Peri-Natal: Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage Care

My peri-natal care is very different from the traditional Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) that I provide. I blend techniques from Shiatsu, Tui Na, Acupressure, and Oil-Massage. As with Tui Na, sessions can frequently be done over the clothing. However, certain issues may indicate that oil massage is more appropriate, such as edema in the legs and feet.

The goal of a peri-natal bodywork session is to relax the body and mind, balance emotions, and address the unique needs of women’s changing bodies during this sacred time of life. Aches and pains from the rapid changes your body undergoes deserve to be addressed with skill. Applying safe pressure, mobilization, and certain stretching techniques, I am able to provide such care.

My training and experience with Jin Shin Acupressure (the art of holding two or more points at a time to release energy from the muscular-ligament system) is highly beneficial for peri-natal clients. There are points throughout the body that are useful for addressing specific issues or complaints you may experience during pregnancy. Acupressure effectively restores balance to the body, mind, and spirit by releasing stagnant energy from the muscular-ligament system.

The training I have received in peri-natal bodywork and massage comes from highly knowledgeable and skilled practitioners, including Childbirth Educators and Doulas. These people taught important contraindications and special needs for pre-natal massage care.