One of our favorite add-on’s to our postpartum care is the herbal sitz bath. The sitz bath is a small tub that fits over your toilet (you can also sit in the bathtub in a few inches of water) that allows you to sit in warm water up to your hips. The warm water and steam alone is very healing to the inflamed and sore vaginal tissues and perineum after birth and can help reduce inflammation. The steam itself can reach all the way to the uterus for a deep cleanse and healing treatment. Herbs can also be used along with the hot water as an herbal tea mixture, and with a combination of epsom salts or essential oils as well. Each of these has special healing properties that allows for a better recovery. This is also a perfect time to relax and have a few moments to yourself while a doula takes care of your baby or chats with you about how you are feeling and anything that is on your mind that you’d like to talk about.
Hi everyone. My name is Dasha. I am LMT (licensed massage therapist), CIMT (certified infant massage teacher), CLMT (certified pediatric massage therapist), also certified in prenatal and postnatal massages and infant massages. I speak fluently in Russian and English.
Since the beginning, I have always wanted to help new parents and finally I’ve found a great way. I created a 3 hour course where I teach you how to give massages to your kids with your own hands! In this course you will learn how to improve your baby’s health with massage in the safest way. I will teach you simple techniques so that you can learn to do the best job to support their health. Massage affects all systems of the human body: skeletal (reduces muscle tension and increases nutrient flow to bones), muscular (increases the flow of blood and nutrients to muscles, can increase or decrease muscle tone which helps with hypertonia or hypotonia), digestive (may relieve constipation /gas), respiratory by improving breathing pattern, and the nervous by relaxing and calming the baby.
Massage is one of the absolute best ways to connect with your baby, and enjoy a beautiful bonding experience together. Please join me to spread the love to all the kids around the world and show them what massage can do! Your baby’s health is in your own hands!