Prenatal/Postpartum

Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage and Bouncing Back From Baby

Lydia has a deep commitment to serving women and their families in the Childbearing year and beyond. During Pregnancy and labor a  woman's body obviously goes through huge changes physically in a very short time. While this is often a joyful period in a woman's life it can also be accompanied by unique emotional stressors as she adapts to her changing body and prepares for parenthood or an expanding family. Lydia has advanced certification in Prenatal and Postpartum massage and Bouncing Back From Baby. She is also a Certified Infant massage Instructor ,Postpartum Doula and Yoga instructor. Her experience makes her a great resource for many of the issues that arise for a new parent.

Massage during pregnancy will address the specific aches and pains of your changing body,prepare you for labor, ease emotional stress and improve sleep. You can also learn comfort measures for home, tips on posture, stress relieving exercise and breathing techniques to help you relax.  See the bottom of this page for a list of more benefits.

Postpartum Massage can help you recover from labor and help you meet the physical and emotional demands of caring for a newborn by reducing tension and increasing energy. Massage can help support a healthy nursing relationship and can provide comfort and nurturing whether or not you are experiencing postpartum "blues"

Bouncing Back From Baby combines therapeutic masssage, bodywork and movement education to address all the changes that occur to a woman's body during pregnacy and labor.  This 5 week program helps women return to pre-pregnancy alignment  leaving women more prepared to face the physical and emotional demands of caring for a newborn. Bouncing Back from Baby can help prevent chronic pain in the future by making sure you are in proper alignment before resuming your regular exercise routine and other daily activities. Through these sessions you will gain greater body awareness, flexibility and strength. It is also a wonderful source of emotional support and nurturing during a time when so much of your energy and care is needed by your baby. Taking care of yourself means being able to better care for your baby.

 Some of the Benefits

 Reduce muscle cramps and painful triggerpoints

Relieve pain in the muscles and joints of your legs, low back and upper back

Increase flexibility, making it easier for your body to adjust to changes

Ease constipation, gas and heartburn

Reduce excess fluid retention

Slow the progress of varicose veins

Relieve headaches