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Travel to & In House Services
All services are available as travel to for pregnant/postpartum families, (M-W) by special appointment only. Therapeutic Massage for non-pregnant/postpartum women/men are available in house only. All in house services are available (F-Sun) @ Alaska Family Health & Birth Center, 2054 30th Avenue, Fairbanks.
A deeply relaxing, massage. This is nurturing body work that has special considerations for the emotional and physiological changes experienced during pregnancy & postpartum. During pregnancy it is supportive to mother and baby. During the postpartum period it helps the new mother to integrate the challenges of having a newborn and recover from labor.
*Fertility Massage Technique
This is a specific technique for the uterus, to; increase blood flow, encourage healing, detoxification and overall uterine health. Applied to the abdominal region and low belly where the uterus lies. This session is also instructional.
Treat chronic muscle pain, tension patterns & headaches. Regain movement & flexibility. Deep relaxation & restoration. This is for clients who are not pregnant/postpartum. This service is in house only @ Alaska Family Health & Birth Center.
Gentle & effective techniques suitable for babies & toddlers. This is an instructional one on one session.
- Provides an intentional time focused on loving touch
- Enhances baby's circulatory, nervous & respiratory systems
- Supports healthy brain & immune system functions
- Relives colic, aids in food absorption & digestion
- Helps to encourage and support sleep patterns
Cesarean Scar Massage Technique
A specific massage technique to help break-up and decrease the scar tissue associated with c-section incision. Using vitamin E oil and applied within your comfort level of pressure, this is also an instructional session.
~Bengkung Belly Binding~ 90 minutes (2 sessions) $130
Bengkung Belly Binding is a traditional Malaysian practice of wrapping the abdomen after birth for approximately 40 days(6 weeks postpartum), 6-12 hours a day. Provides a multitude of supportive benefits to the spine, muscles, organs, uterus & pelvic floor helping them return to pre-pregnant states. Aides in recovery with Diastasis Recti & C-section healing(internal). C-section incision must be fully healed before binding(4-6 wks). These sessions are instructional and include a Belly Bind to keep and unlimited support to help you become a belly binding pro.
If you prefer to purchase your own bind, please try to plan for 1-2 weeks shipping time. Belly Binds are available on Etsy. I love https://www.etsy.com/shop/theBarefootMomma (Carolyn Reese). If you purchase your own bind, the cost for this service is $80.
~Postpartum Belly Recovery~ 2 hours (1 follow up session for belly binding, approximately 1 hour) $170
This includes a Belly Bind with instruction, Belly Firming Paste(coconut oil with warming spices), basic instruction for self uterine massage and unlimited support to be come a binding pro. Belly Binding provides the postpartum body with 360* support to assist the abdominal wall muscle retraction, improve posture, stabilize loosened ligaments, and provide support to the torso while vital organs returned to their pre-pregnancy size and position. The Belly Firming Paste helps to increase circulation, warmth & detoxification. Basic Uterine massage helps encourage blood flow to the reproductive system, therefore aiding in healing, restoration and detoxification.
~Sealing in Ceremony~ duration varies from 1-3 hours $250
The Sealing in Ceremony can be described with four words; honoring, warming, sealing and binding.
"Honoring: the rite of passage from maiden to mother MUST be MARKED and honored and valued. Women must feel valued for their accomplishments. They need a ceremony to mark this transition.
Warming: its important for women immediately postpartum to be warmed. The act of birthing a baby is a cooling for the body and requires heating to restore balance.
Sealing : the entire pregnancy and birthing process is about “opening”, spiritually, mentally and physically, but once the baby is born, the body requires “sealing” or closing that which has been opened and is raw and vulnerable. This is critical for proper holistic postpartum healing.
Binding: belly binding is a process to which a woman’s belly is bound tightly right after giving birth. This act should be done ceremoniously and with pure intention to honor the woman. This tradition of sacred belly binding serves many functions, but fore-mostly aids in warming + closing the body post-birth." Sacred Postpartum www.sacredlivingmovement.com
This is to honor all you have accomplished during this transition of your childbearing year & to mark it as a valuable & sacred rite of passage. This begins with a Ceremonial Bath(with or without swimsuit); which is a beautiful, fragrant soak performed at the end of the lochia flow, typically the 6th week postpartum. Next is a Bengkung Belly Bind. Followed by a Mother Tuck; which is a simple yet profound custom of warming & wrapping the mother with special scarves & blessings that will reassure her heart & encourage her motherly intuitions. The ceremony is concluded with a hot nourishing tea & a simple warming meal.
Sealing In Ceremonies can be performed one on one, in a small gathering of close friends or in the setting of a larger group of friends, similar to a Blessing Way or a Mother Blessing, but specifically a postpartum celebration. These celebrations tend to be female centered, but are not exclusive to males. These ceremonies are personal and customizable to you. Cost of the Belly Bind is not included in this package.
It is essential to plan for the time after the baby is born. Being prepared will help your transition, whether a 1st or 4th time parent, flow more smoothly and with less stress. Plans can include creating a list of your support circle, organizing the space in your home efficiently, preparing/freezing meals, organizing meal delivery from friends/family (www.mealtrain.com), managing visitors, delegating tasks(chores, grocery shopping,pet care), self care/restoration, partner self care, child care, etc. Additional plans can include a Babymoon which is a nurturing time that is just for parents/baby/siblings to have uninterrupted bonding time. Snuggled in, supported and secluded from the outside world for a weekend to 2 weeks. Your postpartum planning will be unique to what your needs/desires are.
Restorative Postpartum Packages
~Restorative Postpartum Mini Package~ This package includes 4 weeks of massage (1 per week), 1 Bengkung Belly Binding Session (belly bind to keep) & Postpartum Nutritional Blend(1 pt loose leaf tea). $510
~Restorative Postpartum Package~ This package is the full postpartum treat! It consists of 6 weeks of Restorative Massage (1 per week), 1 Bengkung Belly Bind session with Belly Firming Paste (both hands on instructional/includes a belly bind & firming paste to keep) & Postpartum Nutritional Tea( 1 pt loose leaf). $695
Massage packages are available and give you a discount if you pay in full.
6, 1 hour massages $540
4, 1 hour massages $360
~Bengkung Belly Binding Workshop~ 2 hours $120
Come learn to Belly Bind in a fun, supportive class setting. You will learn the benefits of binding and how to belly bind by practicing on someone and having someone practice on you. This is an excellent way to really understand binding and a wonderful opportunity to meet new faces and make community connections. Cost includes a bind of your choice to keep (subject to stock on hand). If you prefer to purchase your own bind, please try to plan for 1-2 weeks shipping time. Belly Binds are available on Etsy. I love https://www.etsy.com/shop/theBarefootMomma (Carolyn Reese). If you purchase your own bind, the cost for this service is $70.
~Infant Massage Class~ 2 hours $75
Come learn infant massage in a fun and supportive class setting. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new faces and make community connections.
You will learn:
- benefits of infant massage
- the importance of therapeutic touch
- how your baby communicates without words
- basic massage sequence
- specific massage for colic, digestive issues and teething
To register for either of these classes, http://happyheartmassagepostpartumcare.setmore.com or call 907.687.1638