In Africa, pre-natal massage and compassionate touch during the childbearing years have been around for centuries and has always been much more than just a pampering session.
In this month when we celebrate African Traditional Medicine Week (26-31 August) I thought it fit to look at the integral part of massage in maternity care as both a touch therapy and a ritualistic tradition .
Body-mind or mind-body? If you are struggling with physical and mental pain and feel that the dominant health paradigm’s dualistic approach to mind and body seems inadequate to explain anything, I want to talk to you. Join me under the tree in my garden for a cup of rooibos tea and let’s talk massage and SomaSense!