*Lets learn Soothika Pregnancy Touch therapy

Soothika Pregnancy touch therapy helps to keep the expecting Mother in a state of peace and harmony, which is essential for the healthy growth of the baby in the womb.

Let’s learn touch Therapy

Soothika Post pregnancy touch therapy has been developed keeping in mind the New Mothers need to relax , reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains.

Lets learn Newborn baby therapy

Soothika Newborn touch thrapy is an excellent way of communicating ,how much you cherish your baby.

Healthy Mother Healthy Baby

When you are carrying the additional weight of the baby , pains are but natural . Especially to your back and legs . Pregnancy being a very crucial period, pain killers in any form is not advisable. Neither is high pressure body massages.

Ayurveda oils have natural and herbal ingredients, which has amazing pain healing qualities. This when applied to painful areas using gentle touch has amazing healing qualities., which aids the growth of the baby in the womb

Pregnancy Touch therapy helps to reduce anxiety, decrease back and leg pain and improve sleep .It also enhances the overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing and decreased back and leg pain.

The video will take you through the different stages of oil therapy.

Getting ready

Preparing self

Tie the hair up, with a band . Its ideal to sit on a stool during the therapy. Wear a disposable panty if desired. Its good to meditate /pray for a few minutes before starting the therapy.

Preparing the Oil

The oils have to be poured into a vessel.It can be heated either by directly placing on heat or in boiling water

Essential - Pour required amount of oils from the base oil and the combination oil. Ideally it is suggested to use 25 ml of each

Preparing bath*

It is advisable to take bath in luke warm water. Make sure to adjust the temperature before pouring on the body

Note

  • Pressure of massage on a pregnant women should be very less.
  • Therapy should not be done for more than 15 minutes
  • Therapy can be done either for the whole body or specific pain areas
  • Pressure should not be applied on Spine. Instead, the application has to be soft, smooth and gentle.
  • The shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and other joints must be massaged in circular motions only.
  • While massaging head , it is advisable to use coconut oil or almond oil

Touch Therapy & Bath

01

Sitting position Apply oil and massage these areas very gently in the below said order in downward and continuous motion. Stand behind the pregnant lady, place both hands on either side of neck and massage downwards to the shoulder, arms and fingers. Gently massage the upper back, lower back and sides of the body. Chest should be done softly in circular motion. Massage the armpit towards the nipple/center of body.

02

Standing position: Massage the buttocks and hip gently in circular motion and downwards to the back of thigh, calf muscles and heel.

03

Sitting position: Massage the front of the thigh, knee, foreleg and feet and soles in continuous downward motion (circular on joints). Massage each toe from its base to the tip and also between the toes. Repeat on the other leg. Finally, massage the scalp, forehead, eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, above lip and chin. Note: Use of coconut oil or almond oil is suggested for head and face.

Fix an appointment with our professionally trained touch therapists

Pregnancy care therapies can be done by self. Incase you would like the services of our trained therapists.

Contra Indication

  • Discontinue use if any skin irritation like redness , rashes, itching, swelling, boils etc persists.
  • Therapy should not be done in conditions of fever and severe cold.
  • Head massage can be avoided in appropriate situations.
  • Therapy is contra indicated also in : Severe arthritic joints and spine disorders, slipped disc, hernias, high risk pregnancy, habitual abortion, skin diseases and fungal infection, severe hemorrhoids with bleeding , fever etc.

The 10 Touch

Post pregnancy touch therapy is no rocket science. Either Your loved ones at home , or a care giver can be trained to perform the therapy. We have only one condition. The person should have a loving hand .We expect the greatest reverence to be given to you while performing this therapy.

The touch therapy enhances the overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing when performed with the aid of the soothika medicated ayurveda oils

The video will take you through the different stages of oil therapy.

Getting ready for touch therapy

Preparing self

Tie the hair up, with a band . Its ideal to sit on a stool during the therapy. Wear a disposable panty if desired. Its good to meditate /pray for a few minutes before starting the therapy

Preparing the Oil

The oils have to be poured into a vessel. It can be heated either by directly placing on heat or in boiling water
Signature / Classic Kit - Everyday use one base oil and one combination oil depending on the specific day
Essential - Pour required amount of oils from the base oil and the combination oil. Ideally it is suggested to use 25 ml of each

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Preparing herbal bath*

Boil one packet of herbal powder in 1 litre water and reduce it to half. Mix this decoction in 2 buckets of hot water. This is used to take bath after massage *Only available in Signature Kits.

Note

  • Pressure of massage on a pregnant women should be very less.
  • Pressure should not be applied on Spine. Instead, the application has to be soft, smooth and gentle.
  • The shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and other joints must be massaged in circular motions only.

Touch therapy steps

01

Sitting position Apply oil and massage these areas in the below said order in downward and continuous motion. Neck, shoulder, arms, upper back, lower back, sides of the body. Chest and abdomen should be done in soft circular motion. Massage the armpit towards the centre of body.

02

Standing position: Massage the buttocks and hip in circular motion and downwards to the back of thigh, calf muscles ,heel.

03

Sitting position: Massage the front of the thigh, knee, foreleg and feet and soles in continuous downward motion( circular on joints).Massage each toe from its base to the tip and also between the toes. Repeat on the other leg.

04

Sitting position: Massage the scalp, forehead, eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, above lip and chin.

05

After the massage, wait for 10 minutes and the individual has to take bath in herbal bath water*. The water should be poured over the whole body until the oil and powders are washed off . Head and hair should be washed with plain water. The hair and vaginal area and area of stitch in c-section needs to be washed with plain warm water and properly towel dried. *Only available in Signature Kits

fix an appointment with our professionally trained touch therapists

Our Post pregnancy touch therapy is a 4 step therapy process which involves anointing you with medicated soothika oils,heat therapy, Bath and Post natal abdominal binding followed by a herbal bath.

Contra Indication

  • Discontinue use if any skin irritation like redness , rashes, itching, swelling, boils etc persists.
  • Therapy should not be done in conditions of fever and severe cold.
  • Head massage can be avoided in appropriate situations.
  • Therapy is contra indicated also in : Severe arthritic joints and spine disorders, slipped disc, hernias, high risk pregnancy, habitual abortion, skin diseases and fungal infection, severe hemorrhoids with bleeding , fever etc.

The 10 Touch

Post pregnancy touch therapy is no rocket science. Either Your loved ones at home , or a care giver can be trained to perform the therapy. We have only one condition. The person should have a loving hand .We expect the greatest reverence to be given to you while performing this therapy.

The touch therapy enhances the overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing when performed with the aid of the soothika medicated ayurveda oils

The video will take you through the different stages of oil therapy.

Getting ready for touch therapy

Preparing self

Tie the hair up, with a band . Its ideal to sit on a stool during the therapy. Wear a disposable panty if desired. Its good to meditate /pray for a few minutes before starting the therapy

Preparing the Oil

The oils have to be poured into a vessel. It can be heated either by directly placing on heat or in boiling water
Signature / Classic Kit - Everyday use one base oil and one combination oil depending on the specific day
Essential - Pour required amount of oils from the base oil and the combination oil. Ideally it is suggested to use 25 ml of each

Know more about our product

Preparing herbal bath*

Boil one packet of herbal powder in 1 litre water and reduce it to half. Mix this decoction in 2 buckets of hot water. This is used to take bath after massage *Only available in Signature Kits.

Note

  • Pressure of massage on a pregnant women should be very less.
  • Pressure should not be applied on Spine. Instead, the application has to be soft, smooth and gentle.
  • The shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and other joints must be massaged in circular motions only.

Touch therapy steps

01

Sitting position Apply oil and massage these areas in the below said order in downward and continuous motion. Neck, shoulder, arms, upper back, lower back, sides of the body. Chest and abdomen should be done in soft circular motion. Massage the armpit towards the centre of body.

02

Standing position: Massage the buttocks and hip in circular motion and downwards to the back of thigh, calf muscles ,heel.

03

Sitting position: Massage the front of the thigh, knee, foreleg and feet and soles in continuous downward motion( circular on joints).Massage each toe from its base to the tip and also between the toes. Repeat on the other leg.

04

Sitting position: Massage the scalp, forehead, eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, above lip and chin.

05

After the massage, wait for 10 minutes and the individual has to take bath in herbal bath water*. The water should be poured over the whole body until the oil and powders are washed off . Head and hair should be washed with plain water. The hair and vaginal area and area of stitch in c-section needs to be washed with plain warm water and properly towel dried. *Only available in Signature Kits

fix an appointment with our professionally trained touch therapists

Our Post pregnancy touch therapy is a 4 step therapy process which involves anointing you with medicated soothika oils,heat therapy, Bath and Post natal abdominal binding followed by a herbal bath.

Contra Indication

  • Discontinue use if any skin irritation like redness , rashes, itching, swelling, boils etc persists.
  • Therapy should not be done in conditions of fever and severe cold.
  • Head massage can be avoided in appropriate situations.
  • Therapy is contra indicated also in : Severe arthritic joints and spine disorders, slipped disc, hernias, high risk pregnancy, habitual abortion, skin diseases and fungal infection, severe hemorrhoids with bleeding , fever etc.

Babies are highly sensitive to touch and hence massage should only be done by trained hands. This presentation will teach you the various strokes of Newborn touch therapy. The newborn touch therapy aids weight gain and improves immunity. It contributes to the overall physical development of the baby and helps in sleeping better , which in turn aids brain development. The benefits are manifold when massaged with natural oils which has the goodness of ayurveda

Do’s and Don’t’s
Dos
  • Cover umbilicus for the first 10 days with a small piece of dry cotton cloth/ till the umbilical cord falls off. Care should be taken so that neither water, nor soap or oil enters the umbilicus.
  • All strokes should be done with a slow, lightly pressured touch.
  • Keep the strokes firm enough to prevent tickling.
  • Test all new oils on a small area of your baby’s skin a day prior to using it for massage purposes.
  • Choose a time of day that you will have the amount of time necessary to proceed with the massage with out being interrupted ,preferably before noon.
  • Avoid massaging your baby when she has a full tummy. Wait for atleast half an hour after feeding
  • Make sure the baby is enjoying the massage
  • All the items needed for bath has to be kept ready before the procedure of massage starts.
Donts
  • Use very little oil on baby’s face or head during a massage.
  • Watch for signs of distress visible by a change in skin colour, restlessness, straining, crying or limpness. If baby shows signs of discomfort end the massage session.
  • Do not tickle
  • Avoid massaging the babies genital areas
  • After massaging the babies palms, wipe them off, before the baby sucks them
  • Do not bathe the baby until the umbilical cord falls off. Only wipe with a cloth by dipping in a basin of warm water mixed with little baby oil
  • Pressure should not be applied on bregma, only soft touch is needed while applying oil and rasnadi powder after bath.

GETTING READY FOR THERAPY

Preparing the Oil

The oils have to be poured into a vessel. It can be warmed slightly by placing in hot water. The oil should be rubbed in between the palms and temperature adjusted before touching the baby

Preparing the Baby

Place the baby on a mat . Ensure that the room is sufficiently warm , so that the baby does not feel cold. Cover the ears of the baby with cotton wools, so that neither oil, water nor soap enters the ears of the baby.

Duration

  • The massage of the baby should be done for 8 minutes, The baby yoga for 2 minutes and the baby bath for 5 minutes. Totally the duration of the whole therapy should be for 15 minutes

Baby Massage

01

Make the baby to lie down on its back on the bathing mat apply a little of the oil on the umbilicus ( after cord falls off)and a little on the bregma. Take a little oil and apply all over the body. Massage with both hands from sides of neck of the baby to shoulders,arms, finger tips. Massage in circular motions on the joints of the body. Massage softly on chest and sides of chest downwards and around abdomen in circular clockwise direction using four fingers of the right palm and through sides of the abdomen downwards to the hips and circular motion with fingers of both palms simultaneously on either sides and move down the legs and behind legs downwards and stretch the legs.

02

Turn baby to the sides: Apply oil on the upper and lower back, buttocks of the baby and massage with right hand by turning the baby to the sides and support the baby with the left hand. No pressure has to be given on the spine.

03

Massage the feet and soles. Uphold the head and neck of the baby and apply oil on the hair and scalp with right palm in circular motion on the crown of the head. Apply oil and massage the outer and behind of ears using the thumb and index finger. Massage with thumbs on the forehead , eyes very softly ,nose, cheeks, above lips, chin and neck.

Baby Yoga

01

Fold the arms at both elbows simultaneously, for 3 seconds and extend. Repeat for 3 times

02

Cross the arms across chest simultaneously, hold for 3 seconds and come back to the original position. Repeat for 3 times.

03

Garudasana: Cross the legs. Holding ankles of baby, cross the legs, bringing each leg on top alternatively. Do for three times.

04

Pavanamuktasana: Fold the knees and hips slightly together towards abdomen slightly. Alternate each leg. Repeat for 3 times

05

Fold the legs at knee joint, hold for 3 seconds and extend. Repeat for 3 times.

Baby bath
Bathing Steps of baby Lying on the back
  • Apply soap very mildly by lathering with water and apply first to the chest, abdomen, neck shoulder arm and legs and wash these areas by taking warm water from basin by cupping the palm.
  • On the side

  • Turn the baby to the sides and apply soap to the back of the body. Wash the body with warm water . Wash the back, front, folds of skin on the body like underarm, genitals, face, eyes by wiping with right palm.
  • On the Tummy

  • While washing the head, the baby should be made to lie on its tummy by supporting his face, neck with the left hand . Turn the babies face to the side and uplift the babies chest with the left forearm.( Baby should be in a inclined position. Pressure should not be given on the chest or face). Put a drop of the shampoo and pour water on babies head with right palm, lather and wash off immediately. Wipe or towel dry hair and scalp properly and later the body and wrap the baby in a towel.
After bath procedures
  • Pat a pinch of rasnadi on the bregma.
  • Remove cotton wool from the ear
  • After laying him down on the bed, clean the umbilicus and outer of ear with cotton buds carefully and softly.
  • Apply baby lotion and powder for the baby especially on neck, behind ears, underarms, folds of genitals, buttocks, behind knee and other parts of the body.
  • Cover the buttocks and genitals with cotton nappy cloth/ diaper.
  • Dress the baby and feed him / her (for 15- 20minutes).

Note

  • The baby should be handled very carefully. There are chances of getting slipped after oil application . Soap or water should not enter eyes and other orifices of the baby. Do not handle the baby in the way that he may choke. Make sure to adjust the temperature before pouring on the body. Temperature can be maintained and monitored by dipping the right elbow and sensing the heat on the inner skin of forearm. Baby should be handled very carefully.

fix an appointment with our professionally trained touch therapists

Our Newborn babytherapy service is a 3 step process which involves baby massage, yoga and Bath.Our therapists are professionally trained in Baby care.

CONTRA INDICATIONS

  • Do not massage baby when he/ she has a fever or cold. Do only wipe its body with a cloth dipped in warm water.
  • Do discontinue use if any irritation persists.
  • Massage should not be done in cases of extreme skin diseases, bleeding conditions etc.