Due to social distancing and my caring for high risk family members, all bodywork care from Ayurdoula is educational in nature and taught by online appointments. The following modalities can be taught for general health, prenatally or in postpartum by ZOOM. I will indicate which are especially good for pre- or postnatal. Each type of bodywork can be taught in a single private 1/2 or 1 hour Zoom class which I will record and send to you or you may purchase a pre-recorded video; both are accompanied by handouts on technique and precautions.
Restorative bodywork/massage and bodywork self-care are foundations for general health, prenatal health and rebuilding the birthing parent in postpartum.
Online self care 1/2 hour private classes:
Reserve your 1/2 hour virtual appointment here
Can be taught Prenatally & Postpartum LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR ENGORGEMENT - I will demo the self-care protocol to you over my special instructional T-shirt, and optionally watch as you do it over a T-shirt. The lymphatic system of the breast/chest area can sometimes back-up during lactation. This lymphatic protocol addresses the breast and chest area specifically to enable better latch in breastfeeding and/or ease the pain of full breasts if breastfeeeding and/or pumping.
General Health & Postpartum SCAR TISSUE RELEASE - I will teach you self-care for releasing the adhesions associated with scar tissue. This can be for any type of scar: I have helped people unwind surgical scars such as mastectomy, from a Caesarean birth, hysterectomy, other injury and combat wounds. Even though the technique involves gentle stretching and unwinding, the *Scar must be 6 months old or more to ensure proper physical healing of the tissue.
Online self care 1 hour private classes:
Reserve your 1 hour virtual appointment here
General Health & Postpartum ARVIGO TECHNIQUE OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY - I will guide you through the abdominal self-care protocol in real time. We work to externally gently guide and support the pelvic organs back to their optimal position. Arvigo Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion of the reproductive organs of all genders, as well as optimizing digestion. The techniques improve the vital flows of energy, blood and lymph to support all the organ systems present in the abdomen. *available 6 or more weeks postpartum, 8 weeks or longer if Caesarean birthed.
General Health, Prenatal & Postpartum LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE - I will teach you very subtle movements in specific node locations used to get the lymphatic system moving. This bodywork is especially useful during the 3rd trimester and also for postpartum swelling, often present after a hospital birth where many extra bags of fluids where used. Caesarean birth can also interrupt the flow of fluids from the legs.
General Health, Prenatal & Postpartum SOMATIC BREATHWORK - Focused breathing patterns for each chakra/body area relieves restrictions. These are accompanied by verbal cues for each body area and some have specific movements you can do to enliven each chakra.
When we are able to be face to face again, I look forward to hands-on care with you! I am currently projecting to be able to give hands-on care again in Mar 2021 dependent on Coronavirus activity.
POSTPARTUM ABHYANGA - Nourishing warm organic sesame oil (or dosha-specific oil) combined with soothing and nerve relaxing strokes for the full body. This is an specially good style of massage to restore the body of a new birther
MARMA - Indian acupressure is indicated when the parent birthed by Caesarean or when the emotions are tender. We use 108 specific points to calm the mind, balance emotions, support lactation, help the detoxifying organs eliminate waste products from surgery and birthing, and ground the birther to do the vital work of parenting $100
RAINDROP ESSENTIAL OIL THERAPY - Nine calming therapeutic grade essential oils-70 or more drops-are to used on the spine meridians of the feet and the back along the spine to restore harmony and rebalance the body energy $130
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE - Very subtle movements in specific node locations followed by full body tissue drainage are used to move the lymphatic system. This bodywork is especially useful for postpartum swelling, often present after a hospital birth where many extra bags of fluids where used.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE FOR ENGORGEMENT - Breast tissue can sometimes back-up during lactation. This lymphatic protocol addresses the breast and chest area specifically to enable better latch in breastfeeding and ease the pain of full breasts. Includes self-care demo and handout. Offered as additional service to any postpartum massage $30
SCAR TISSUE RELEASE - Gentle stretching and unwinding of the adhesions associated with scar tissue from a Caesarean birth or hysterectomy. *Scar must be 6 months old or more to ensure proper physical healing of the tissue.
SURYA BODYWORK - Over 50 hands-on healing techniques from the Ayurvedic (East Indian) traditional wisdom. These integrative modalities weave together to gently address a wide variety of psychophysiological stressors-those components of the mental/emotional realms that get locked in as physical symptoms.
SOMATIC BREATHWORK - Gentle pressure and body mobilization combined with focused breathing patterns for each chakra/body area relieves restrictions
PARTNER OR FAMILY MASSAGE - Family members can receive massage on the same day as birthing parent. Choose from swedish or any of the above techniques; focused 1/2 hour sessions on back/neck/shoulders are much appreciated when everyone is holding the baby 1/2 hour $45, 1 hour $90
ARVIGO TECHNIQUE OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY - We externally gently guide and support the pelvic organs back to their optimal position. Arvigo Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion of the reproductive organs of all genders, as well as optimizing digestion. The techniques improve the vital flows of energy, blood and lymph to support many organ systems. *available 6 or more weeks postpartum, longer if Caesarean birthing $175 first session (1 1/2-2 hours), $120 additional 1 hours sessions
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For your health we use organic Ayurvedic oils and Young Living essential oils.