I offer a postnatal massage that is based on traditional South American postnatal rituals. These abdominal massage techniques use a traditional woven rebozo to support healing and recovery in the postnatal period.
The session I offer was shared by Sophie Messager and Maddie McMahon and is based on the teaching of Rocio Alarcon; an Ecuadorian shaman, healer and ethnobotanist.
Pregnancy and birth is about the body opening and becoming wider. The practice of postnatal massage supports the body to close and come together again in the postnatal period.
In many cultures around the world there is a period of postnatal recovery, which includes rest, recuperation and massage. These principles are the foundation of the postnatal massages that I offer.
What will happen when I have my postnatal massage?
Your session will involve a relaxed and informal chat so that we can get to know each other before moving onto a gentle and nurturing massage focusing on hips, abdomen and torso.
I will use a shawl to rock and release your hips and lower back through gentle and soothing sifting allowing the body to soften and relax. This is followed by an abdominal, hip and torso massage which can use essential oils to enhance relaxation, deepening the relaxation.
The massage continues with a second period of sifting and rocking. The experience is concluded by wrapping and resting. You will be wrapped using shawls in a way that supports the body and allows an opportunity to rest and be calm. Many describe the experience of being wrapped a wonderful warm hug.
You can decide when you are ready to be unwrapped, there is no time pressure here, simply allow yourself to rest and feel peaceful, warm and calm.
At all times you are in control of the intensity, pace and strength of the postnatal massage and length of the rest period.
“It is more than a physical experience, I felt so relaxed afterward and slept really well”
“What a wonderful experience. Donna is such a warm and friendly person, really makes you feel at ease.
She explained all about her training and you can see how passionate she is about what she does.”
This experience is not just for the immediate postnatal period, and you may benefit from at any stage of life where you feel nurturing care is required.
It can be healing for those who have experienced loss or trauma and may need the opportunity to reflect and explore their feelings.
The session will last approximately 2 hours and will take place in your own home. Babes in arms are welcome. I will bring everything needed, my only requirement is a space to work with you.
Prices starting at £70 dependent on location.
If you would like to book a a massage or want to know a little more about it please feel free to get in touch.
I offer a gift voucher scheme if you would like to gift this experience to someone.
More information on Closing the Bones and the postnatal recovery massage can be found here: www.closingthebonesmassage.com
Email me on D@DoulaD.co.uk or call on 07854535555