Doula and Pre-Natal Support
The mission as an Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist certified in Prenatal & Perinatal Massage Therapist, and Practing Doula is to encourage and promote your body's innate healing process throughout the period of pregnancy.
Doula work supplements the training in breastfeeding and basic childbirth education, hands-on support with pregnancy clients, networking for resources within the community
This happens through a collaborative effort between you, myself, and your healthcare team. After our initial intake, and with your input, I curate a plan unique to your goals. Ultimately, I hope you will feel empowered in your body well after you leave your sessions with me.
Arvigo Abdominal and Pelvic Floor Therapy
The Arvigo® techniques were developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN and based on her apprenticeship with the Maya healer Don Elijio Panti. The original education, training, and research as a naprapathic physician was augmented by natural rain forest techniques found in Belize and the Central American peninsula of Mexico. Rosita’s lifework became THE ARVIGO® TECHNIQUES OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY and have been used to help to restore the body to natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy - often viewed as fertility therapy. Today Arvigo® techniques are used across the globe to bring the benefits of natural abdominal health to male and female clients as well as pregnancy support.
Pelvic Floor Self-Care
Based on an ancient form of meditation and exercise, a recent study by UCSF and Stanford could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, and men with erectile dysfunction.
In a study published on April 25, 2014 in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society, UCSF researchers developed a 12 week program of yoga training that reduced the incontinence levels of participants by 70%. The program, in it’s second phase at Stanford Medicine is designed to improve pelvic health help women gain more control over their urination and avoid accidental urine leakage.
“Yoga is often directed at mindful awareness, increasing relaxation, and relieving anxiety and stress,” said first author Alison Huang, MD, assistant professor in the UCSF School of Medicine. “For these reasons, yoga has been directed at a variety of other conditions – metabolic syndrome or pain syndromes – including incontinence and erectile dysfunction as well.”