Prenatal / Pregnancy Massage

Performed by a trained perinatal specialist, many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions, and contraindications is highly recommended, and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy.

These Practitioners can offer Prenatal / Pregnancy Massage in their Sessions:

Adrian Kyle

A good massage will activate a deep state of relaxation and well being throughout the whole body. It is my hope to facilitate a pain free, balanced state of being for each client. I use an integrated and compassionate approach that combines over fifteen years of professional experience. [Read more...]

Alice Palacio

Alice combines a blend of long, fluid swedish strokes and slow, deep myofascial release to bring you back into your body. She finishes each massage with gentle Craniosacral unwinding techniques. Her specialty massages include Craniosacral and Prenatal sessions. She is also available for Bodycare sessions.

Nicholette Keel

Nicholette Keel graduated from Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, CA. She incorporates modalities of Swedish, Shiatsu, specialty Pre-Natal, stretching, acupressure, and Polarity Therapy with her fifteen years of industry experience. Her intuitive understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection serves to assist clients in releasing chronic tension and imbalances. Her goal to her clients is for general well-being and optimal health. Her style is best described as slow, firm, relaxing, and nurturing. She accomplishes this by using a combination of long flowing sweeping strokes with specific pressure points that target key areas of stress. Her unique sensitivity enables her to fine tune and craft the massage session around each client’s individual needs. As an active athlete and body-worker, she understands the importance of flexibility and range of motion that massage therapy serves to address repetitive stress injury, fatigue, and tight muscles. She is skilled in using pressure from light to firm with a diverse range of modalities to help clients achieve deep relaxation and recovery.

Barbara Roettger

Barbara is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage. She has been doing massage since 1983 and has over 1500 hours of bodywork training. Barbara uses an eclectic approach to massage. Her massage is specifically chosen to fit the client’s needs. Pressure used follows the spectrum, from deeper techniques suchy as Myofacial release, Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular, Shiatsu and Acupressure. 
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Felicity Crittenden

Felicity is a certified 550 hour liscensed massage therapist practicing intuitive and compassionate massage for over thirteen years. Trained at Cypress Health Institute and Twin Lakes college of Healing Arts, Felicity is well experienced with anatomy and physiology, polarity, swedish massage, reiki, deep tissue accupressure, postural analysis and the relationship between mind, body and emotion. [Read more...]

Felicity McKnight

Felicity tailors each session to specifically meet your needs.  Practicing for nineteen years and teaching for the past ten.  Felicity brings warmth and care to each session.  Modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, NMT, Shiatsu, Reiki/Energy work, Kripalu bodywork, pre & post natal, lymphatic drainage and specializing in chronic pain relief.

Laurel Wanner

I graduated in 1992 from Twin Lakes College in Santa Cruz, certified with a focus in Swedish and Polarity.  I have since studied table Shiatsu, deep Swedish and Prenatal which I incorporate into my work when appropriate. [Read more…]