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MASSAGE & Rebozo TREATMENTS
PRENATAL & POSTNATAL MASSAGE
The pregnant body is so stretched to accommodate for growing new life and massage is a wonderful way to relieve some of the aches and pains that pregnancy can sometimes cause. Massage is also great for circulation which is so important in pregnancy & balances the lymphatic system, flushing out toxins.
And of course a massage is a great way to release stress, allowing relaxation and inviting in oxytocin.
 
After birth, the body needs warmth, rest and recovery. Massage is a wonderful way to support postpartum recovery and bring healing,  care and appreciation to the amazing female body that has grown and birthed new life. New mothers are often quite disconnected from their bodies and massage supports them to feel more tuned in to their needs, grounded and embodied. Mothers need to be nurtured just as much as newborn babies and the postpartum body needs as much care & love as the pregnant one.
 
This is why massage is also a key element in my support as a birth doula.
 
The massage I offer is a full body relaxation massage at your home with warm oil suited to your needs. (You are also welcome to come to my home if this is more convenient for you to have some privacy.)
 
Pre and Postnatal massage – €70 for 1.5 hours
Rebozo closing ritual

The Closing of the Bones is a way to honour and celebrate a new mother. This ritual acknowledges the huge transformation she has undergone in pregnancy and childbirth. It makes space for the enormous shift that she has experienced physically, mentally and emotionally.

Physically, it guides her back into her own body, brings the bones back into place, helps her pelvic organs shift and blood flow.  Women who are honoured in this way experience a sense of calm and grounding, re-establishing her sense of self.

A safe space is created for this ritual, in a warm & quiet room. We start with some time to share where the new mother is at, how she is feeling now, looking back on the birth, anything that needs to be heard. She then lies on a mat on the floor and I guide her through a special meditation to honour her journey.

This ritual includes a 4-hand massage with essential oils of head, arms, legs & feet begins. We also massage the belly, lovingly taking care of this area where a baby grew.

After the massage we offer a foot bath with flowers and herbs as well as through inhalation.

With the help of a rebozo (Mexican scarf),  we then gently rock the whole body which has a soothing, deeply relaxing effect.

For the last part of the ritual, the new mother is tightly wrapped using 6 rebozos. We wrap and honour different parts of her body—feet, knees, pelvis, waist, shoulders, head. The mother is then left to rest as we hold space for her. After a short closing this beautiful ritual is complete.

Pricing : €230 – 3 hours in collaboration with Fleur de Doula

Special Price for Aide Maman Amsterdam Kraamzorg francaise: €200