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Nourishing New Mama Plan

maternity treatments at your home

The first weeks after a delivery are essential for a mother and her baby to attach, rest and strengthen. A new mother needs as much care as her new born baby. In many traditional cultures, a new mother is exempt from her daily duties. She is assisted by family and close friends. Nowadays this is hardly possible due to the busy life we ​​lead. Fortunately, we have maternity care in the Netherlands, but new mothers need more than that!

Through my experience with old traditional wisdoms from all over the world, I will offer the NEW MAMA warming and nurturing care that every recovering mother deserves. You will be welcomed into motherhood through unique maternity treatments, healing massage, gentle abdominal care, caring rituals, warming tea and treats, healing tinctures and creams. This way your energy will be restored. The first sessions take place at your home, where I wrap you and your baby in a warm, loving caring blanket. Subsequent sessions take place in my practice where the focus is entirely on you and your healing process. If you like to extend your package to 5 or 7 sessions, know that this is possible!

* Make sure that someone is present during home sessions to take care of your baby, so that I can give you the best possible attention!

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With Gentle Beginnings I offer you the Nourishing New Mama Plan, a 3 | 5 | 7 session childbirth recovery service to guide you calmly into motherhood. We aim to start 4 to 7 days after the birth of your baby at your home. Depending on your package, I will come to your home once or twice in the following weeks, after which you are welcome in my quiet and warm practice in Amsterdam Zuid when you are ready to go out. You can schedule your treatments up to 6 months after delivery!

For a single Nourishing New Mama Plan session, scroll further down this page.

After a caesarean section, I will adjust your sessions or start after a few weeks if needed.

Please contact me long before your due date for information or reservations!

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3-session Plan

first session at home
restorative moxa treatment
• healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• ​foot massage
bengkungbelly binding

second session at home
restorative moxa treatment
• healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• warming back & neck massage
• bengkungbelly binding

third session at the practice
vaginal steam bath
• healing body massage
nurturing body wrap

about 7 hour of guidance
*€639,-

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5-session Plan

first session at home
restorative moxa treatment
• healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• ​foot massage
bengkungbelly binding

second session at home
restorative moxa treatment
• healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• back / neck / shoulder massage
• bengkungbelly binding

third session at the practice
vaginal steam bath
• healing abdominal massage
castor oil belly wrap
head / neck / shoulder massage

fourth session at the practice
restorative moxa treatment
• abdominal and pelvic massage

fifth session at the practice
healing body massage
nurturing body wrap
• blessing for motherhood

about 12 hours of guidance
*€899,-

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7-session Plan

first session at home
restorative moxa treatment
• healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• ​foot massage
bengkungbelly binding

second session at home
restorative moxa treatment
• healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• relaxing back massage
• bengkungbelly binding

third session at the practice
vaginal steam bath
• healing abdominal massage
castor oil belly wrap
head / neck / shoulder massage

fourth session at the practice
restorative moxa treatment
• shiatsu-reiki massage
bengkung bellybinding

fifth session at the practice
restorative moxa treatment
abdominal and pelvic massage
• castor oil belly wrap

sixth session at the practice
• brushing your body
• healing body massage
• nurturing body wrap

seventh session at the practice
• cleansing herbal footbath
• healing body massage
• rebozo closing
• blessing for motherhood

about 17 hours of guidance
*€1239,-

* parking / travel costs for home sessions are NOT included outside Postal Code area 1071, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1058, 1059. 

After consultation and agreed conditions, subsequent treatments can be given at home for an additional charge of €30 per session.

~Courtenay, Nourishing New Mama Plan

“Mirjam has such a soothing and nurturing way about her. As a newly postpartum mum, you are immersed 24 hours a day in caring for others. Mirjam really helped me focus on my own healing and self-care as a way to care for others by caring for myself first. I did the 3 part postpartum package and each session brought relaxation, release and restoration. She puts you at ease and listens to what you need so you have the experience you want. She’s an angel!”

