Why Postnatal bodywork matters

Why Postnatal bodywork matters

All around the world there are (or used to be) traditional practices to help a new mother’s body heal after birth. Regardless of the continent, these traditions usually include some massage and wrapping rituals, as well as binding the belly and pelvis, and keeping the...
How to normalise rest and support after birth

How to normalise rest and support after birth

One of the reasons I wrote my book, Why postnatal recovery matters, is because I got fed up of witnessing new mothers struggle and blame themselves for it. As a society we are blind to the needs of new mothers. When they struggle to adapt and adjust to the intense...
The lost art of postnatal wrapping

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

All around the world, there is a custom to binding the hip and/or the belly for the first few weeks after birth. It makes sense when you think about it, because of the amazing changes the body undergoes during pregnancy and after the birth. During pregnancy, the whole...