Pregnancy Massage and Postpartum Massage

At Bodywork of Bend we are expertly trained to assist in the myriad of changes a mother’s body goes through during and after her pregnancy.


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Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage: You can and should receive massage throughout your pregnancy. We are happy to work with your healthcare professional to ensure the safe application of massage specific to your body’s needs. We utilize the bodyCushion™ support system to ensure comfort throughout the trimesters, alleviating aches and pains associated with a changing body. Benefit from our experienced hands and get the therapy you deserve and need!

Pricing: $80/60min and $115/90min

Packages:

bodycushion

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.


Acupressure Renewal & Ceremonial Closing of the Bones

Postpartum Massage

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.


Postpartum Massage

Postpartum Massage

Birth: it’s like running a marathon, climbing a mountain, and then having a surgery, all without sleep or food. Afterwords there is often no support to heal from this process. New moms often suffer from a wide array of issues not limited too: pelvic pain, belly pain, breast pain, back pain, epidural pain, lactation difficulties, scar tissue, stretched muscles, sore muscles, tight muscles, hip misalignment, clogged ducts, constipation, headaches, neck aches, hemorrhoids, exhaustion, depression, frustration, and the list goes on. At Bodywork of Bend we are here to facilitate your recovery.

Postpartum massage can be catered to meet your specific needs, at any time during your journey of motherhood. Deep tissue massage techniques, along with myofascial release, pelvic floor muscle work (externally), and belly massage can be utilized to address any of the above conditions. This process begins with a 90 min session to assess the whole body, and work on problem areas. We will then talk about a treatment plan and include referrals and references to move forward with when our work is done. I want to encourage women to not underestimate what their bodies have gone through in carrying and birthing babies. The healing process requires time, dedication, and patience as your muscles let go of the hard work and trauma that they have been through. A Postpartum Massage treatment is the best way to begin your journey of healing. 

* Babies are always welcome to come to your postpartum sessions.

Learn about your Therapist: Bekah O’Brien