I wasn't aware of how common swollen ankles are during pregnancy and postpartum as I didn't experience this symptom myself. Nevertheless, I come across it all the time and truth be told, I love when I do (not because I want women to suffer through uncomfortable swelling but rather, because uncomfortable swelling appears to be no match for the anti-inflammatory effects of tuning fork sound vibration therapy).
A client recently sent me these before and after photos:
If it weren't for the pedicure, I probably wouldn't have known that that these feet belonged to the same person. In my experience, even the most simple of vibration therapy treatments (such as Balancing the Womb with Ohm) yields a significant reduction in swelling of the ankles therefore making tuning forks a great option for birth workers to have on hand. Alternatively, these methods are something that pregnant women can use at home for self-care.
Colleen Lovejoy is a musician and Acuvibrational Sonotherapist residing in Los Angeles, CA. She founded Seline Vibes and School of Sonotherapy with the mission of making vibrational healing methods accessible to everyone.