Doula Denise - Postpartum Massage

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Description

♥︎ Birth is big, amazing and can even be magical. It’s an immense honor to be invited by expecting parents to the birth of their baby. As long as I can remember it fascinated me that a body can grow a baby and then open up to give birth to this baby. 

One evening I stumbled upon the phenomenon ‘doula’ and as soon as I read the description of the work of a doula, every cell in my body told me: this is you! I had to listen to this voice and started my doula journey in 2014.

Ever since, I’ve prepared hundreds of parents for birth and witnessed more than 150 babies come into this world. Over the years I have seen births of all sorts: home births, hospital births, water births, twin-births, cesarean sections and so on. But it never ever gets boring, I absolutely love supporting families during the birth of their babies!

Have a look at my profile to learn more about me and my whole catalogue of services. I look forward to hearing from you!

Additional info

About me/us

  • Spoken language(s): English, Dutch, German
  • Experience in years: 7
  • Do I offer a free intake consult: Yes
  • Duration of the free consult in minutes: 30

Type(s) of consultation

  • Office consult
  • Home consult
  • Video call
  • Group session

Catalogue of services

Relax Mama Package - 1h

Postpartum Massages
♥︎ MOTHERING THE MOTHER
Hooray! You did it, hopefully you hold your beautiful baby in your arms rig...
♥︎ MOTHERING THE MOTHER
Hooray! You did it, hopefully you hold your beautiful baby in your arms right now. Your body did an amazing job to grow and open up for the birth of your baby and it deserves some extra care and attention. It’s time to relax now!

The relax mama package consists of a 1 hour treatment in the comfort of your own home. During this treatment I will make sure your body gets the attention it needs to recover from the birth of your baby. I use a combination of techniques that are used in Asia to care for mothers after birth.

The treatment contains the following:



1️⃣ Warming belly massage with castor oil packing

I will gently massage your belly to relax your abdomen and make you connect to your core again. The castor oil pack is a nourishing pack that has a deep cleansing, warming and healing effect on the (abdominal) organs.



2️⃣ Relaxing foot massage

While the castor oil pack can do its work, I will give your feet a nice rub. This grounding massage stimulates the release of emotions, excessive fluid retention and improves bowel movement in case of constipation. But it is mostly very relaxing and a lot of women take the opportunity to doze off and take a nap.



3️⃣ Belly Binding

I use the traditional Bengkung belly binding technique from Malaysia, to tightly wrap your pelvis and belly. A Bengkung Belly Bind provides a postpartum body with 360 degrees support to assist abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilise loosened ligaments and provide support to the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position. The soft muslin cotton feels wonderful on your skin so it is comfortable to wear underneath your clothes. During the treatment I will apply the bind for you and show you how you (and/or your partner) can wrap it yourself in the days after. It’s advisable to wear the belly bind in the first 7-10 days for a minimum of 12, but up to 24 hours a day. After that you can wear it for 6-10 hours a day, up until 6 to 8 weeks postpartum. A belly bind, worth €55,- euro, is included in the package, so you can make the bind custom fit to your body.

$165.85

Free introductory call - 30m

Postpartum Massages
A free phone or video call for questions or a brief introductory meeting.
A free phone or video call for questions or a brief introductory meeting.

Free

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Travel fees

When I have to travel outside of Amsterdam I ask a fee for travel expenses (0,29 cent per kilometer). Please make sure to included these travel fees in your booking if you live outside of Amsterdam.

When I have to travel outside of Amsterdam I ask a fee for travel expenses (0,29 cent per kilometer)...

$0.33 per booking

Booking policies

Cancellation policy (applying only to services booked on Parentally): Flexible

> If the asker cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the service, he will be refunded 100 % of the amount paid
> If the asker cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the service, he will be refunded 50 % of the amount paid

Specific Terms & Conditions

Prices are inclusive of BTW and can sometimes be (partially) reimbursed by health insurance companies.

When I have to travel outside of Amsterdam, I ask a fee for travel expenses (0,29 cent per kilometer)

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