Nurturing the new mother through massage & ceremony to celebrate the childbearing year & postpartum period as a rite of passage.
Certified Pre/Postnatal Massage
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
All services are available as travel to for pregnant/postpartum families. Therapeutic Massage for non-pregnant/postpartum women/men are available in house only. All in house services are available @ Alaska Family Health & Birth Center, 2054 30th Avenue, Fairbanks.
A deeply relaxing, massage. This is nurturing body work that has special considerations for the emotional and physiological changes experienced during pregnancy & postpartum. During pregnancy it is supportive to mother and baby. During the postpartum period it helps the new mother to integrate the challenges of having a newborn and recover from labor. Available @ Alaska Family Health & Birth Center(F-Sun) and a travel to service, by special appointment only (M-W).
Treat chronic muscle pain, tension patterns, headaches, regain movement & flexibility. Deep relaxation & restoration. This is for clients who are not pregnant/postpartum. This service is in house only.
Infant Massage Individual Session
Gentle & effective techniques suitable for babies & toddlers. This is an instructional one on one session. Travel to service, by special appointment only (M-W).
Cesearan Massage Technique
A specific massage technique to help break-up and decrease the scar tissue associated with c-section incision. Using vitamin E oil and applied within your comfort level of pressure, this is also an instructional session. This service is available in house (F-Sun) or travel to (M-W) by special appointment.
*Coming soon* This is a specific technique for the uterus, to; increase blood flow, encourage healing, detoxification and overall uterine health. Applied to the abdominal region and low belly where the uterus lies. This session is also instructional.
Planning for the postpartum period before baby arrives. This service is a travel to service (M-W) by special appointment only.
Bengkung Belly Binding
Bengkung Belly Binding is a traditional Malaysian practice of wrapping the abdomen after birth for approximately 40 days(6 weeks postpartum), 6-12 hours a day. Provides a multitude of supportive benefits to the spine, muscles, organs, uterus & pelvic floor helping them return to pre-pregnant states. Aides in recovery with Diastasis Recti & C-section healing. C-section incision must be fully healed before binding(4-6 wks). Belly Bind(subject to stock on hand) to keep. Travel to service, by appointment only (M-W).
1 hour 30 minutes$130
Postpartum Belly Recovery
This includes a Belly Bind with instruction, Belly Firming Paste(coconut oil with warming spices), basic instruction for self uterine massage and unlimited support to be come a binding pro. Belly Binding provides the postpartum body with 360* support to assist the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilize loosened ligaments, and provide support to the torso while vital organs returned to their pre-pregnancy size and position. The Belly Firming Paste helps to increase circulation, warmth & detoxification. Basic Uterine massage helps encourage blood flow to the reproductive system, therefore aiding in healing, restoration and detoxification. This service is travel to (M-W) by special appointment only.
Massage Package I
4, 1 hour massages
Massage Package II
6, 1 hour massages
Restorative Postpartum Package
This package is the full postpartum treat! It consists of 6 weeks of Restorative Massage (1 per week), 1 Bengkung Belly Bind session with Belly Firming Paste (both hands on instructional/includes a belly bind & firming paste to keep) & Postpartum Nutritional Tea( 1 pt loose leaf).
Restorative Postpartum Mini Package
This package includes 4 weeks of massage (1 per week), 1 Bengkung Belly Binding Session (belly bind to keep) & Postpartum Nutritional Blend(1 pt loose leaf tea).
Sealing In Ceremony
The Sealing in Ceremony can be described with four words; honoring, warming, sealing and binding.
This is to honor all you have accomplished during this transition of your childbearing year & to mark it as a valuable & sacred rite of passage. This begins with a Ceremonial Bath(with or without swimsuit); which is a beautiful, fragrant soak performed at the end of the lochia flow, typically the 6th week postpartum. Next is a Bengkung Belly Bind. Followed by a Mother Tuck; which is a simple yet profound custom of warming & wrapping the mother with special scarves & blessings that will reassure her heart & encourage her motherly intuitions. The ceremony is concluded with a hot nourishing tea & a simple warming meal.
These ceremonies are personal and customizable to you. Cost of the Belly Bind is not included in this package.
Belly Binding Workshop
Come learn to Belly Bind in a fun, supportive class setting. You will learn the benefits of binding and how to belly bind by practicing on someone and having someone practice on you. This is an excellent way to really understand binding and a wonderful opportunity to meet new faces and make community connections. Cost includes a bind of your choice to keep (subject to stock on hand). This is an in house service. If you prefer to purchase your own bind, please try to plan for 1-2 weeks shipping time. Belly Binds are available on Etsy. I love https://www.etsy.com/shop/theBarefootMomma (Carolyn Reese). If you purchase your own bind, the cost for this service is $70.
Infant Massage Class
Come learn infant massage in a fun and supportive class setting. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new faces and make community connections. This is an in house service.
You will learn:
benefits of infant massage
the importance of therapeutic touch
how your baby communicates without words
basic massage sequence
specific massage for colic, digestive issues and teething