnancy and also in postpartum.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How long does it last? All massage sessions last about 1h15.
Q: Where does it happen? In your home.
Q: How long does it take to see benefits? Immediately you experience great sense of wellbeing which will lasts few days.
Q: How many sessions would I need? A regular massage during pregnancy helps you to cope with the body changes. Massage in postpartum is a treat for yourself as you are mothering your baby, being mothered yourself is very healing.