Breaking the rules

So far, I’m still coping well despite some hints of baby blues which I would save for another blog entry another time. I’m also nearing the end of my jamu massage tomorrow. My masseur mentioned that I do not have much wind in my body except for my left shoulder blade which is rather stiff. And I had always attributed that to sitting too long infront of the computer at work or home.

So I’ve concurred that the confinement rules are all bullshit. Haha, because I’ve broken almost every rule possible and should be filled with ‘bad wind’ to the brim.

1) Not touching water at all – I washed my hands each time before I touch my baby, breast pumps. I also bathe baby and wash milk bottles myself.

2) Not showering or washing hair – I showered and washed my hair daily in warm water without using whatever nonsensical herbal crap.

3) No fan – I had the fan on almost 24/7 and sometimes facing me directly.

4) No cold drinks – I had sneaked abit of slightly chilled milo when noone was looking.

5) No fruits or veg – No vegetables is an extreme case but I had papaya fruit juice twice.

And the list goes on, because I can’t really remember what else I’ve broken. But yeah, I’m doing fine, no aches and not much wind according to my masseur :)

My Postnatal Jamu Massage

More & more modern chinese women are taking up postnatal massages to slim down the tummy as well as detoxify the body and encourage a speedy afterbirth recovery. I was concerned about losing the extra tummy flabs and getting my uterus to shrink so I did some online research for jamu massages.

There’s quite a number of companies specializing in such postnatal jamu massages in the comfort of your own home. In addition, there are also many freelancers out there offering their services too. However, due to my paranoia nature, I decided to engage the services of a company instead of a freelancer. As I was afraid of a freelancer running away with my deposit and never to be seen again.

And of all websites online that offered such jamu massage services, I found Origins Jamu Massage the most user-friendly. They had all the prices stated upfront and deposit could be made online instantly via credit card or Paypal. You don’t know how elated I am to find a local company that allows Paypal payment. It’s such a convenient payment tool, every e-comm website or seller online should utilize it.

So I had my 3rd session already and will continue for another four sessions before I am done. I could see that my tummy has gone down quite abit but then again, I didn’t really have much of a tummy. I noticed that it deflated on its own by the 10th day. However I was informed that I could see more significant results after the 5th session, which I can’t wait and I will update the results here!

After the massage, my tummy would be wrapped in a binder with jamu and ginger paste. I’m supposed to keep this on for at least 6 hours for best effects.

It can get spicy and slightly uncomfortable but that’s the price to pay for beauty.

I’d gained a total of 12kg during my pregnancy and have shed 8 kg so far. I’m just a mere 4kg away from my pre-pregnancy weight and I can’t wait to achieve that.

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