Perinatal Support Services
Prenatal Massage & Support
Prenatal massage is an important part of preparing for birth. Not only does an expectant mother need to be nurtured, she also may wish to address pelvic tissue restrictions that can affect her experience of pain or discomfort during pregnancy and influence her baby's position in utero. During a prenatal massage we focus on creating space in the pelvis, easing stress on the body and calming the spirit.
Clients can expect to spend 90 minutes with me each session. In addition to your massage session, we'll talk about your prenatal care, support for your upcoming birth, alignment and balancing and postpartum planning.
Postpartum Massage & Support
Postpartum massage can begin as soon as a mother wants to have a massage after the birth of her baby. Abdominal massage can begin six weeks after a vaginal birth and twelve weeks after a cesarean birth. Gentle, therapeutic massage can help bring balance back to the mother, support breastfeeding, decrease anxiety and assist in rebalancing hormones. Additionally, we'll discuss innate postpartum care for the first year of your baby's life.
Our focus will be honor your shift from pregnancy and birth. I recommend that clients plan to spend approximately 90 minutes with for the first postpartum session so that they may share information about their birth and immediate postpartum. Babies are welcome!
Dancing for Birth™
Shake, shimmy and sway your way through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. These classes are part dance, part childbirth/postpartum education and lots of community support within a vibrant dance circle.
Due to COVID-19, in-person classes have been postponed. A virtual option is offered monthly to help pregnant clients prepare for labor.