“Nurture your health, both inside and out.” –Mary Buchan In general, the first 6-8 weeks are considered the “postpartum” period when the uterus shrinks back to pre-pregnancy size and position. But the recovery process after birth can last for years, especially once the demands of parenting take hold and if there is not a strong support system in place. Postpartum massage assists mothers in recovery and replenishment after giving birth. Some women are ready for
Trust Your Gut
Many ancient cultures, notably in Asia, have called the belly the “second brain” and the “second heart” because it is so sensitive to our thoughts, emotions, and lifestyles. It holds much wisdom and awareness. We have many phrases in our culture that reflect this… “Butterflies in my stomach” “I can’t stomach this.” “My gut is telling me…” As is often the case, modern science is catching up with this folk knowledge. The new field of
“It’s in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips. I’m a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” -Maya Angelou Most people haven’t heard of the iliopsoas muscle, generally called the psoas (“so’ az”), much less know where it is. The largest and thickest muscle in the body, the psoas connects our trunk to the legs, connecting along the lower back (T12-L5) and

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