Postpartum ayurvedic massage

The postpartum period is a very precious time for mother and baby which is why Ayurveda places a lot of importance on the 42 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. 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/Traditional 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 offered in the comfort of your own home up to 6 months post delivery.

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. This is followed by an anointment of the Seven Sacred Points to facilitate the healing process before commencing the massage and a sound shower using calming instruments marks the finale that resonates peace and harmony.

The pinnacle of the experience is of course the massage. 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. 

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! 

POSTPARTUM MASSAGE PACKAGES

RELAX PACKAGE: $330

  • 3 x 60 Minute Postpartum Abhyangas in your own home using warm Medicated Oil
  • 100ml Organic Black Sesame Seed Oil for you to do a Self-Abhyanga or massage your baby 
  • Basic lesson on how to do a Self-Abhyanga + Handout 
  • Valid up to 3 months post delivery

HARMONY PACKAGE: $525

  • 5 x 60 Minute Postpartum Abhyangas in your own home using warm Medicated Oil
  • 100ml Organic Black Sesame Seed Oil for you to do a Self-Abhyanga or massage your baby 
  • Basic lesson on how to do a Self-Abhyanga + Handout 
  • Valid up to 3 months post delivery

BALANCE PACKAGE: $700

  • 7 x 60 Minute Postpartum Abhyangas in your own home using warm Medicated Oil
  • 100ml Organic Black Sesame Seed Oil for you to do a Self-Abhyanga or massage your baby 
  • Basic lesson on how to do a Self-Abhyanga + Handout 
  • Valid up to 3 months post delivery

ADD-ON MASSAGE: $100

  • 60 Minute Postpartum Abhyanga in your own home using warm Medicated Oil
  • Valid after purchasing one of the above Packages
  • Valid up to 12 months post delivery 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Sometimes a postpartum visit may take longer than anticipated due to your baby's needs. However, your actual treatment time is not affected. It is advised to book a suitable time in-between feedings and to have someone at home with you during the treatment to look after your baby so that you can completely switch off and absorb the treatment. This is your time to be totally pampered!

PLEASE NOTE:

Prices are set for in home massages within a 15 km radius from Cockatoo, 3781. A small surcharge per massage will be applicable if you live further out. 

Hotel/Hospital Bookings - Parking charges will be applied to all hotel/hospital bookings. 

After 40 days post delivery, if you would like to come to my premise for an Abhyanga/Traditional Massage see pricing here

STRUGGLING TO PAY FOR ONE OF THESE PACKAGES? DON'T WORRY, HAVE A CHAT WITH ME AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR YOU. 

I feel so good and my body recovered really quick! Thanks so much Laura I feel bliss xx
— Dana