The Golden Month
Research for post-natal care dedicated to healing the new mother..
A story by Yasmine Ganley & Greta van der Star, inspired by the book Golden Month by acupuncturist and teacher Jenny Allison.
Outlining a holistic approach towards postnatal care that amalgamates the best practices from different cultures throughout the world, Golden Month aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the perfect postpartum body, focusing on a mother's long-term mental and physical health and well-being.
CHINESE HERBAL REMEDY
Lighting a stick of the herb mubwort between pubic bone and navel, then lower back.
SRI LANKAN SMOKE CLEANSING
Burn garlic skins and coconut shells in a bowl. New mother to stand over the smoke.
VATA RECOVERY MASSAGE
Warming of lower abdomen using hot oils, mustard seed and sweet almond oil.