Women’s Massage Thearapy offers therapeutic massage, Reiki, infant massage classes, birth doula services, and more! Virtual options available for all services.
Certified doula, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner
Massage Therapy is a form of bodywork that is designed to help relax body and mind through a series of tissue manipulations. Your massage therapist will use a series of strokes, sometimes combined with gentle movements and stretches to help ease pain and relieve tension. You will likely experience a number of different styles and modalities such as myofascial, trigger point therapy, scar tissue therapy, reflexology, and Swedish massage techniques.
At Women’s Massage Therapy, each massage is a different experience. Your therapist will tailor your massage to fit your needs that day. If your needs change between visits, this means that the massage will be adapted to the changes happening in your body. The type of massage that you receive depends a lot on communication. Let your therapist know what your needs are for the session regarding the style of work, amount of engagement, and treatment goals. Maybe you have chronic pain issues that you want to work out, or maybe you need a session of deep relaxation. The best way to have your needs met is to communicate them to your therapist.
The benefits of this type of body work are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance from healthier skin, and greater flexibility. Read our blog series to learn more about the benefits of regular massage therapy for your body and mind.
Prenatal massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant people. Pregnancy is a time when a persons body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically developed with the pregnant person in mind, prenatal massage helps to release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are often profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Read this blog post to learn more about the benefits of regular prenatal massage therapy.
Amanda is a licensed massage therapist with the state of Illinois (LMT). She is certified to do pre- and perinatal massage through Body Therapy Associates, and is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) associated with Infant Massage USA. She is trained as a placenta encapsulation specialist (PES) through Placenta Benefits.info, and has received her training as a birth doula through both DONA and toLabor. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), trained at Way of the Seeker’s Path.
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