Wednesday, 06 July 2011

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After having heard about the virtues of Jamu Massage, I decided to discover what it was all about. I visited Jessica, one of the founders of Mummies&Bellies and I have to admit that the results were rather impressive, even for this seasoned Mama!

  

The origins of Jamu postnatal massage are traced back to the King of Mataram, over 3100 years ago. This traditional form of Jamu medicinal therapy has been rooted in South-East Asia since before the 17th century. The purpose of this massage is to help the mother to recuperate after the strains of childbirth and naturally regain her health and vigor. The best part about a Jamu massage is that it can be done in the comfort of your home by an experienced therapist called an "Ibu Pijat."


A Jamu massage is prepared with an interesting blend of healing plants and herbs. The unique feature of this massage is its natural healing property as Jamu is a blend of herbs derived from bark, roots, flowers and other parts of various medicinal plants. It is safe and effective, regulating inside the body. Usually this therapy involves a deep tissue massage using lemongrass scent herbal oil that relieves your muscle tension and the effect is absolutely rejuvenating. All these ingredients create a well-balanced and soothing effect, leaving you thoroughly satisfied and relaxed. The main purpose of a Jamu massage is to help the new mom get back into shape and stay healthy as she enters motherhood.

  

POSTNATAL MASSAGE IN ASIA

 

Massages have always been a part of Asian lifestyle. Jamu postnatal massage is one of the most well known massages recommended for the comfort and relief of new moms trying to recuperate to normal health and life. It is compulsory for women to go for a Jamu massage after childbirth in the Malay community in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is popularly believed that this massage helps the new mother to be active and energetic as well as look her best. It is common in most Asian countries to undergo this treatment from 7 days to 44 days following childbirth.

 

WHY IS JAMU MASSAGE POPULAR IN ASIA?

 

Because Asian women believe that this treatment will:

· Enhance your appearance and consequently build up your self confidence

· Aid in fighting postnatal depression

· Expel the residual blood and water retention

· Help the uterus to get back to normal

· Improve blood circulation, aid lymphatic drainage

· Eliminate toxins (aids detoxification)

· Aid in removing "trapped wind" in the body

· Help in slimming down and avoiding a bloated tummy

· Regain the muscle tone

· Bring relief from annoying headaches & many more other benefits.

 

A Jamu massage is highly beneficial for the overall well being of a mother - both physically and emotionally. The stress of delivery and the hours spent caring for your baby takes its toll in your body which is why a post-natal massage can help to reverse the ageing signs to complement the overall mental and physical recovery of your body. A relaxing Jamu massage aims at helping you find relief from pain and discomfort, giving you strength and vitality.

 

Going for a Jamu postnatal massage will not just help you regain your strength and good looks, but also help in easing mental anxieties and depression.

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