Ayurveda

Ayurveda consultations & massages

Ayurvedic Prenatal & Postnatal Massage

With Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman, Eva Ugolini, Ombretta Dettori

For centuries, midwives, doulas and families have known the benefits of supporting women during pregnancy and postpartum: Ayurveda considers the prenatal and postnatal period as a moment when the woman should be nurtured with the healing tools of hands, words, food and warm herbal oils.

 

The "ancestral knowing" that touch has a significant effect on our lives and is recognised nowadays by researches showing that skin stimulation may support the mobilisation of "mothering" hormones like oxytocin that enhances the functioning of the placenta among the others, has profound effects on the mother's physiological and emotional reaction to stress that is known to affect the in utero environment and the healthy development of the newborn.

 

Pregnancy massage is designed to be safe for the mother and the baby, to support better mood and sleep, lowering the blood pressure, support the lymphatic and venous circulation and preparing the body to the experience of labour. The so-called postnatal window (40 days after giving birth) and the first months after giving birth are crucial: the woman goes through profound transformations and she needs support and nourishment in a moment when she is all for taking care of the newborn not considering that the emotional and physical body both needs to find their way back into balance after the experience of labour. The benefits are not dissimilar from what said above with the added value of perceiving to be taken care of.

 

"Touch is a primordial communication that is before words; it is, in fact, a language beyond words. The art of skilful touch brings depth to the experience of pregnancy, integrating the changes a woman undergoes while communication nurturing, safety and comfort" - Terri Nash

 

Price

Session of 60 minutes: €70

Session of 90 minutes: €100

 

Amsterdam:
Eva Ugolini
Ombretta Dettori

Victoria Hyndman

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About Teacher

Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman

Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Basics, Pranayama, Restorative, Ayurveda

In a light-spirited manner yet sticking to the authentic teachings of yoga, Victoria uses the wisdom of Ayurveda in her yoga classes for students to experience spiritual access through physical practice.

Eva Ugolini

Astanga Led, Mysore Program

Eva’s passion for Yoga and Ayurveda started almost 15 years ago whilst taking a course in Ayurveda-Yoga massage in Rome, her hometown.

Ombretta Dettori

Ayurveda, Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Ombretta is an Ayurveda Practitioner (Academy of Ayurvedic Studies) specialised in women's health, pregnancy and postpartum (Arya Ayurveda, India) and experienced in Pancakarma procedures (Yojana Ayurveda). She is also a Birth Doula (BIA Doula, Amsterdam) and an Ayurveda Postpartum Caregiver (Centre for Sacred Window Studies, California), an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (200hrs YTT, Gregor Mahele and Monica Gauci)