Congratulations, you are now a mother to a beautiful baby. You check out your reflection in the mirror and is rudely shocked by what you see. Many women expect to magically shrink back into their pre-pregnancy size soon after delivery. Blame those celebrity new mums for strutting around in their bikini-ready bodies.
But unfortunately for most of us, things are not that simple. So now, all you see peering back at you are a bulging tummy that still looks five months pregnant. The flabby skin hanging out in areas of your body which you have never seen before. And as if to add injury to insult, cellulite marks adorn your stomach, butt and thighs. Oh the horrors!
Being able to get back in shape is what most women worry about. Even for myself, staying in shape is a tough call given that I am so busy juggling family life, work and the baby. I must admit that the last time I did any exercise was prenatal yoga (if you even consider that exercise). All of my time has been devoted to nurturing baby Asher. And I do not exactly watch what I eat, couple that with no exercise at all, it is no surprise that I have developed a small tummy. Furthermore, if you are a new mother, your doctor would warn you against subjecting your body to vigorous exercise. So this is where The Body Firmcomes in to help mothers like you & me.
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.