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Post Birth Tantra Massage

Woman in nature birth renewal
In many different cultures throughout the world, when a woman has given birth, it is recognised to be such a sacred and sensitive time. A woman is then given the time and the space to heal after the impact of childbirth. A Brazilian friend of mine explained that after giving birth she was to recuperate and heal for the first month in bed. Her only task was to breastfeed, her child brought to her when nourishment was needed and of course to bond! This idea is present in many cultures still today.

Also, when a woman has given birth, the pelvis drops and massage is needed directly if possible after and frequently to help it return to its natural place. This often takes place on a daily basis for the month following birth.

The trauma often experienced during childbirth, both emotionally and physically, can leave a strong imprint, so it is very important for healing and release of any less than positive memory stored in the body. Touch and healing massage are a great healer and help to integrate such a powerful experience.

Ecstatic birthing and empowered birthing are very much at the forefront today with women taking back the power and the knowledge that as woman, our bodies indeed have all the knowledge and wisdom we need to give birth - whether or not we choose to have conventional medical assistance and sometimes intervention, or the unconventional choice of a growing number of woman choosing unassisted birthing.

After the birth of my twins, healing massage was part of my recovery and felt essential to healing any residue of trauma I experienced. My birth was in many ways empowered, but I fought all the way for that choice. Just to share in short my own birth journey and some challenges I faced and my own need for healing... Whilst my labour was an amazing journey through hypno birthing and drug free, I was also amazed to experience a lot of natural serotonin flooding my cells and blissful sensations in the comfort of my own home, whilst immersed in water. My actual delivery happened in hospital under bright lights with a desperation for me to deliver quickly and with the constant threat of a cesarean thrust at me from the medical establishment. Unfortunately, I had been pushing for some time at home with little happening, so hospital was the next port of call where I delivered quickly and following my little boys infection we spent his first few days in hospital.

Luckily for me, Rachael was on hand to help me with that healing process and her sensitive intuitive touch allowed me to open to energetic wounds and holdings and release physically and emotionally. Also to reconnect to myself as a woman and not just a mother in the months following the birth.

In our experience in giving woman tantra massage post birth, alot of women are experiencing feelings of being cut off from their sexuality, low libido, loss of identity whilst integrating their new body image and lack of self love due to the new pressures of having to give out constantly.
Self love and reconnective massage can be vital in this integration process and a wonderful gift to give yourself or your partner.

With love, Carmelle and Rachael