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:

Pearl Jones

Pearl is native to Santa Cruz, and second generation massage therapist. Graduated locally from Cypress Health Institute in 2011. She has spent the last 8 years practicing massage and becoming the intuitive healer she is today. Specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal, Hot-Stone, Chakra- clearing, and Polarity energy work. On her time, off she enjoys adventuring about our beautiful community with her husband and 3 sons. After all of her years in Santa Cruz, she still finds new treasures to be experienced. Change and newness are joys in life.

Rose McPherren

Rose has been passionate about the “Healing Arts,” for the past 12 yrs. She is trained in many different healing modalities: Structual Integration, Sports massage, Swedish, Pre-natal, Lomi~Lomi, Craniosacral and Body Psychology. She takes an innovative approach to her body work by assessing the muscle system on a deeper level, that ultimately addresses “structural” issues that may cause additional restriction throughout the entire body. Her focus is on areas that are injury specific or “trouble areas” in the body that may normally get over looked in a traditional massage session. Rose gives strong attention to detail and has deep listening skills in the subtle energy body, which can invite a strong sense of safety and provides an overall ease for deeper healing. Rose addresses the body with a beautiful holistic approach through seeing it as a whole and complete system.

Stacy Day

Stacy works with Esalen & Swedish Massage and adds stretching and energy work when requested. Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 1994, Master’s in Holistic Health and Philosophy.  Graduate of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, certificates for acupressure from Thailand, and Jin Shin Do. Certificates from Esalen Institute for Deep Massage and Pelvic Core. Stacy is also available for Body Care Treatments, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Massage.

Tomek Walas

Tomek offers a wide variety of modalities for massage therapy including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Clinical Therapy, Pregnancy, Sports, Myofacial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Post Operative Massage as well as Cranio Sacral Therapy. He combines these modalities to relieve the client’s symptoms which may include sports and work injuries, as well as aid in stress reduction and relaxation.

Trinity Taylor

Trinity Taylor is a graduate of California Holistic Institute of Massage located on the central coast in San Luis Obispo. She began providing massage in Santa Cruz County in 2017. She joined the Well Within Spa massage staff in 2018.

Trinity is trained in Swedish massage, Myofascial, Trigger point, Deep tissue, Foot Reflexology, Pregnancy, Jin Shin Do and Lomi Lomi. She likes to provide an integrated intuitive massage guided by the client’s needs, incorporating various styles and techniques of massage to give a pleasant relaxing full body massage.

Trinity enjoys learning new massage modalities, gardening, walking on the beach with her family, and volunteering.