Pregnancy is the best time to get a massage. It will help you relax and better prepare for labor and birth. Studies show that mothers who receive massage throughout pregnancy have decreased stress, fewer prenatal complications, reduced labor time, improved immune system functions, increased oxytocin production, and improved fetal health.
Massage during any trimester is beneficial and can even reduce nausea, blood pressure, and normal pregnancy growing pains.
Labor Prep Massage
This is a relaxation massage to help your body prepare for labor. We use multiple modalities including Swedish Massage, Shiatsu Acupressure, and Stretching to aide in emotional and physical release. This encourages optimal fetal positioning and whole body balancing.
This is appropriate for the third trimester of pregnancy only.
On-Call Labor Massage
Want massage support during labor? Massage and Shiatsu Acupressure can help reduce pain and encourage uterine stimulation.
This is a two hour session at your preferred location during the early or active stage of labor.
Services for Postpartum
Massage after birth can facilitate emotional and physical healing. It helps reconnect the mind and body, allowing for relaxation from the stresses of modern day mothering. There are a few treatments to choose from. These techniques are appropriate for mothers anytime postpartum. If mom had a cesarean birth, it is best to wait 4-6 weeks postpartum to allow the body to heal from surgery.
Mother Roasting Sealing Ceremony
Mother Roasting/Sealing Ceremony: During this massage treatment, we use herbs and heat to warm the abdomen and wrap the mother in a cocoon to close or seal the emotional, spiritual, and physical gateways opened by birth. This helps replenish energy and vitality.
Postpartum Ayurvedic Massage
Postpartum Ayurvedic Massage: This massage treatment uses warmed medicinal oils to bring healing and nourishment to mind, body, and soul.
Postpartum Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage: Full body massage using hot, smooth river stones. Brings warmth and healing to the abdomen, great to do before belly binding.
Traditional Belly Binding
Traditional Bengkung Belly Binding is an ancient Malaysian tradition that wraps the mothers hips and abdomen for physical support of the pelvis and abdomen. It brings healing and support for the postpartum woman. This is appropriate anytime postpartum. The best time is within the first 40 days postpartum.
The Placenta is an amazing organ that nourishes the baby in the womb and can also nourish the mother postpartum. Some benefits of consuming your placenta postpartum include: Lessen the risk of postpartum hemorrhage, replenish iron, balance out hormone levels, provide natural pain relief from the labor and birth process. We use a Traditional Chinese inspired Method of encapsulating - using steam and warming herbs to promote healing and nourishment to the postpartum mother. The ideal timeline to encapsulate placenta is within the first three days in order to retain the most benefits. However, if the placenta is frozen within 24 hours after birth, it can be encapsulated 2-4 weeks postpartum. We prefer to pick up your placenta within 3 hours after birth and return the finished product to you within 48 hours.
Invest in your Health
Alisha has been practicing massage therapy and bodywork since 2010. Her knowledge and experience in multiple modalities allows her to use a holistic approach to assist the body in healing and recovery. Her style is eclectic and she has an intuitive touch which allows her to uniquely tailor each session specifically to your needs.
Alisha has experience in the following modalities:
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Stretching, Certified Pregnancy + Postpartum Massage, Certified Five Element Shiatsu, Ayurvedic Massage.
Alisha also specializes in Functional Movement for the Postpartum Body, Proper Breathing and Mechanics, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Health
Alisha Sexton LMT, CLC, MUTU™ Pro