Postpartum care is so beautiful and needed. It takes mama to a state of nurturance and nourishment in this beautiful time becoming a mother. It is a moment for her body to heal and for her heart to be fully connected with her baby.
During this time the woman's mind and body is as delicate as her babies. Therefore, she should honour this opportunity to allow her body to heal in a way that will leave her stronger than ever before! We are so amazing as women!
The six weeks following birth are one of the most Important times for both mum and baby. Ayurveda considers this time to be a precious time in a mother’s life.
Abhyanga helps with grounding the mind and body after childbirth. Abhyanga is a practice of applying warm oil with a gentle approach to bodywork. Abhyanga has the ability to calm the mind, body and spirit in moments of vulnerability, like after childbirth. It helps with circulation. moving waste out of the body, allows for better relaxation and sleep and the primary benefit is really nourishing and nurturing the mother's nervous system. Abhyanga is considered a form of exercise in those first week weeks of giving birth, this is a pretty great form of exercise if you ask me. The strokes used in this treatment help to decrease inflammation in the muscles, stimulates lymphatic drainage and helps to reduce pain after giving birth.
There are so many amazing benefits including:
Provides rest time for the mother to relax
Improves tone in the tissues of the body
Nourishes the mind and body and helps to remove toxins
Strengthens immunity and vitality
There are so many more amazing benefits get in touch with Hanna and Ayurvedic consultant and therapist for more details.This is a transformative experience, both emotionally and physically. In Ayurveda, the time of birth and the days after are a sacred time, a time of rest, self-care, and love. How a new mother spends the weeks directly after the child arrives lays the foundation for many years to come. Ayurvedic texts identify the first forty-two days after childbirth as a period of rest, rejuvenation, and bonding.