Michele provides massage therapy to non-pregnant and pregnant clients and always welcomes new clients
Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Michele uses a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing the traditional acupuncture points of Oriental healing. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. Michele applies pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow or knee to specific zones on the skin located along the energy meridians. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.
Prenatal and Postpartum
Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, prenatal massage helps to rebalance structure, physiology and emotions of the new mother, and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Michele uses the Body Support System to support the mother during her massage.
1 hour massage – $100
1.5 hour massage – $140
Labor Encouragement Fees:
(1) two-hour session - $200
(2) two-hour sessions - $300
For those women who are post-date or whose care provider is discussing the possibility of induction, Labor Encouragement Massage can be used to try to avoid medical interventions such as pitocin or manual breaking of the bag. Various points on your body will be stimulated during the massage. There is no guarantee of labor starting, but you’ll feel relaxed and more focused on your upcoming birth. Breathing techniques will be used and encouraged.
If you are interested in purchasing a massage, please go to the "Payments" page and place your order there. In the comments section, you can let me know if this is a gift certificate for someone, or an order for you personally. If this is a personal order, please let me know in the comments section, the dates and times that you are available for a massage and I will get back to you.