Some of the modalities available:
-4 Handed/ Doubles Massage
(Sliding Scale Fees & Payment Plans Are Available - Let's See What You Need & How I Can Best Support You) Supportive, Non-Judgmental Birth Doula Services
Have your placenta processed into a capsule to support you during the postpartum period
Sabrina is trained in a variety of modalities from Lymphatic Drainage to Deep Tissue. She uses tools from all modalities to ensure that each massage session is customized to what is happening in your body at the moment with the goal of supporting your wellness and meeting you where you're at in the moment. Here are some specific requests you can make:
Bodywork to support the pregnant person during and after the childbearing year. The body goes through incredible changes while growing a small human, not all of which are easy or comfortable. Bodywork is a great way to support the new parent in adapting to the changes in their body to help with the aches and pains that often accompany pregnancy and the recovery process Post-Partum.
This is especially helpful with any sort of swelling (edema), chronic illness (Lyme disease, for example) and post-surgery (elective or otherwise) to help they body's natural flushing of excess fluid and clearing out the metabolic waste that is a side effect of these things. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, soothing modality that works to encourage this passive system to function more efficiently.
If you have specific aches/pains/tightness in the body this session will incorporate a combination or flushing strokes, focused deep work, and stretching to encourage freedom of movement in your body.
This is a specialized aromatherapy treatment that incorporates essential oils that help detoxify the system and also encourage the system to release tension. The oils are applied to the feet and the spine with gentle strokes to encourage your system to release. Generally, we measure your height before and after the session, as a marker of release and expansion you often gain a measurable bit of height.
4 Handed Session
My partner and I work together on one client. It's like getting 2 hours of massage compressed into one hour - incredible!
I have been honored to support this sacred process for more than 20 years now, I believe that birth is a natural process that our bodies are meant to do, I also understand that babies are an exercise in flexibility and they bring these lessons early on. This means that I support, without judgement, any path that brings you to the point of holding your newborn. Every birth is a unique journey and I am honored to have the opportunity to walk through it with you.
Partnership In The Process
I see myself as a support to both the mother and the partner, and if there is no partner I am open to expanding my role as needed so that the mother can have a supported, best possible experience. My goal is to bring you education, empower your choices, encourage you both, and provide snacks. Generally we take some time before your due date to connect and get to know each other. If you are partnered, my goal is to support that partnership by giving you both tools to work together to feel confident in this journey. My goal is to help you feel and stay connected throughout the whole process which means I can be as hands on or off as you are both comfortable with. Being a bodyworker means I have additional tools to bring to the table as a part of the birthing process.
Preparation For The Big Day
Generally, we meet a minimum of twice before your due date so that we can get to know each other, go over the birth process, get clear on your goals and hopes. We practice labor positions and talk about fears or questions so we all know what you both hope for. When you hire me, I'm on call for you, 24/7, this means if you feel something weird, have a question or crazy thought running through your head in the middle of the night, you can call me. This also means that when labor begins, I'll be there with you, as soon as you feel you need me, and don't leave until about an hour after you have the baby.
Should you need or choose, a C-Section. I am available to support you in the surgery suite, should you want additional support, someone to take pictures, or if your partner is queasy/doesn't handle blood/surgery well, or if you are alone. It's important to discuss this with your doctor ahead of time. Depending on the health of the baby, they may send the partner and baby to the NICU, so I can then stay with the mother while they finish the process and get her to recovery.
As my client you get a discount on placenta encapsulation.
In addition, as a queer woman I welcome diverse families of all kinds, and am honored to support you in the process of welcoming this expansion of your family.
"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong."
- Laura Stavoe Harm
Interested in meeting me to see if I'm a good fit for your birth team? Hit that button to the right and reach out. I look forward to meeting you!