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Belly Binding - Traditional Jamu Postpartum Treatment

Many mothers look ahead to the birth of their precious little one but the postpartum period is often overlooked. It is very important to nourish and nurture oneself during this time. Many long-standing traditions around the world honour this time in their own way such as the confinement period in Chinese traditions. Being a new mom brings on many new challenges for the body, mind, and spirit and that’s where traditional postpartum care and treatments can make the world of difference.

To help you in your BabyMoon period Jenny Ostling offers a tailor made package to help support you on your journey to recovery and restoration. The treatments help the body in the healing process so that you may regain strength as well as getting back to your pre-baby figure quicker.

Based on Traditional Mayan and Javanese postnatal practices, Jenny has designed these treatments to nurture and nourish mums. Through Abdominal massage techniques, organs such as the uterus are realigned, excess gas is expelled from the body. The belly binding helps the tummy area shrink back down to the pre-baby figure. The castor oil herbal mask helps the body to heal faster. The herbal teas, tonics and essential oils help nourish your body while increasing milk production and promoting relaxation.

Full Body - 75mins:
Treatment includes:

- Consultation by Jenny
- Traditional Javanese Abdominal Massage
- The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy
- Warm Healing Castor Oil Herbal Treatment Pack
- Traditional Jamu Belly Binding
- Organic Aromatherapy Body Massage with Ginger and Fennel
- Vaginal Steams (when appropriate)
- Scar Massage (C-Section only)


Belly Only - 30mins:
Treatment includes:

- Consultation by Jenny
- Traditional Javanese Abdominal Massage
- The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy
- Warm Healing Castor Oil Herbal Treatment Pack
- Traditional Jamu Belly Binding
- Use of Organic Aromatherapy Oils with Ginger and Fennel
- Vaginal Steams (when appropriate)
- Scar Massage (C-Section only)


All Packages are Inclusive of a FREE BabyMoon Care Kit:
Post-Natal Herbal Tea (50g)
Mamma’s Belly Recovery Oil (100ml)
Baby Oil (100ml)
Healing Vaginal Steam / Sitz Bath Herbs (50g)
BabyMoon Care Guide -  includes tips on recommended foods to eat, Arvigo self care guide, vaginal steam guide and more postpartum care advice.


Others:
On the final treatment day, Jenny will also teach you how to do a simple daily self care belly massage you can perform on yourself at home.

*Please note that you will not receive binding on your last day but we recommend you purchase a postnatal girdle or support to continue to use at home after your treatments are completed.


INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE OFFERED BY JENNY OSTLING.

Full Body - 75 minutes
Home Visits: - includes transport charges within HK Island only. (Transport charges to N.T or Outlaying Islands may vary, please contact us for more info).
10 Sessions (HK$ 18,000)
15 Sessions (HK$ 26,250)
20 Sessions (HK$ 34,000)
30 Sessions (HK$ 49,500)

In Clinic Treatments at The Sanctuary:
10 Sessions (HK$ 15,500)
15 Sessions (HK$ 22,250)
20 Sessions (HK$ 28,500)
30 Sessions (HK$ 40,500)


Belly Only - 30 minutes
Home Visits: - includes transport charges within HK Island only. (Transport charges to N.T or Outlaying Islands may vary, please contact us for more info).
10 Sessions (HK$ 9,400)
15 Sessions (HK$ 13,800)
20 Sessions (HK$ 18,000)
30 Sessions (HK$ 26,400)

In Clinic Treatments at The Sanctuary:
10 Sessions (HK$ 6,900)
15 Sessions (HK$ 10,050)
20 Sessions (HK$ 13,000)
30 Sessions (HK$ 18,900)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How soon after giving birth can I begin these treatments?
You can begin your treatments 1 week post birth if you had a natural birth. If you had a c-section then you may begin after 4 weeks, however we recommended you get the all clear from your midwife or doctor during your postnatal check up before beginning the treatments.

When should I book?
You can book as early as 3 months prior to your expected delivery date. However, your exact treatment dates will be confirmed only once you have delivered your baby.

