POSTPARTUM (POSTNATAL)

CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!

Those early days are so special, but can also be so hard! 

  • Being pregnant
  • Giving birth (whether vaginally or through caesarian section)
  • Caring for a newborn (and potentially other children)

All have an impact on our wellbeing, even before we start to consider other external influences.

The ideal is that you are able to rest as much as possible, in order to give yourself the best opportunity to recover. Postpartum (postnatal) massage and reflexology can make a difference to that recovery.

Postpartum your body is going through rapid adjustments. Your internal abdomen, previously dominated by your baby, now has to settle back into the space. Your uterus is steadily shrinking back towards its pre-pregnant size (this can cause quite some discomfort!) Your breasts are potentially uncomfortable and swollen with milk. And, if you have had a caesarian, you will also be recovering from major abdominal surgery.

Add to that the sudden changes in hormones that go alongside all of these changes and there is suddenly rather a lot going on in your body. Even before you consider the effect that this has on your emotions and, potentially, mental health.

Complimentary therapies can help to ease the tightness, pain and discomfort you may be experiencing (including easing constipation and encouraging ‘digestive flow’). These therapies have been shown to help to increase dopamine and serotonin, and lower cortisol and norepinephrine levels. This helps to reduce tension that can lead to headaches; tiredness and fatigue; stress and anxiety. As such they can also be supportive where you may be experiencing postnatal depression.

Ultimately the aim is to support you to take some time for yourself, to relax and regain your inner balance.

At Idunn’s Garden, women’s wellbeing is central.  As a mother of six I know, all too well, how challenging being a mother can be. What’s more, I know how important it is that you are able to access the kind of support that I offer.  As such…

BABY IS WELCOME TO COME WITH YOU

Subject to Terms & Conditions

But if you prefer, you may bring an additional person to wait with baby in the waiting area (so baby is never far away if they need you.  Or you may prefer to attend alone – and have some “me time”!  Whatever you need to do to give yourself some time and space to relax and recharge helps support you to support your family.

TREATMENTS

We welcome your infant (babes in arms) attending with you, however, adaptations may need to be made (please check Terms & Conditions at booking). However, please note the longer treatment times may be more challenging for baby to sleep and feed through!

Where possible, I recommend booking a package of treatments to really nurture your recovery – this also makes the PERFECT gift for a new mum!

POSTPARTUM WELLBEING 60

A bespoke blended appointment of reflexology, massage therapy, aromatherapy and reiki tailored to your needs.

Typically this will also include abdominal massage to help support your recovery. Where you have experienced a caesarian birth we can consider the potential benefits of massaging the scar.

Baby reflexology tips can also be given so that you can support your baby!

60 minutes – £45.00

This treatment is eligible for loyalty points.

POSTPARTUM WELLBEING 60

A bespoke blended appointment of reflexology, massage therapy, aromatherapy and reiki tailored to your needs.

Typically this will also include abdominal massage to help support your recovery. Where you have experienced a caesarian birth we can consider the potential benefits of massaging the scar.

Baby reflexology tips can also be given so that you can support your baby!

90 minutes – £60.00

This treatment is eligible for loyalty points.

WEEKLY POSTPARTUM WELLBEING PACKAGE

Intensive postpartum support – making weekly appointments accessible to support your recovery.

Where appropriate this will include specialist reflexology techniques, plus abdominal massage.

Baby is welcome too and baby reflexology tips (etc) can also be given.

Please check Terms & Conditions on booking.

6 x weekly 60 minutes – £210.00

3 X 60 POSTPARTUM WELLBEING PACKAGE

A package of 3 x 60 minute postpartum wellbeing appointments (to be taken monthly/4 weekly).

Typically this will also include specialist reflexology techniques and abdominal massage to help support your recovery. Where you have experienced a caesarian birth we can consider the potential benefits of massaging the scar.

Baby is welcome too and reflexology tips can also be given so that you can support them!

Please check Terms & Conditions on booking.

3 x 60 minutes – £120.00

3 X 90 MINUTE WELLBEING PACKAGE

A package of 3 x 90 minute postpartum wellbeing appointments (to be taken monthly/4 weekly).

Typically this will also include specialist reflexology techniques and abdominal massage to help support your recovery. Where you have experienced a caesarian birth we can consider the potential benefits of massaging the scar.

Baby is welcome too and reflexology tips can also be given so that you can support them!

Please check Terms & Conditions on booking.

3 x 90 minutes – £160.00

6 month packages also available.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Unsure what to book? Options include a FREE wellbeing consultation (by telephone) to assist with planning the best treatment options for you.