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Lymphatic drainage massage - Book Here
A form of gentle massage that encourages the drainage of lymph nodes and movement of lymph fluids around the body. It can help relieve body swelling by flushing away excess fluids (including those received via IV during labour or delivery) and rebalance hormones, getting the body into a healing mode and reducing downtime post-pregnancy. Lymphatic drainage works by:
The RESTORE Scar Therapy Method
A non-invasive physical therapy developed to treat scar tissue, fibrosis and adhesions. Using specialist scar massage and fascial release, therapy tools and self-care advice to promote healthy recovery.
The aim of Creative Healing is to decongest and replenish the body energy flow within the body.
The light-touch treatment normally commences with a lymphatic drainage of the upper back and neck areas and then an abdominal toning and drainage and specific treatments depending on the mother's need - Book Here:
During postpartum - It is followed up by wrapping of the belly, sometimes using astringent herbs and/or essential oils targeted to heal and restore the vitality of the body. The wrapping is done with a firm cotton cloth aimed to allow flexibility of your movements whilst temporarily holding you posture in place to give time to your organs and skeletal structure to return to their place without putting any additional pressure in your pelvic floor like waist trainers.
A Massage is designed to relax and help realign and balance a new mother, as well as help her return to her centre, both physically and energetically. You can also enjoy this massage on a more complete treatment. CLICK HERE to find out more about the special traditional ritual of
The Postnatal Rebozo Massage involves using a rebozo shawl to rock and bind the mother’s body, together with an extensive massage of the abdomen, hips, waist, ribs, chest, shoulders and arms with a special warming oil - Book Here.
"Beyond the physical aspect of closing the bones, there is an emotional and spiritual aspect to the massage, which provide a safe space/ritual for the mother to feel nurtured and release emotions associated with the birth and motherhood.
Having experienced the massage ourselves and given the massage to new and not so new mothers, we have both experienced and witnessed how powerful this ritual can be in releasing birth emotions, even many years after the birth itself." Sophie Messager.
Trained by best selling author and doula Sophie Messager and Osteopath Teddy Brookes
Massage can reduce stress, increase relaxation, reduce pain and muscular soreness and tension, improve circulation, energy, and alertness, decrease blood pressure and heart rate, and enhance immunological function. However it also can cause your body to eliminate toxins, causing a process of detoxification that may last from 24 to 48 hours. More information in the
As a therapist I will not to put any additional pressure in your body during times of pregnancy and healing from conditions that could impact your overall health. Please seek medical or physical advice from your healthcare provider for any of the following conditions before having bodywork. Some of these conditions will be fully contraindicated, others will require a waiver letter from your doctor prior to commencing or continuing treatment plan.
General (absolute) contraindications to massage therapy:
You can benefit from self-massage, massage from your partner or contact a massage therapist to provide you with a relaxing, oxytocin filled and recovering session.
Massage After C-section
Scar tissue, at best, has around 80% pre-injury function - as the integrity of connective tissue is reduced within the cut or damaged area.
It is not advisable to massage any fresh wound till the incision is healed and there are no signs of weeping or scabs.
From my training with the Restore Scar Therapy*, the recommendation is that you can receive massage: