Q1. Can I have postnatal massage and binding service if I go for cesarean section?
Answer: Yes, the postnatal massage and binding service is suitable for new mothers irrespective of method of delivery.
Q2. When or how soon can I start the postnatal massage and binding service after delivery?
Answer: We usually recommend that postnatal massage and binding service start from the 7th day after natural delivery; at least 3-4 weeks for cesarean section subject to the recovery of your wound and/or doctor’s advice. The sessions also need to be done under normal body condition i.e. no fever, no cold/flu, wound inflammation, high blood pressure etc.
Q3. How long is the postnatal massage and binding session?
Answer: Each postnatal massage and binding session lasts around 45 minutes to 1.5 hours which includes abdominal or body massage and wrapping the stomach with herbal paste. Each session is done once on a daily basis subject to the committed period of the sessions, e.g. 6, 9 or 12 days.
Q4. How many sessions should I have?
Answer: Traditionally, Indonesians and Malays will undertake postnatal massage and binding for at least 40 days for the best result. The longer the sessions, the better the result you will achieve.
You can typically see the difference after a 6 days service. It is recommended to have longer sessions for the desired result.
Q5. Where can I have the postnatal massage and binding service?
Answer: The therapist will visit your home throughout the committed days which means you can enjoy the service from the comfort of your own bed or mattress.
Q6. What do I need to prepare before each session?
Answer: 2 standard body size towels.
Q7. What is the flow of the postnatal massage and binding service?
Answer: For the first day of the service, you just need to relax your body and mind. For the remaining days of the service, you need to bath and unwrap the stomach before the therapist visits your home. Materials for massage and binding will be prepared by the therapist.
Q8. How long should I wear the binder?
Answer: We usually recommend wearing the binder for at least 8 to 10 hours. However, you may take the binder off and wash away the herbal paste in the event you feel uncomfortable.
Q9. What are the ingredients in the herbal paste and oils used for the postnatal massage and binding?
Answer: We only use natural ingredients. The herbal paste is a mixture of herbs which are ‘warm’ in nature like lemongrass, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger and clove. The herbal oils used are rich in vitamins, natural minerals and fatty acid. All herbs and oils used are safe for breastfeeding.
Q10. What are the normal after effects of postnatal massage and binding?
Answer: It is both normal and typically a good sign to have some blood after each session. One of the many benefits of postnatal massage and binding is that helps to expel lochia and other debris remaining in the womb. However, please consult your doctor or physician immediately in the event of any heavy bleeding.
Q11. When can I start booking for the postnatal massage and binding service?
Answer: We recommend you book the postnatal massage and binding service at least a few months before your due date. Whilst the service start date is subject to the actual delivery date, please inform us as soon as possible upon the baby’s arrival so that we can arrange the service start date based on your schedule and body condition accordingly.
Q12. Can I change or cancel my package after booking ?
Answer: We welcome any extension to the session from the 2nd day of the service. However, no cancellation or shortening of the session is allowed once the booking is done. All deposits are non-refundable. We may be able to come to an alternative arrangement under exceptional circumstances. Please contact us for further discussion.
Q13. When and how do I pay for the postnatal massage and binding service?
Answer: HKD1,000 deposit is required when the booking is made and the balance must be settled before the postnatal massage and binding service starts. Payments can be made via Hang Seng bank or Bank of China Hong Kong) electronic transfer or by cash. Deposits are non-refundable.