Our practitioners all specialize in perinatal massage. This means they have years of extra training and experience in this particular field. We offer options for our clients during this transitional time. We see clients through all stages of pregnancy although the session may be a little different depending on where you are at on your journey and any special circumstances you may be experiencing. We encourage clients to come in as consistently as they can during the perinatal year, especially as they get closer to birth!
We are taking every precaution during this time, especially since we primarily work with pregnant people and want to make sure everyone's safety is our greatest priority. Please call in so we can ask a series of questions before booking your session. Masks are required for the entire time (before, during, and after your session). Please reschedule if you (or anyone you have been in contact with) is/has recently been feeling ill in any way.
There is only one therapist and one client in our center at a time. Our waiting area is closed. We have an outdoor courtyard for you to wait in if the door is locked. Please arrive at your appointment time and you may text your therapist when you arrive.
We email intake forms and our Covid-19 protocol form to you in advance. Please send back to us before your appointment time. Your practitioner will give you their cell so you can text if you have any questions.
We prefer contactless payment.
Single Perinatal Massage Session:
$100 | 60 minute
$140 | 90 minute
Pay as you go commitment/discount option:
$10 off when you commit to 2 sessions per month for 6 months (can extend as long as you wish). Initial session is full price. Every session after is $90 each session.
Hatch: Perinatal Massage Package
Discount Packages were originally created as a way to offer priority booking to schedule sessions in advance for those who wanted to come in very frequently over a short period of time, especially for the weeks leading up to birth. However, this unpredictable past year has made us reevaluate this as an option after being closed down for most of 2020.
We are no longer offering discount packages at this time. Please talk to your therapist about pricing options for those hoping to come in more frequently.
You still have the option to purchase single sessions and schedule out in advance to pick your favorite day/time. This gives you flexibility with rescheduling sessions if needed.
We hope to be able to offer the Hatch Packages (details below) again in the future.
Option for 1 FREE massage: $100 OFF
60 minute sessions (4 weeks in a row)
4 for price of 3= $300
Option for 2 FREE massages: $200 OFF
60 minute sessions (8 weeks in a row)
8 for price of 6= $600
*May be applied to any prenatal or postpartum
session (of the same perinatal year)
*To receive full discount, package must be used within the 4 or 8 week guideline
* Paid amount may be applied to any remaining session within 3 months of purchase.
*When you pay up front, you are receiving a large discount and agreeing to using the sessions within 3 months.
*Expiration guidelines are highly encouraged as the purpose of discount packages are to come in often over a short period of time, however, the world of pregnancy and birth can be unpredictable and we are flexible when special circumstances/emergencies arise.
*Upgrade any individual package session to 90 minutes for additional $40
*24 hour cancelation policy for week day appt. *48 hour cancelation policy for weekend appointments
If you purchased a package before the pandemic and still have a remaining credit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and date of purchase. Thank you!
Benefits To Receiving Massage During Pregnancy
The hormones associated with relaxation can have a significant affect on reducing physical, emotional and mental stress during pregnancy (or any major life change). Having a self care routine that supports hormone regulation can reduce anxiety, cardiovascular health, and even improve your overall mood. When we are in a relaxed state, the hormones associated with stress, like cortisol and norepinephrine, are reduced, and serotonin and dopamine levels are increased, this not only decreases stress during pregnancy but it can also support more positive birth experiences and less depression and/or anxiety after birth.
Pregnancy massage addresses and relieves some of the most common discomforts people often experience during pregnancy.
Edema, or swelling of the joints is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the growing uterus. Pregnancy massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints and it improves the removal of tissue waste carried by the body’s lymph system. Many people experience sciatic nerve pain in late pregnancy because the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and low back which can cause tension on the muscles and pressure on the nerves. Many people report having less low back/hip pain after receiving prenatal massage. Massage therapy helps with inflamed nerves by releasing the tension on nearby muscles which can offer much needed relief. Massage during pregnancy can also ease upper and lower back discomfort caused by the changes happening in the front of the body.
Some other potential benefits of pregnancy massage include:
Reduced swelling and joint pain
Less muscle tension
Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
Feeling more connected to pregnancy and baby
Some of the contraindications for pregnancy include:
There may be some mild conditions where you can still receive massage but we will ask that you speak with your health care provider and get a release form prior to coming in:
High risk pregnancy
Previous pre-term labor
Experiencing severe swelling, high blood pressure or sudden severe headaches
Infection or fever
We ask that you call in to schedule your initial appointment. We don't have online booking for this reason. We can ask a series of intake questions over the phone before scheduling. As with any therapeutic modality, it's always a good idea to consult with your midwife or OB/GYN before beginning pregnancy massage if you have any concerns.
Wellness Center has been closed much of the last year due to the pandemic. We are open now, with a limited schedule, and are following all safety protocols and precautions. When you schedule your appointment, you will receive all intake forms by email.
*Please arrive at your appointment time and wait outside in the courtyard to be called in. Our waiting area is closed during this time.
You will be emailed your intake forms for you to fill out and send back to before you come in. You may also print them and bring with you to your appointment if you prefer.
We are asking clients to take their temperature at home before their session as an extra precaution, even though we know there are asymptomatic people. We will do a smell test when you arrive. Masks are required for the entire time (before, during, and after your session). Please reschedule if you (or anyone you have been in contact with) is/has experienced any symptoms or has been sick in any way.
New clients, please fill out the Initial Wellness Intake Form (any additional forms) AND Covid Release. Returning clients, please fill out the shorter, Wellness Plan form (any additional forms), AND Covid Release form. You may leave all other forms blank that do not apply.