Mother Roasting is practised in many traditional cultures as part of recovery from birth and to help with the demands of early mothering. Based on Chinese Medicine principles, it involves massaging and warming specific areas of the new mothers body to restore energy and to ensure the digestive, liver and kidney energy systems, and the woman’s spirits are recharged.
This practice takes different forms in various cultures. In Malaysia, a special stone that has been heated in a fire, is wrapped in a cloth and placed on the abdomen. In Thailand, a fire was lit at the mother’s bedside, where she would lie day and night rotating her body every half an hour. In the Hopi Indian culture in Arizona, the mother was rested on top of a heated bed of sand and a sheepskin, and then covered well. In all these cultures, during this time she is nurtured, massaged, fed nourishing foods and supported in her recuperation from birth by family helping to care both for her and her newborn.
Mother roasting is performed two weeks after the birth of your new baby, or whenever you feel you can leave your postpartum bubble. Our nurturing practitioners use moxa, hot organic wheat packs and warm towels, warmed oils and warming essential oils to help nourish your Qi and Blood. You will leave feeling renewed, rested, nurtured and balanced – body, mind and spirit!