Massage 

The healing gift of touch during your pregnancy

Massage Table

 

Massage plays an integral part of prenatal care, particularly during labor.

We know that touch "feels good" and science backs us up: skin stimulation mobilises "feel good" hormones that counteract  stress and oxytocin, the "bounding and loving hormone" that - among others - improves the functioning of the placenta as well as stimulates and speeds up contractions of the uterine wall.

The second trimester is the best moment to start receiving regular massages as it alleviates as well as releases the physical and emotional tensions stored in your tissues.

Regular massage balances all the doshas and strengthen the immune system according to Ayurveda.

 

PRENATAL MASSAGE*

Aromatheapy Oils

FROM WEEK 13 TO WEEK 40

  • Written intake prior our first session

  • 60 or 90 min massage based on your pregnancy stage

 

Indications:​

  • improves mood and sleep

  • lowers heart rate and blood pressure

  • supports lymphatic and venous circulation

  • reduces aches and discomforts

  • reduces low back pain due to postural shifting

  • nourishes and toning the skin and muscles

  • alleviates water retention

  • lowers levels of stress and anxiety

Contraindications:

  • first trimester

  • high risk pregnancy

  • UTI 

  • cold

  • fever

  • indigestion

Frequency:

  • every 3-4 weeks (up to w. 35)

  • weekly from w. 36 to w. 40

70 - 100 euros*

LABOR TREATMENT: Overdue or Broken membranes and no contractions

Hand Massage

WEEK 41 ONWARDS

  • Preliminary assessment

  • 90 min session​ including 

    • feet, legs and lower back massage

    • acupressure

    • moxa

    • polarity

    • rebozo

    • aromatherapy

Indications: 

  • from week 41 onwards

  • overdue or broken membrane and no contractions 

  • to stimulate uterine contractions when waters are broken but labor doesn't initiate naturally

Contraindications:

  • prior week 41

Frequency:

  • min 2 sessions 

100 euros*

SELF ABHYANGA

BREAST & WOMB CARE *

Bath Salts and Oils

FROM WEEK 36 

  • Written intake prior our first session

  • 60 min instructional session on perineal massage, womb and breast care 

  • written instructions on how to perform self abhyanga, perineal massage, yoni pichu and breast massage​​

  • best selection of oils based onto your Ayurvedic constitution

70 euros**

* "Prenatal Massages"and "Abhyanga, Breast care, Perineal massage & Yoni Pichu" both take place in Amsterdam Oud-West or Oost at Delight Yoga De Clerqstraat 66-68, or Delight Yoga Nieuwe Achtergracht 11-13

** All prices are inclusive 21% VAT (BTW) and are valid until the 31st December 2021. Commuting fee (10 euros) applies for session given at your household.