Prenatal/Postpartum Massage & Skincare
After being pregnant and having my own baby I realized there is a huge need for a qualified professional with this specialty. I serve Lake Oswego and the surrounding area focusing on giving pregnant and postpartum moms the care they so need and deserve! I am so happy to offer specialized and customized care to each individual. I feel it is so important to be able to receive treatments that can truly address your specific needs. I also offer specialized bolsters to allow you to lay face down during treatments, I know that was a huge game changer for me while I was pregnant! I am so excited to meet you and support you on your journey through pregnancy and motherhood.
Prenatal Massage: This type of massage is preformed while you are pregnant. You can receive massage at any time during your pregnancy from week one to week 40+! We will tailor each massage to address your specific concerns that day/week or month. We do recommend you receive massages at least as often as you are seeing your provider. Typically this is once a month until week 28, twice a month until week 36, then once a week until the end of your pregnancy. Many women choose to receive treatments more frequently and we are happy to accommodate that. We do have bolsters to position you on your stomach. We will position you how you are most comfortable whether that’s on your stomach, side or back. We want you to feel supported, comfortable, and taken care of.
Postpartum Massage: Postpartum massage will focus on supporting your body in the healing process after baby arrives. We know having a newborn is exhausting and your body is still trying to recuperate from birth. We will provide bolsters and relaxation techniques to support you physically and mentally as you recover. We do recommend you come in for your first session within 1 week of delivery. Postpartum massage will be offered for up to 16 weeks after delivery, after that we will still be there to support and massage you as a regular mama!
During and after pregnancy our hormones cause a lot of changes to our bodies. Unfortunately that can mean our skin changes for the worse. We are here to help manage that. Whether you are suffering from acne, excess oil, or extreme dryness we can help. There are many treatments and products that are perfectly safe for pregnant women. We will give you relaxing treatments that help soothe irritated, changing skin and walk you through what you can do at home to help. (We also offer a specific treatment for the abdomen skin, see below.)
Prenatal/Postpartum Belly Facial
Prenatal Belly Facial: While you are pregnant the skin over your abdomen can get dry and irritated. As it stretches over your growing baby you may experience stretch marks or discomfort. This treatment focuses on keeping the skin hydrated and nourished to prevent scarring and sagging after delivery. Unfortunately some are more predisposed to stretch marks and they will occur no matter what but we are here to combat them as much as possible and hopefully minimize the discomfort. We will also recommend home care products to keep your skin moisturized and healthy as you continue to grow. It is recommended to start this treatment around 18 weeks. You are welcome to start sooner though if you wish!
Postpartum Belly Facial: The postpartum belly facial will focus on helping the skin to recuperate after delivery. We will use more targeted treatments and products to encourage the skin to produce more collagen and elastin (what makes the skin “bounce” back). We can also start treating any stretch marks you may wish to minimize. It is recommended you start treatments within 4 weeks of delivery.