I offer 3 different types of massage as I trained in different disciplines: the traditional Thai massage, the Indian ayurvedic massage and the adbominal massage according to Chiva-Som Academy in Bangkok.
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 to 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 YUU FAI: 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 & Birth
This practice is Thai acupressure 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. The points around the ankles are linked to the uterus and the cervix.
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.
Abdominal Massage for women and men
Welcome to discover and experience the benefits from a unique abdominal massage. Also called Maya massage by Chiva-Som Academy in Bangkok.
This therapy originates in Chi Nei Tsang, a holistic approach to the healing touch modality with old Taoist Chinese origins. CNT integrates physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. Maya massage is a combination of Thai and Chinese traditional massage to release emotional/muscle/fascia tension around the navel area and its organs and allows deep cleansing of the small and big intestines.
The belly is a very vulnerable area without bones to protect. Around the navel point there are 72.000 nerve endings. We accumulate tension/emotions negatively impacting all body systems. Symptoms are bloating, gas, cramps, constipation, burping, reflux; leading to headaches, sleep disorder, PMS, and all the dis- eases affecting the digestives process such as IBS, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis etc. This treatment is also advised before a colon irrigation.
Maya massage allows to clear out toxins through the skin and release negative emotions held in the organs. By opening the wind gates around the navel, circulation is increased and toxins can release. Abdominal massage involves deep, soft and gentle touches to train the organs to work more efficiently.
1 hour entirely dedicated to the belly, the skin, the navel area and the intestines hiding under the muscles and fascia. Hence the name therapeutic, different from wellness massage.
3 massages consecutively (about 3-5 days interval) are recommended to have a deeper impact and support restoring balance in the digestive system and emotions. You will have the feeling to be lighter!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How long does it last? 1 hour or 1:30 hour.
Q: Where does it happen? In your home, on your bed.
Q: How long does it take to see benefits? Immediately you experience a great sense of well-being which will last 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.
- Abdominal massage: 3 treatments consecutively (about 3-5 days interval) allow you to feel great relief.