Birth: Recovery Care Services ~ Physiologic Postpartum Carefor the Birth Giver ~ ("Mother Roasting" & "Postpartum Sealing")
Physiologic recovery care services are heating, integration, and sealing practices performed for Birth Givers in traditional cultures around the world. These services are intended specifically to nurture mind, body, & spirit; support physical, hormonal, energetic, and emotional wellness; and facilitate recovery from pregnancy and birthing. While they are especially recommended during the first 40 days after giving birth (starting in the first 2 weeks, if possible), they may be enjoyed anytime during or beyond the first year postpartum.
Services provided to the Birth Giver will include*:
Check-in with the Birth Giver, including about what the Birth Giver's needs and wishes are for that day;
Traditional Physiologic care, which will include one or more of the following:
herbal sitz or body bath;
abdominal castor oil pack;
moxibustion (herbal warming);
"closing the bones" bodywork (gentle body swaddling performed with one or more scarves, at various points along the body));
hip or hip+belly wrapping;
OPTIONAL: My other well-being support practices such as Breema Bodywork® and EFT ("Emotional Freedom Technique" aka "tapping") may also be integrated into the appointment(s) to complement the traditional physiologic practices, especially when booking a series of Birth Recovery Care appointments.**
Suggestions &/or instruction for self-care practices (such as gentle movement, energy-work, self-massage, etc.) to further support recovery and well-being after visit(s).
*Birth Recovery Care support can still be provided immediately following a birth in which the Birth Giver experienced any perineum tearing or a cesarean birth, however, selection of services will be modified for safety & comfort.
**TRE® ("Tension, Stress & Trauma Releasing Exercises") is another well-being support practice I offer which can complement the above practices and support recovery from birth. When learning TRE® for the first time, you should plan to spend 1.5 hour just on that and wait until the healing of any areas with stitches or other special recovery considerations.