Do I need to pay a deposit and how do I make payment?
A deposit of HK$1000 is required at the time of booking. The outstanding full payment may be made on your first session. Payments may be made by Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer. Please note deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What’s the difference between Full Body Treatments and Belly Only Treatments?
Full body treatments last for 75mins and is the deluxe treatment for mums that want to have some quality “me” time. It includes full body massage as well as abdominal massage therapy, healing mask and binding. Belly Only treatments last for 30mins and focuses on the belly only. It is perfect for mums who just want to focus on abdominal, organ recovery and slimming of their tummy area. It includes abdominal massage therapy, healing mask and binding.

What does the Belly Binding involve and how long should I wear it for?
A long piece of fabric is used to bind your belly during the treatment. This helps your organs back into place and helps any split abdominal muscles to come back together. It also supports your back and pelvis. We recommend you keep the binding on for 8-10 hours (minimum 6).

Is the binding uncomfortable?
It is best to have the binding on relatively tightly however Jenny will do it to your personal comfort level. So you will still be able to breath and move around.

Are the ingredients used during the treatment safe for breastfeeding?
Yes all the ingredients are safe during breastfeeding. In fact all the ingredients used are of the highest quality and are organic where possible or wild crafted. As a UK trained Clinical Aromatherapist, Jenny hand blends all the herbs and oils, selecting key ingredients to help in your restoration.

When is the postpartum treatment not recommended?
If you have an infection, fever, high blood pressure or hemorrhaging. Or if you it has not been at least one month after a C-Section delivery.

Is the treatment performed on a Massage Bed?
For the Full Body Treatment (if space in your home allows), it is much more comfortable for you to receive treatment on a proper massage bed. A massage bed will be delivered to your home prior to your first treatment and will be kept at your home until your last treatment. For Belly Only treatments, we will use your bed at home and will not bring a massage bed.

What is a vaginal steam?
Vaginal steams are known as ‘Bajos” in Spanish and are an ancient healing system from the Mayan tradition. Many other cultures also utilize steaming as part of postpartum recovery. Vaginal steams help to heal the perineum and vaginal area as well as help cleanse the uterus.

During a steam, a bowl of steaming water and herbs is placed under a special chair. You then sit (without underwear) over the bowl of steaming herbs and a towel is wrapped around your waist. This is a very nurturing experience.

When is vaginal steaming contraindicated?
If you had an episiotomy, stitches due to a tear in your perineum, if you have an infection or a fever or had a c-section delivery or you have excessive bleeding, then we would wait until all is healed before doing a steam. 

What is castor oil?
Castor oil is an extremely healing oil and has been used to increase milk production among lactating women, and it is occasionally used to quickly and effectively heal the umbilicus of newborns, and is regularly used to stop hormone-related hair loss. Packs are helpful from averting a breastfeeding issue (mastitis, clogged ducts, general soreness and inflammation) to healing from birth (especially beneficial in cases of cesarean section). Castor oil has also been used to treat ovarian cysts, fibroids, and heavy menstrual cycles. During the postpartum period, it is useful for assisting the taxed liver and gallbladder, and getting the intestines going.

What are the benefits of Ginger and Fennel essential oils?
Ginger is a great digestive aid and is extremely warming to the body. It is very important that Mums be kept warm after delivery.

Fennel is a well known herb for increasing milk production. It is also great for getting the digestive system going and warming the body.

Other info:

We recommend you purchase a postnatal girdle or belly support to wear after the completion of all your belly binding treatments. Girdles/supports should be worn for at least 40 days after giving birth.


ABOUT JENNY OSTLING

Jenny is passionate about helping and supporting other women on their journey to healing. She has always felt extremely connected to ancient healing techniques and is honoured to share this knowledge with others. She has over 10 years experience as a holistic healer and specializes in Female Health, Natural Fertility, Pre & Post Natal Support.

She has the following accreditations:
- Certified Traditional Javanese Post Natal Selendang Treatment
- Certified Practitioner in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy
- IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor
- Certified Pre & Post Natal Massage Therapist
- ITHMA Certified Holistic Clinical Aromatherapist

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