Babies also find a gentle laying on of hands very relaxing — and even therapeutic. How can infant massage benefit your little one? You can start these gentle massages the day you bring your baby home.
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Pregnant Belly Cast. Basic casting plus trimming, reinforcing with extra plaster, sanding and finishing with gloss or one colour of paint, and the option of a string installed for mounting on your wall. The prenatal massage is prior to the casting and is Thai Yoga massage. Prenatal massage is relaxing, can help with sore muscles, swelling and sleep. Photos of your choice with the belly plus photos of the process of casting. Pregnant Belly Casting. When you are pregnant you truly understand the remarkable capacity of the body to shift and transform.
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Particularly post-caesarean, but arguably essential as a general post-pregnancy recovery tool. All new mums should be given the gift of understanding how much power you have in your own hands to stimulate your healing, to foster your sense of self-compassion, to begin to reconnect to your belly again now that your baby has evacuated the premises. These practices offer a time when the new mother is looked after, nourished and helped to heal, her breastmilk production is stimulated, the blood circulation to her organs is enhanced. There are practices such as in the Closing the Bones ceremony, which hails from Ecuador, where the mother is offered a sacred space to connect to her body again after the epic adventure of pregnancy, her bones are literally closed, her hips rocked and massaged to rebuild her pelvic strength and integrity, the massage helping to heal and close the abdominal stretch of the rectus muscle. And what do we do here in the west? Part of your recovery is being able to let go and release tension, physical tension, AND mental, emotional, visceral. Connecting to your tummy through massage is an extremely powerful way to do so. We regularly sucking the muscles in tight and create extra tension after birth.
Contrary to popular belief, you can get a massage while you are pregnant. It is therapeutic, can help you relax and sleep better. However, you must keep the following in mind.