Pregnancy and birth are the most magical period in a women’s life. The first few months of having a newborn at home can be quite overwhelming. In the joy of welcoming a new member to the family, new mothers often tend to forget that they are important to the whole process of conception and birth and they tend to neglect their own need to rest and recover after the child’s birth. Post-natal period is a transformative and reinforcing phase, where there is a total variation in the social environment to being a mother.
So, it is really important not to forget to take care of yourself. Your baby needs you to be as healthy as you can be. Your body goes through many changes over the period of pregnancy. The process of delivering a baby is a strenuous procedure. During this process a woman can undergo severe stress and strain— both physically and mentally. So, it is essential to give yourselves the time, a little bit of extra effort to recover yourself from this period. It is important to understand that while the new baby depends completely on us for their wellbeing, we have just undergone an incredible transformative process. We deserve rest and healing.
Ayurveda and postpartum care
The wellbeing of new mothers is at the heart of the centuries old practice of Ayurveda. The special branch of Ayurveda “Prasuti Tantra-Striroga” devotes itself to women’s health especially during pregnancy and postpartum period. The science gives great emphasis on the value of caring for the mother prior to, during and following the period of pregnancy. Even centuries before Ayurveda have always stressed the value of safe motherhood. The post delivery is known as “Soothika Kala”, a term derived from the word “Prasuta” or the mother who have recently given birth. Different supportive post-delivery measures are adopted around the world. Ayurveda advocates to practice “Soothika Paricharya” within 45-90 days after delivery or before the beginning of next menstrual cycle to ensure good results.
Who can benefit from this treatment?
Postpartum care or post-natal care is as important as pregnancy or ante natal care. It facilitates the new mother to adjust themselves in to the new phase of motherhood in an effective and holistic way. These therapies are intended to be highly beneficial for all new mothers during their” Soothika Kala”. It helps to relax, reduce stress and strain, relives body aches and also offers countless other health benefits.
Why should you opt for the treatment?
Post-natal care therapies have proven benefits. It helps a quicker recovery and adds welcome value to your healing journey and transition to motherhood. The therapies are intended to relaxes muscles, increases circulation and lowers stress hormones, bringing relaxation and stress relief. The first 8-12 weeks requires adequate and active care for the new mother which will focus on restoring the mother’s physiological and psychological welling being that has been exhausted during the period of pregnancy and delivery. This including ensuring adequate lactation, improving uterine health and revitalizing the body from the strains of pregnancy and delivery.
The therapy focuses on strengthening the muscles and tissues that have been altered during your pregnancy, so that your body regains its strength naturally. Initial 8-12 weeks of post-partum is very important, as it is during this period, the expanded uterus shrinks back to normal position, ligaments, muscles and tendons associated with uterus start gaining back the strength. The therapies are recommended to be done during this period.
What would be the duration of the treatment?
We at Santhigiri offers 2 exclusive pre-natal packages
- 14 days
- 21 days
Any specific or generic post treatment care required?
New mothers are advised to rest, not only during the treatments, but also during the entire period of post-partum to avoid contact of external factors, such as infections that may influence the wellbeing and health of mother and new born. Special dietary recommendations are advised after detailed consultation by our Ayurvedic Practitioner. Special regimens will be prescribed to ensure faster recuperation and restoration of the mother’s health. New mothers are recommended to have freshly prepared warm, soft and soupy foods that are that are easy to digest, balance the “Dosa” and restore “Agni” (the digestive fire).
Outcome of the treatment
It’s important to stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy. At Santhigiri, we have designed this special postpartum therapy, as a unique combination of specialized body massage, herbal bath and belly wrapping. This post-partum period is considered as a highly sensitive period and all the post-partum care systems as per Ayurveda place a great emphasis on encouraging fast healing, boosting immunity and improving lactation. These therapies ease sore spots and relax muscle tension, reduce swelling by stimulating the lymphatic drainage that helps to remove excess fluids and waste products, help you cope with the baby blues and conditions like postnatal depression and finally improve mood and lower stress levels of the new mom..!
Santhigiri Holistic Health Center aims to offer comprehensive holistic health and wellness treatments and Panchakarma massage therapies to men, women, elderly, children and infants. The center has a well-equipped infrastructure with a serene and calm environment and can provide customized treatments for all medical conditions in a holistic manner.