The bodyCushion™ is a high-tech, high-quality body positioning system that allows clients to lie in any position without unnecessary pressure on soft tissue areas. Supporting the body on its bony structures - clavicles, ribs, sternum, pelvis - enables the body's soft structural components to relax, deeply. The bodyCushion is completely customizable for different sizes of breasts and bellies allowing your therapist to adjust as your body changes. When the body is relaxed, all types of therapy are easier and more effective. The positioning of the client on the bodyCushion affords the practitioner complete access to body parts and muscle groups while taking pressure off sensitive breast and belly tissues.
As soon as 24 hours after birth, you can get a massage! This renewing treatment will bring you back; back to earth, back into your body, and back into the present. Enjoy gentle and grounding work that includes acupressure to support lactation, decrease tension, ward off depression, anxiety, and insomnia, and bring tranquility. Heat elements will be utilized, along with aromatherapy and techniques to re-align the newly non-pregnant body.
A “Closing of the Bones” from the Mayan tradition will be incorporated into the end of this session. In this tradition, the postpartum mother is anointed, massaged, and wrapped in clothes. There is a calling of her spirit back to herself as she has been a portal for carrying new life, and has walked the threshold between worlds. A transformation has also begun as the mother embraces new aspects of herself through this rite of passage into new stages of motherhood. To honor this tradition, we will do a “closing” by gently wrapping the head, midsection and pelvis in clothes to facilitate closing the mother’s body and energies, which open in so many ways through pregnancy and birth.