Postpartum Recovery

Leaders in Natural Postpartum Recovery

Let us help you recovery faster from Natural Birth or Cesarean Section

Recovering from a natural vaginal birth is much faster than the recovery from a C-section. You will be back on you feet anywhere from the same day to the end of the week post vaginal birth. It takes up to six weeks to recover from a C-section. This is why we encourage vaginal births over pre-planned C-sections.

Postpartum recovery isn’t just about the birth factor, it’s also about breastfeeding. Women get in awkward breastfeeding positions while feeding their baby, mostly due to sleep deprivation and admiring their creation during, which puts a lot of strain on the neck, middle back and rib cage. Postpartum pain is not normal and should be treated immediately.

Recover Postpartum: Monthly Treatment Plans

Our individualized monthly treatment plans offer an integrated approach to help you recover faster, balance your hormones and to prevent unnecessary aches and pains.

This treatment plan is a combination of the following treatments:

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is primary healthcare, that uses a variety of healthcare systems to each patient’s case. Treatment is tailored to treating the individual’s root cause not just the symptoms with homeopathy, herbs, supplements, diet, nutrition & lifestyle coaching.


  • tests & balances hormones related to postnatal depression
  • tests nutritional deficiencies related to breastfeeding & loss of blood during birth
  • gives appropriate nutritional advice to maintain healthy weight for you & your baby


Osteopathy is holistic manual healthcare that treats all body pain and dysfunction related to your joints, muscles, nerves, connective tissue & internal organs. Treatment is tailored to treat the individual’s root cause not just the symptoms with Osteopathic Manual Techniques.


  • Relieves muscle tension
  • realigns pubic bone, pelvis, lower back, hips and ribs
  • decreases emotional, physical & traumatic stress related to labour & birth
  • increases immune function

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

TCM is a 3000 year old eastern medicine, which focuses on restoring energy (Qi) along meridians or Qi points, while building the body’s constitution from the inside out. Treatment uses acupuncture, acupressure massage, cupping, moxibustion & Chinese herbs.


  • balances hormones related to postnatal depression
  • increases healing time with natural & cesarean births
  • reduces post operative pain
  • helps to increase milk supply

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of soft tissue- muscles, tendons, ligaments & fascia (connective tissue) to alleviate pain caused from injury or postural problems & helps to maintain health & function.


  • increase immune function
  • increases circulation
  • alleviated muscle pain caused by natural or cesarean birth
  • helps to relieve emotion & physical stress related to being a new mom

Meet the Team

Marla Waal Pilates Thuja Wellness

Marla Waal

Certified Pilates, ELDOA and Yoga Instructor

Marla Waal has over 25 years of experience teaching movement as certified Yoga, Pilates and ELDOA instructor.
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Dr. Jane Peterson


After a personal low back pain experience, Dr. Jane Peterson decided to become a chiropractor to help others. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree with honours.
Kaitlin Newman - Osteopathy

Kaitlin Newman, B.App.Sc, M.Ost.

Osteopathic Practitioner

Kaitlin is an Australian Osteopathic Practitioner with a Masters of Osteopathy who offers holistic treatment and education for those suffering from pain and impairment.
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Ila Casselman, M.Ost.Med

Osteopathic Practitioner & Owner of Thuja Wellness

Ila Casselman is an Australian trained Osteopathic Practitioner. She completed her Master's of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012 & opened Thuja Wellness in August 2019. Collaborative Medicine is her why.

Dr Samantha Bowen, N.D

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Sam Bowen gained her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine & provides a safe environment for patients to feel empowered to reach their health goals.

Kelsey Bru, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

Kelsey is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) who brings a holistic approach to her patient care, using acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion to address the root cause of your health concerns.

Mareike Buthmann, CHN, ROHP, RNCP, Metabolic Balance® Coach


Mareike is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who helps individuals with nutritional planning and meal preparation, focusing on the importance of whole foods and a balanced diet for optimal health.

Loren Thompson, RPC-C

Registered Professional Counsellor, Reiki Master

Loren Thompson is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families through life's changes & challenges. Specializing in supporting women through conception, pregnancy and parenthood.

Meena Natt

Birth Doula

Meena has a career background as a Licensed Practical Nurse and Kundalini Yoga. Her goal is to educate women allowing them to gain confidence in their body’s ability to give birth.