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Birth and Bodywork

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FERTILITY MASSAGE

Fertility massage is specifically designed to promote total relaxation of the body, improve circulation to the reproductive organs, bring hormonal balance to the body, and resolve other reproductive impairments such as blocked Fallopian tubes, scar tissue, a tilted or compressed uterus, and so on. Your initial appointment includes a detailed consultation, self-massage instruction, and a 90-minute fertility massage session.  Best utilized after menses, pre-ovulation.

BENEFITS

An integrative massage pulling from a background in various massage modalities (including but not limited to Swedish, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Trigger-Point, Sports, Thai, Reflexology and more) this massage provides a unique and effective therapeutic experience. Each session is customized by adapting pressure, techniques, and areas of focus to fit the client's individual needs. This is traditional, full-body massage therapy at its very finest.​

Massage Therapy Services

Pregnancy massage is tailored precisely to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. This massage focuses on relieving the bodily aches and pains of pregnancy, while calming mom's nerves and stimulating her parasympathetic nervous system. This type of massage has been shown to benefit both mother and unborn baby. Pregnancy massage provides much-needed relief and relaxation for mamas-to-be!​

Pregnancy Massage

  • Reduces stress, which leads to lower blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones
  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Reduction of cysts and adhesions as well as colon cleansing using castor oil packs and stomach massage
  • Specific aromatherapy for optimal hormonal functioning
  • Guided meditation and visualization techniques to assist in relaxation and positive thinking
  • Jaw and TMJ release to open the mouth and the reflex areas of the hips & deep pelvis
  • Pelvic friction to break up adhesions and increase circulation to the reproductive organs
  • Reflexology for fertility to improve reproductive energy flow and promote system balance
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased immunity as a result of stimulation of the lymph system
  • Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
  • Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Accelerated recovery from strenuous workouts
  • Pain relief from headaches/migraines, nerve impingement, fibromyalgia, low back or neck discomfort, arthritis, etc
  • Relieves anxiety symptoms and contributes to a greater quality of sleep

Postpartum Massage

BENEFITS

30-minutes, $40.00

60-minutes, $70.00

90-minutes, $90.00

*Discounted sessions available for pregnancy and postpartum massage; inquire for details

  • Helps bring the body into its pre-pregnancy alignment
  • Can be done within the first week of delivery
  • Flushes out lactic acid from labor to relieve sore, achy muscles
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Reduces postpartum depression
  • Release shoulder, neck and arm tension from care and feeding of newborn
  • Reduces fluid retention and improve hormone regulation
  • Aids in the process of the uterus returning to original size
  • Helps the mother regain vital energy, reduce fatigue and improve sleep
  • Improves breastfeeding and alleviates associated tightness
  • Encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to pre-pregnancy positions
  • Nurtures, comforts, and supports the new mother
  • Increases circulation and relieves sinus congestion
  • Helps control blood pressure
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Increases flow of nutrients to the placenta
  • Improves posture, alignment and balance
  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Decrease symptoms of depression
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Relieve joint pain and muscle aches
  • Reduces sciatic pain
  • Aids in lymph flow to reduce edema
  • Opens chest to allow for deeper breathing and a better night’s sleep
  • Body awareness and enhanced self-image
  • Relaxation benefits shared with fetus
  • Improve labor outcomes and newborn health

Benefits

After childbirth, a mother’s body is faced with new challenges: from carrying babies to changing diapers, breastfeeding to bathing, or simply just recovering from labor, muscle strain and fatigue. Postpartum massage concentrates on alleviating these strains and regaining balance in the body. In addition, massage decreases stress hormones and promotes endorphins—especially beneficial to new moms coping with the radical physical and psychological change from pregnant woman to new mother.  Your newborn is welcome to join you for your massage with advance notice.  Includes complimentary hot stones.

Integrative Massage

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