~Courtenay, Nourishing New Mama Plan
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Single Nourishing New Mama Session

In some cases you remain in an adrenalin rush after you gave birth. You may be unable to fully relax, ground or sleep. Your back may be sore from breastfeeding as you are still finding the right posture. Or maybe it is not so easy to get breastfeeding going, dealing with engorged breasts or a (starting) mastitis. Maybe your perineum can use some loving warmth and recovery after the intense delivery.

How wonderful would it be to be treated at home with gentle touch and warmth? I’ll make use of your bed or a shiatsu mat on the floor.

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Footh/Back massage 

(120 minutes)
to relax optimally
 

• restorative moxa
• back massage
• foot massage
• ​warming tea

*€135,-

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Abdomen/Perineum Healing

(120 minutes)
to heal your belly and perineum
 

vaginal steam bath
healing abdominal massage
• castor oil belly wrap
• gentle head massage
• ​warming tea

*€135,-

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Breast/shouldermassage 

(120 minuten)
to support breastfeeding

• healing belly wrap
• breast tissue massage
• shoulder & head massage
• 50gr breastfeeding tea
• homeopathy when needed

*€135,-

* parking/travel costs for home sessions are NOT included outside Postal Code area 1071, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1058, 1059.

~Nenah, Breast/Shoulder Massage after the birth of her 1st baby.

“A week after the birth of my daughter I was struggling with sore and engorged breasts from breastfeeding. My kraamzorg nurse suggested to book myself a massage with Gentle Beginnings. Mirjam came to my house with a warm smile and a bag full of blankets. Mirjam started with working on my shoulders and neck, warming up my muscles. I thought it would be awkward to have someone else massage my breasts, but it was actually incredibly relaxing and normal. One breast is always covered and warm and Mirjam is very easy to connect with, which makes the session a healing and relaxing experience. The day after my breasts felt softer, my shoulders less painful and my energy was more balanced. Thank you Mirjam at Gentle Beginnings!”

~Nenah, Breast/Shoulder Massage after the birth of her 1st baby.
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Full body massage after the birth of your baby

Your body and mind have been through a lot due to pregnancy and childbirth. You need time to process this, get used to your child and recuperate. This period is therefore ideal for receiving massages. Painful muscles can relax, your head and body may rest and your energy will be balanced. The massage is focused on your recovery. Your abdomen will be given gentle and warm attention. The treatment also contributes to optimal breastfeeding. During a deluxe massage you will also experience the deep warmth of healing moxa and a castor oil wrap for your belly. The use of moxa and castor oil helps to regain your balance and strength. As a result, the uterus will shrink faster, the blood circulation will increase and the warmth will help you relax. We consider the first 9 months after childbirth the Postpartum Period. During this time you are very welcome in my practice for these healing sessions.

* This massage is also very suitable if you have experienced a miscarriage, termination or still birth.

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Postpartum Massage
(2  1/4 hours)

• share your story
• body massage
• ​warming tea

single session €130,-
3 sessions €360,-

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Postpartum Massage Deluxe
(2,5 hours)

share your story
 body massage
• restorative moxa
• ​healing castor oil belly wrap
• warming tea

single session €150,-
3 sessions €420,-

After consultation and agreed conditions, treatments can be given at your home for an additional charge of €30 per session,  excl. travel and/or parking costs.

~Joyce, postpartum massage after the birth of her 3rd baby.

“Mirjam came to see me a few weeks after I had my son through C-Section. We had a difficult start with bonding and breastfeeding and I was happy to stay at home for her treatment. Mirjam took all the time necessary to listen to me, hear me out and connect with me. I felt at ease straight away. During the massage I was supported with pillows to be as comfortable as possible. Warm blankets and a deliciously scented oil to treat my sore muscles and aching arms. No rush, long strokes, warm hands…, my body started to feel mine again. It felt absolutely divine. I must have dozed off as well when Mirjam softly told me to rest a little more. A mysterious warming tea was ready for me. This treatment was the perfect gift for myself! I am still buzzing with oxytocine…”

~Joyce, postpartum massage after the birth of her 3rd baby.
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