Raven & Ritual

Helping you Reclaim the Practice of a Slow, Restorative, Intentional Sacred Postpartum


Birthing a baby is a powerful rite of passage, whether it is a mother's first of fifth child.

 It is a time for deep rest, nourishment, stillness and the witnessing from one's community.


 It's an honour to help you on the journey. 


"After birth, there's a sacred window of time, a time for complete rejuvenation of a woman's physical, mental and spiritual health. The first 42 days set the stage for her next 42 years. "

Ysha Oakes


Your body is designed to thrive after birth. Postpartum recovery rituals help women to renew themselves, balance hormones and even heal constitutional weaknesses from pre-pregnancy. It is an opportunity to completely reset the body, when given the proper support.

I care for mother's in the Greater Victoria region.

Locations outside of this can be discussed. 


‚ÄčEach visit is provided in the comfort of your own home within the first 6 to 8 weeks after birth.

 Home visits are roughly between 3 to 3.5 hours.

Choose Your Ritual

Soul Nourishing. Deeply Restorative Ayurvedic Postpartum Body Care.

Makes a beautiful postpartum gift for yourself or another.

POSTPARTUM CARE RITUAL

A sweet welcoming to motherhood, these restorative postpartum rituals include the basics of daily ayurvedic postpartum body care and support your healing and rejuvenation during your first forty days after birth. 


A session includes:

  •  one postpartum abhyanga and ayurvedic head massage (full body warm-oil therapy)
  • 1L ready-made , pre-decocted postpartum herbal bath soak. Made with herbs, essential oils and flower essences (can be added to a warm bath after the abhyanga or later on in the day)
  • two ready-made ayurvedic teas to soothe the nervous system, ground the body, support  digestion, lactation

Optional - Add belly wrapping, the wrap is yours to keep after the session. 
                  $55 ( this is a one-time payment when purchasing multiple sessions)
 
Also included:
  •  a jar of freshly made organic ghee (a magical food source for the postpartum time)
  • a jar of hydrating lactation tea 
  • one package of shatavari sesame laddus - restorative, herabalized ayurvedic herbal treats that supports lactation and enhance vitality .

A 25% non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking to secure your spot.

 Deposit is used as a credit towards your ritual package. 


All prices include travel and taxes. 


Single Visit

$185

One visit a week for 3 weeks

$170 per visit

One visit a week for 6 weeks

$165 per visit

With this ritual receive a complimentary Ayurvedic Belly Massage & Herbal Belly Paste Application

Full Body Warm-Oil Therapy

Also known as abhyanga in Ayurveda. A warm, full body oil therapy using organic herbalized oil to strengthen and balance the postpartum body. Anywhere between 60 to 75 minutes. 

Ayurvedic Belly & Womb Massage & Herbal Belly Paste

A gentle, warm application of special herbalized oil is applied to the entire abdominal and womb area, incorpating flower essences and marma therapy followed by a warming Ayurvedic belly paste. 

Helps release emotions while bringing warmth, comfort and nourishment to the skin and surrounding tissues. 

 Postpartum Herbal Bath Soak

Receive a ready-made 1L herbal bath blend using specific herbs to relax and heal the postpartum body. Decocted and strained ahead of time to maximize the medicinal benefits. Pour into a warm bath after your session or later on in the day. Can also be used as a foot bath while resting or breastfeeding. To be used within 3 days.

Herbal teas, tonics, and treats

Receive two teas during the visit to support the nervous and digestive system, provide hydration and promote lactation. 


Also provided are ayurvedically prepared herbalized postpartum snacks that promote lactation, support the immune, digestive and/or hormonal system, and are a good source of nutrients and high quality fats to provide energy throughout the day. 

Belly wrapping

A key part of Ayurvedic postpartum rejuvenation. Following the abhyanga I will wrap your belly and show you, and/or a partner or whomever will be caring for you how to as well.  Belly wrapping reduces mental anxiety and depression, helps to close the empty womb space and provides a grounded, supportive feeling. 

Ritual

Birth is an initiation whether it is a woman's first or tenth child.  Each visit is an opportunity to recognize your transition into becoming a mother and to honour this powerful season in life.

In Sanskrit, the word "Sneha" can be translated both as  oil and love. It is said that saturating the body in oil is akin to being saturated in love, bringing deep feelings of stability, warmth, and comfort.