Post Delivery Massage
Post Natal Care is a specialty by itself at Ayush Ayurveda Singapore. In Ayurveda, the mother who has just given birth to a baby is termed as ‘Sutika’ and the care for her is termed as ‘Sutika Paricharya’. Sutika is a 6-week phase during which rest, care and nutrition of the highest order should be provided to the mother. This helps her body regain all the lost energy and brings the imbalanced doshas to normalcy.
Immediately after delivery, there is a dramatic alteration in woman’s body, with the suddenly vacated uterus filling up vata which if left unattended can lead to ailments during the Sutika phase or in the immediate future. Post Natal Care at Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore ensures not only a healthy life ahead but also well-figured and beautiful body.
Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore recommends daily Abhyangam is extremely important for both the mother and baby after birth. Abhyanga can be started from 5 to 10 days after the baby is born. It will help to rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit as well as calm Vata Dosha after a major Vata-controlled event – giving birth. Ayurveda has specific recommendations depending on the mother’s unique state of imbalance.
There are numerous benefits of abhyangam. Ayush Ayurveda Singapore’s postpartum abhyangam massages help with the following
– providing relief from pain that is left post-delivery
– soothes new aches from carrying and holding a baby around the clock (which can be stressful on arms, shoulders and the back)
– removes ‘lochia’, blood and other discharge from the uterus
– increases circulation and thus reduce swelling and reducing stress and help deal with postpartum blues
– aids in overall relaxation and helps the new mother sleep better.
Ayush Ayurveda Singapore also suggests vaginal fumigation or Yoni Dhoopan. Body massage and bath should be followed by vaginal fumigation for the disinfection of uterine cavity, private parts, and reduces laxity of pubic muscles. Vaginal fumigation is done with sandal wood powder and dhoop (medicated incense) or garlic skin or dill and carom seeds or sweet flag depending upon the women’s prakriti.
Ayush Ayurveda Singapore prescribes Ayurvedic practices and remedies for women postpartum after much consideration of her location, the time of year and her unique constitution and current state of balance/imbalance.
Ayurveda takes all of these factors into account. The aches and pains left over from giving birth will disappear and the oil will help to relax the mother. The more nourishment and rejuvenation she does during the first three months, the stronger and healthier she will be for the rest of her life.