Making a Postpartum Plan

Workshop: Making a Postpartum Plan

Are you expecting a baby? Congratulations! Undoubtedly you have heard a lot of opinions about how to take care of yourself during your pregnancy. But how do you plan to take care of yourself during the postpartum period? Care often drops off abruptly once baby arrives.

Chinese medicine encourages the “Golden Month” or “Sitting a Moon” tradition of spending 4-6 weeks postpartum focusing on recovery and replenishment. Specialized teas, soups, herbal formulas, and body care techniques provide warmth and nourishment to help new mothers heal. Make sure you’re prepared for this critical period!

Join licensed acupuncturist Courtney Moore as she shares information about how you can prepare for an optimal postpartum recovery. This 75-minute workshop will include:

  • Discussion of what you can expect immediately postpartum, and self-care suggestions
  • Demonstration of moxibustion techniques and acupressure massage routines
  • Supplementation strategies for the best possible recovery
  • Traditional soup and tea recipes, and ideas for creating meal plans
  • Tips for preparing for labor, naturally
  • Q&A session to address any concerns you have

Upcoming Dates:
June 4,2016
July 2, 2016
August 13, 2016
September 3, 2016
October 1, 2016

Craniosacral Massage Therapy

What is Craniosacral Massage Therapy?

Craniosacral massage therapy is a form of bodywork that bolsters the functioning of the central nervous system, allowing the body to enter a deeply restful state and unwind from the inside out. By applying therapeutic touch to the cranial and sacral bones, the practitioner works to enhance flow of the cerebral spinal fluid, which promotes whole body functioning. Recipients of CST report a calm, restful state during which muscle tension, as well as emotional tension, subsides.

The Results

As a result of massage, clients often experience relief from chronic pain or recent injury, in addition to emotional release and healing of past and recent trauma. CST may be a helpful modality for anyone facing pain or injury, emotional or physical, but offers particular relief for clients experiencing headaches, jaw pain, back and pelvic pain, arthritis, circulation issues, digestive challenges, and anxiety.

Written by Reed Kolber

Reed Kolber Massage Specialities: Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Injuries Trauma Available: WedReed Kolber is available: By Appointment at Glen Park and Bernal Heights offices.