I practice a blend of modalities (Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, myofascial release) to provide you with a more holistic approach while addressing your individual needs. Complimentary aromatherapy is included for all sessions.
Shiatsu is based on the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on promoting the healthy flow of "qi" (life force energy) throughout the body . During this session, I place pressure on specific points on the body to disperse any blockage of qi and promote balance. Complimentary aromatherapy included.
Prenatal massage focuses on the changing needs of pregnant people. It promotes better blood flow for expecting parent and baby, helps reduce swelling at the extremities and joints, and can alleviate lower back pain. Client enjoys their massage in a side-lying position with proper support to maximize comfort. Complimentary aromatherapy included.
*Medical clearance necessary for 1st trimester prenatal massage*
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
MLD is used to assist the body in flushing out waste, toxins, and extra fluid by activating the lymphatic system- the body's waste management system. Breathing techniques, along with long gentle strokes, are practiced to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote more effective detoxification.
MLD has shown to reduce swelling, improve circulation, reduce anxiety and even help support the immune system.
Gentle massage is given in and around the abdominal area to increase blood circulation, move stagnant energy, relax tense muscles, and bring a sense of revitalization to the womb. Womb massage is great to help fertility and conception, irregular menstrual cycles, abdominal pains, digestion issues, traumas and postpartum care.
HOLISTIC FERTILITY & WOMB CARE CONSULTATION
This consultation is ideal for anyone who is beginning their family planning journey, or starting it back up after a larger gap between children, and would like some guidance on where to begin. Lifestyle changes, herbal supplements and massage/meditation practices that can help boost reproductive health and overall fertility will be discussed during this consultation.
Want to start planning out your ideal birth experience, but don't know where to begin? Are you having a hospital birth and want to make sure you and your birthing partner(s) will know how to advocate for you? This consultation will help you prepare a birth plan, a "birth bag" supply list, teach you coping mechanisms to use during labor, and massage techniques for the birthing partner(s). This workshop is great for folks planning to have a home, hospital, or birthing center birth.
POSTPARTUM PLANNING CONSULTATION
The postpartum period is a crucial time in a new parents life that is often not properly planned for. A lot of support and care is needed during this time, and this consultation is made for those who want to make sure they are taking the proper steps to assure they reach that support and plan ahead. I will create space to listen to any and all concerns and questions, and help you find solutions while also referring to other services where necessary.
CLOSING THE BONES CEREMONY
This is a tailor-fitted ceremony normally done to bring closure 40 days after a birth (la cuarentena), however, closing the bones can also be done to bring closure and move on from any difficult or challenging phase in a person's life. It is also often done to prepare the body for conception and clear stagnant energy.
Space is created for intention setting, followed by a 30-minute sauna session to help sweat out stagnation, a full-body massage, and finishing off with a full-body wrap with rebozos, where the client will be allowed time to calm the mind, body & spirit.
The closing the bones ceremony is a deeply sacred and impactful indigenous practice that honors the journey and challenges that your body has gone through. It holds a space for grief while also creating new space for the next phase of your life.