So I've recently updated some services, and added a few new ones. I'm very excited to offer these to you all!
During pregnancy a woman's body undergoes tremendous changes, and all in a relatively short space of time. These changes occur not only physically, but emotionally too. The overall goal of pregnancy massage is to help to minimize stress, promote relaxation and help prepare the muscles for childbirth.
Pamper the mommy-to-be like the goddess that she is. A mindful massage for pregnancy that addresses the discomforts associated with the ever changing beautiful pregnant body. Creating length, space and peace is the goal of this massage.
Massage during pregnancy can help to relieve:
Lower back pain, Sciatic pain, Tension in the neck and shoulders, Tension headaches, Calf cramps, Insomnia, Swollen hands and feet.
"Doula" is an ancient Greek word for "servant" or "handmaiden" and has come to refer to "A woman who is experienced in childbirth, and who provides continuous physical, emotional and information support to a woman before, during and immediately after childbirth". A doula offers help and advice on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning. A massage doula also uses massage techniques which can help the mother to have a more positive birth experience.
Women have been serving other women in childbirth for centuries and have proven that this support from another woman has positive effects on the labor process. The doula's role is simply to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience. A doula is there to give comfort, both emotional & physical, and information when needed.
Basic Doula services include 2 prenatal visits, attending and supporting the birth of your little one and one postnatal visit. Deluxe Services and Custom Packages can be created to add massage & other services.
*COUPLES PREGNANCY MASSAGE & LABOR COMFORT MEASURES*:
Labor is both physically and emotionally demanding for the mother. Birth partners often feel at a loss as to how to help at this time. Learning the massage techniques specifically designed for use during labor not only gives the birth partner a positive role to play, but also helps the mother at the same time.
Easing muscular tension Relieving calf cramps Relaxing tight muscles Aiding relaxation and energy conservation Lowering blood pressure Helping the mother to focus her breathing Provide a safe, non-invasive form of pain relief
Active Peace Maternity & Massage is excited to offer a class for couples and/or other friends, family or birth partners. Learn simple massage techniques that will help alleviate common prenatal aches and pains using familiar items around your home and gentle touch. We will also review positions and ways to support mama during labor + birth.
Best part…the session is taught in the comfort of your own home!
"Different in Essence from a baby shower, a Blessingway Ceremony honors and pampers the mother-to-be; an experience that bestows her, in her rise to motherhood, with the much-needed gifts of happiness, serenity, and love. It is a very special gathering created to help her feel empowered and prepared to give birth to her child.” Yana Cortlund~
The Blessingway was once started as a Navajo tradition is now celebrated by many new mothers of different faiths and beliefs. It is a ceremony filled with reverence and gratitude for the female body and its ability to carry and birth a child, and the women who have had a special impact on mom-to-be. Most of the time during pregnancy and even after the birth of a new baby so much focus is placed on baby. It’s important not to forget to take time to pamper and appreciate the new mom.
I would love to share my ideas with you to plan your Blessingway or I can also attend and help facilitate your special day with a little something extra from me.
*SACRED PREGNANCY 2-DAY RETREATS*:
"Your Sacred Pregnancy is a journey. Our 2-day retreats hold space for pregnant women to connect with one another and their pregnancy experiences in meaningful and personal ways. Sacred Pregnancy groups are being held all around the world and are the NEW WAVE of the pregnancy + birthing future.
We are hell bent on changing the birth conversation as Sacred Pregnancy classes bring back the age old tradition of women sitting with one another during pregnancy and birth, getting EMPOWERED, witnessing each others process and BEING there for one another during an incredibly power-FULL rite of passage…becoming mothers.
Sacred Pregnancy retreats are a special place for pregnant women to gather together for 2 full days, to explore pertinent topics that naturally arise for most women as they walk down their pregnancy paths and encourage deep sharing, exploring ART, expression, laughter, honoring and CELEBRATION.
Pregnancy is one of the DEEPEST DRINKS life has to offer. Each woman’s pregnancy pot gets stirred with various emotions and we all need a safe place to process those tides and sip some sanity from the community cauldron."
Also available for private groups of 3 or more participants.
Interested in scheduling these services? Book Now!