TL;DR – Confinement is a common practice for post-partum mothers in Asia, which is proven as one of the most effective health aftercare, mentally and physically. Pantang Plus, founded by Zamzana Mohd Ariffin and her partners, believe that confinement service is a must and can be brought to homes by trained practitioners.
Pantang Plus is a tech platform for pregnant women who want their confinement carried out through traditional means, but with reliable therapists. With Pantang Plus, expectant mothers can book post-natal care with greater ease and greater comfort. Pantang Plus also provides information and databases explaining their services. The person responsible for this incredible idea is Zamzana Mohd Ariffin, who was inspired by the spa that she currently owns.
Pantang Plus is one of the rising trends in Malaysia that offers services to pregnant women using traditional methods along with modern amenities.
“It’s already embedded in our culture that after giving birth, we undergo a period of confinement”.
Confinement is essential for pregnant women for them to attain their energy back after giving birth. It’s one of the ways for them to have relaxing therapies after giving birth. For that reason, Pantang Plus has a myriad of recovery packages ranging from 14 days, 21 days and 28 days. Pantang Plus offers superior services such as “Mothercare”; a service which includes urut, tungku, tangas, lulur, and herb baths for expectant mothers.
Besides that, Pantang Plus also offers “Babycare” for the little ones that includes: baths, urut and tuam. But Pantang Plus services extends to more than traditional therapies, it also offers housekeeping, laundry and even the preparation of healthy confinement foods for the mommies!
Since the first 3 to 5 days in confinement is the most challenging for new mothers because of the drastic changes they are likely to experience after having given birth, this is known as a ‘fragile’ period of time for them. Although some people retain a relatively calm disposition, others appear cool and collected but are actually afraid. Even babies can sometimes feel alienated when interacting with new people. The Pantang Plus therapists give their best to ensure that their patients feel safe and secure.
“It’s not just about massaging and treatments, we also want to help them heal” said Zamzana. Some customers were facing challenging times whilst pregnant, and carried on that disposition ever after having given birth. They require extra care so that their stress levels are kept in check. Their staff are always at hand to monitor the new mothers’ at all times.
Zamzana believed that she could do it. That’s one of the reasons why Pantang Plus came to life. Zamzana also came across a different idea for why she wanted to launch Pantang Plus. That is, for unwed teen mothers that were drop-outs with little prospects, Pantang Plus would train and empower them with confinement skills so that they could become mobile therapists.
Pantang Plus’s staffs professionals and well-trained by Zamzana herself. They established an effective training method to boost the overall quality of the therapists. Pantang Plus consists of 45 staff that are incredibly friendly, hardworking and have excellent skills to ensure their confinement services are delivered smoothly.
More than that, their therapists are often to other countries due to high customer demand. Most working pregnant women find that Pantang Plus is actually a great confinement service due to the herbs products that they use.
Zamzana believes that Pantang Plus will grow more in the future due to the current market. Pantang Plus stands firmly to claim the title as a market leader in the field of confinement practices. The company sells more than 10 packages each month, earning them profit returns of 20% to 40% depending on the specific package that their customers select. It was a gradual growth for them, but Pantang Plus now has a client base that is tremendous, and full of challenges.
For the future, Zamzana hopes that more people will know about Pantang Plus and to see their mobile therapists capable of catering to customers on a global scale.