Prenatal massage is specifically tailored to support a woman during the many changes her body goes through. It improves circulation (which reduces edema), decreases pain (which makes it easier and more comfortable for her to sleep), and makes her feel better overall. If she feels great, the baby knows and feels it too.
Postpartum massage accelerates the healing process, soothes sore muscles strained during birth, and makes a new mother feel refreshed even with the lack of sleep. Postpartum massage can help encourage the new mother’s body to come back to its pre-pregnancy posture, as well as relieve fatigue in muscles that are over worked from feeding and caring for a newborn baby. This is a very special time for a woman who is going through many physical, emotional and lifestyle changes from pregnancy to motherhood. This massage can be a great support for her during this time.
Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT)
Maya Abdominal Therapy is a non-invasive, external massage technique. It guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. Maya therapy improves organ function by relieving congestion and blockages to improve circulation and the flow of fluids within the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. This prevents the progression of chronic disease symptoms.
To read more about Mayan Abdominal Therapy and its many benefits, including increasing fertility, easing menstrual pain, preparing for childbirth, and healing from uterine and bladder prolapse, please visit the following articles on our blog:
Maya Abdominal Massage: Ancient Female Healing
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massae and Fertility
& Hot StoneTherapy
Therapeutic massage increases relaxation, reduces pain and benefits the immune system using a combination of light and deep pressure plus broad and specific strokes to promote circulation. The optional addition of heated basalt rocks allows the body and mind to enter into deep relaxation. The stones melt away all stress and muscle tension.
Infant Massage Lessons
Infant massage is an "age old" tradition used in many cultures. Studies of cross–cultural societies have found that babies, that were massaged, carried, held, rocked, and breast feed, in adulthood were less aggressive and violent, and showed more compassion and cooperation. Benefits for baby include: improved sleep, relief from gas pains, colic, and digestive distress, and improved connection and bonding with mother.
To learn more about Heather Josten, Becky Wyland and their massage experience, please visit our Practitioner page.