Relaxing, rejuvenating or therapeutic treatments
Ayurvedic Prenatal & Postnatal Massage
With Amanda Dries, Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman, Eva Ugolini, Ombretta Dettori
Amsterdam, Den Haag
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
Session of 60 minutes: €70
Session of 90 minutes: €100
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