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

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Ila Casselman, M.Ost.Med

Osteopathic Practitioner & Owner of Thuja Wellness

Ila is an Osteopathic Practitioner dedicated to helping couples become pregnant naturally and educating women about their bodies. She opened Thuja Wellness in 2019. Collaborative Medicine is her why.
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.

Kelsey Bru, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

Kelsey is a Registered Acupuncturist 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.

Avery Artimowich, R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist

Avery gently guides her patients towards their goals through thoughtful listening, skillful needling & compassion. Special interest in women’s health, mental health & facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

Mariana Carranza, R.Ac, CNP

Registered Acupuncturist & Certified Nutrition Practitioner

Mariana is a Registered Acupuncturist & Nutritionist with a passion for blending ancient traditions & modern knowledge. She uses an integrative approach to help her patients in their healing journeys.

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

Certified Holistic Nutritionist

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.
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Dr. Jane Peterson, DC (Hons)


Dr. Peterson is a chiropractor with experience treating a wide range of patients. She is constantly enhancing her skills by learning new techniques, including Webster, Graston®, and RockTape.
Marla Waal Pilates Thuja Wellness

Marla Waal, RYT

Certified Pilates, ELDOA and Yoga Instructor

With over 25 years of experience teaching movement, Marla is a Movement & Breath coach certified in 12 yoga, meditation, and pilates styles, including Buteyko breathing and ELDOA method training.
Thuja Wellness Yoga Classes

Colleen McCrann, RYT 200

Yoga Instructor

Colleen is a 240-hour certified yoga teacher and certified trauma-informed children and teen educator. Colleen teaches a variety of classes including Hatha flow, restorative and, chair yoga.

Tempo Sabatier


With specific interest in pregnancy, birth, and end-of-life care, Tempo's goal is to combine relaxation and education about anatomy and physiology to empower people to better care for themselves.

Aizhana Janie


Aizhana is a massage student with areas of interest in pregnancy & pregnancy-related stress/pain. She hopes to aid people on their health journey by allowing for stress-free, whole-body relaxation.

Naomi Galiniski, RTCc


Naomi is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Candidate. Her therapeutic approach combines perspectives that include Family Systems Theory, Person-Centred, Gestalt, and Transpersonal orientations.

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.