My intention is to provide you with a safe and relaxing experience during and/or after your pregnancy. There are some health related conditions I need to be aware of in order to customize our sessions to the best interest of you and your baby.
Pregnancy is a special time for a woman and it is my policy to only work with my pregnant clients if her healthcare provider has reviewed and approved of this treatment. In addition to completing this form, please have your doctor or midwife fill out a release form during your next prenatal appointment.
Massage therapy during pregnancy or postpartum is not intended to replace prenatal or postpartum care. Together with your regularly scheduled prenatal care massage therapy is used as an adjunctive therapy.
Potential benefits include:
•Relief of muscle spasms, cramps and myofascial pain.
•Increased blood and lymph circulation and support of the physiological processes of pregnancy.
•Reduced stress on weight- bearing joints and decreased musculoskeletal strain and pain.
•Learned labor support techniques through muscle education and relaxation techniques.
•Support of postpartum restoration of abdomen and weight-bearing muscles and joints.
•Promotion of healing, including post-cesarean scars.
Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout pregnancy, but must be modified for safety according to stage of pregnancy and individual conditions. Deep tissue work and hot stone massage are not options that I am comfortable offering to my pregnant clients and I strongly recommend that these modalities are not used during pregnancy even if you do not use my services. Labor massage can be given at the discretion of your prenatal healthcare provider. Postpartum massage can begin 24 hours after delivery.
Please have your healthcare provider review this information and the information on the pregnancy intake form with you. Please discuss your condition(s) with your prenatal healthcare provider in connection with your interest in receiving prenatal massage and fill out a separate medical release form provided on the web page or from their own practice.
For postpartum appointments in the six-weeks after delivery, if there were complications or a cesarean delivery, you must have written release from your prenatal healthcare provider.
If your healthcare worker would like to speak to me directly about concerns or modifications, please provide him or her with a written release. .
Please bring the medical release to your first session.
60 Minute $75
90 Minute $110