Hill Country Healing Arts & Massage

Healing The Hill Country since 2002

Blissful Maternity Massage

The Real Nurturing Experience for Mother-to-be
Deeply restorative, pampering, all-over body treatment incorporates exfoliation of feet and the layering of scented oils (safest during pregnancy), to immediately restore the skin’s quality. Relieve stresses and strains, heavy legs and an aching back with a relaxing and rejuvenating scalp massage. Luxurious oils help condition the skin and deeply nourish. The result is a relaxed state of mind. At the end, relax for 5 minutes before getting off the table. No rush here !   

   

 

Traditional Prenatal  -$85/60+ min or $95  for 70+ min includes  a foot scrub finali   

Traditional Postpartum MassageResidual body aches from pregnancy are normal. Adding breastfeeding and childcare can intensify arm, shoulder and back pain. Massage is an effective holistic approach that relaxes muscles and relieves pain without medication. A skilled therapist may also resolve even associated numbness and tingling. Chronic or severe pain may require multiple sessions for resolution.

Having a baby is one of the most wondrous and momentous times in any woman’s life. Creating a child is one of the most miraculous achievements of humanity and a very special period of your life where your body goes through a lot of changes. Not only does your body change during pregnancy, but after your baby is born as well.

The postpartum period, sometimes referred to as the fourth trimester, is just as different and changing as the ten months that you were pregnant.

During the weeks following birth, you may experience swelling, soreness, hormone fluctuation and trouble sleeping. These are all very frequent symptoms of the postpartum period of pregnancy and postpartum massage can actually be a wonderful way of managing these symptoms!

Postpartum massage can also help with depression, breastmilk production, and speeding up the healing process which is particularly beneficial for new moms that had C-sections or complications during childbirth.

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Postpartum Abhyanga -$115  (a bit over an hour plus an extra 20 min to rest after)

 The postpartum period is a very precious time for mother and baby which is why Ayurveda places a lot of importance on the 40 days following delivery, a time called 'Sutikakala'. Traditionally in Indian Culture women are given daily hot oil massages to help with postpartum recover during this period. In India Massage is usually provided at home by a family member, or an experienced 'maushi' or 'dai'. Postpartum Abhhyanga/Traditional Massage helps to protect mothers from becoming imbalanced or stressed and is one of the best ways to speed up postpartum recovery and gives mothers some much needed time to look after themselves.

A Postpartum Abhyanga Massage can be done from the 2nd day after a natural birth or two to six weeks after a caesarean delivery. It is very important in the early stages to remain at home with your new baby, so this service is can be offered in the comfort of your own home up to 6 months post delivery. ( Outcall charges apply )

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU GET A MASSAGE?

The following massage schedule is recommended to maintain good health post-delivery:

3-7 massages in the first 10 days post delivery

Weekly or Fortnightly until 42 days post delivery

Monthly during motherhood

Please note these are only recommendations for optimal results. Spreading out the massages or even having just one massage will still work wonders and benefit your body, mind and soul! 

BENEFITS OF A POSTPARTUM ABHYANGA/MASSAGE:

Provides a deep state of relaxation and brings you inner harmony and balance.

Helps to relieve lower back, shoulder and neck pain due to carrying and breastfeeding your new bub.

Helps to speed up your postpartum recovery by giving you support to regain your lost energy.

Gives you some precious time to nurture yourself and be pampered.

Promotes muscle and tissue healing, helping to return your body to its pre-pregnancy state.

Gives new tone to your muscles which helps reduce fluid retention and weight loss.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

The treatment will facilitate a process of healing and relaxation by creating an ambient environment that is perfect for cleansing and rejuvenation. The treatment begins with a brief consultation for you to understand and therefore participate in the healing process. 

Warm Ayurvedic medicated oils are used which have been carefully selected to support the healing process in this postpartum period. Abhyanga/Massage during the postpartum period is designed to be very nourishing and soothing. You will find the massage incorporates slow and grounding strokes, helping to balance and relax the mind, body and soul! Comfortable support cushions are used to help ease any pressure to the chest and abdomen area, ensuring that you can completely relax comfortably during your treatment. Breast work is offered (release form required)

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