• Well Being

    Postpartum Care – Massages

    Back home in Kerala (and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and some parts of Asia, and Africa), the cultural norm is that the woman gets confined to her home for 30-40days after delivery, with a woman caretaker, who will come and bath and massage mom and baby every day. In Kerala, this massage is done with some special ayurvedic oils and the mother is also required to consume special herbal medicines, and put a particular kind of oil in her hair etc etc. My biggest concern about the whole thing was that I didn’t necessarily see the benefits of it. And I didn’t see the value of paying someone…