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Providers for Massage & Bodywork

Massage, craniosacral, and physical therapy and other forms of bodywork can ease the discomforts experienced in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Practitioners have special training in serving pregnant and postpartum women, as well as tables or equipment designed to accommodate pregnant women. Some practitioners make home visits. Body soreness resulting from giving birth or from the stresses of nursing and caring for a newborn are common. A postpartum massage is a wonderful way for a woman (or her partner) to heal from the birth experience.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Branciforte Chiropractic
Karen Cohen, D.C.
1709 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 425-1422
http://www.homeoheart.com


Chiropractic and Craniosacral care for women in pregnancy and post-partum. Gentle Craniosacral therapy for newborn infants. Nutritional, herbal and homeopathic information for families.
Patient-centered compassionate individualized care
Seek Optimal Health, P.C.
Lee Ann Cuny, D.O.
550 Water Street, Suite K4
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 423-2298
https://www.seekoptimalhealth.com


Osteopathic physician double-boarded in osteopathic manipulation and integrative medicine, comfortable treating all ages. Extensive training in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy. Additional training in homeopathy, nutritional supplements, detoxification, and hormone balancing. Non-invasive myofascial laser treatments and collaboration with dentists doing infant frenectomies to support successful breastfeeding and long-term orofacial function.
Maria Fernandez Manual Therapy
Maria Fernandez
108 Locust St, Suite 3
Santa Cruz , ca 95060
(831) 818-3237
http://bodyworkbymariaf.com


Supporting pregnant women to feel comfortable in their bodies as they change and grow so that they can be relaxed and strong as their bodies transform. In addition, providing support postpartum to reconnect and reintegrate into the body.

I work with a sliding scale
Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031
http://www.fullmoonbirthing.com


Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center offers services beginning with fertility, throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
Golden Chiropractic
Goldberry Jacques-Maynes
9053 Soquel Drive
STE A
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 661-5577
http://www.goldenchiro.net


Dr. Goldi has been a chiropractor for 15 years, providing exceptional care to expecting mothers as well as postpartum care. Dr. Goldi is dually certified in Webster Technique as well as Cranial Sacral Unwinding and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Goldi provides manual adjusting, gentle Activator treatments, soft tissue work, and more.
Holistic Sister
Gretchen Retka
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(218) 851-7556
http://www.holistic-sister.com


Certified Professional Birth Doula Activist
Certified Massage Therapist
Placenta encapsulation
Music
Reiki
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552
http://www.holisticwomenswellness.com


Providing massage and yoga services for women and infants during the child-bearing year and beyond. Shannon lovingly supports women as they are born into mothers with prenatal/postpartum massage, private infant massage instruction, mobile prenatal, couples and postpartum yoga instruction. "My life's work is supporting women physically and emotionally."
Integrate With Cait
Cait Kelso
4 Harris Court
Ste A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 383-8436
http://www.integratewithcait.com


Cait Kelso is a California certified massage therapist in Monterey, CA offering Therapeutic Massage, Arvigo® Mayan Abdominal Massage Therapy, Holistic Pelvic Care™, and Craniosacral for families on the Monterey Peninsula. Her practice, Integrate With Cait, provides treatment modalities that focus on each client's unique needs, placing a heavy focus on individualizing the care of clients by acknowledging that we are all individuals who want to reach our highest potential. Caitlin has trained under the tutorship of globally respected masters in her field, expanding her knowledge base and gaining insights into best practice. Caitlin's skills will benefit pelvic floor dysfunctions, promote prenatal and postpartum wellness, chronic back and neck pain, as well as bringing balance into children aged infants to 18 for birth trauma, cranial dysfunctions, anxiety, ADHD, trauma release, and general health maintenance. Together, we will develop the best plan for you.
Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., FABORM
Jenny Johnston
550 Water St, Building K
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 535-3785
http://jennyjohnstonlac.com


Jenny is deeply dedicated to caring for women and their families before, during and after the perinatal year, using a safe, natural and effective approach. She collaborates with other birth workers as a member of Birthpoint to offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle counseling, massage, doula skills, and more to help women achieve a safe, healthy, and satisfying transition into motherhood. Acupuncture can be used in a variety of ways to promote maternal and fetal health through the childbearing year. In many cases it is an ideal form of treatment as it offers women a safe, natural and drug-free way to improve quality of life, provide relief for a multitude of problems that can arise during the perinatal time and prevent them from becoming serous enough to necessitate medical treatment. See website for the many conditions acupuncture can help during the perinatal year: http://jennyjohnstonlac.com/pregnancy-postpartum-care/
Jenny Putt Physical Therapy
Jenny Putt PT, OCS, FAFS, CMP, CF-L2, CBE, CEDSE
1001 Delaware Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 227-4331
https://jennyputtpt.com


Jenny specializes in perinatal pelvic floor physical therapy. She serves those who are trying to conceive, pregnant and postpartum. She offers a wide range of services both virtual and in-person including individual and group pelvic floor physical therapy, workshops, online programs and fitness programming. She will be offering childbirth education soon. Jenny believes every individual should have access to pelvic floor health especially those having children. She treats diagnoses such as incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and all orthopedic pains such as low back, neck, hip, sacral, shoulder and wrist. Her treatments are individualized and use a combination of hands on manual therapy and exercise with an emphasis on functional weight lifting since everyone who has a kid lifts a progressively heavier weight all day!
Ariana Kaback
Santa Cruz , CA 95076
(310) 560-8306
https://www.hummingbirthdoulacare.com/


Ariana Kaback is a certified Birth and Postpartum doula. Ariana partners with mothers in creating a supportive and loving birthing environment. She has a deep commitment to offering each family a strong foundation of care, support and love. Ariana believes Birth can be a beautiful and empowering experience for women and families. Ariana acts as a guide and offers birth and postpartum support plans that care for the mother, baby, and entire family. Ariana is passionate about postpartum nutrition and mama care. Ariana is an empathic, gentle, and nurturing guide as she empowers birthing mothers to make the best decisions for themselves and the lives they are bringing into the world.

Offerings: Bilingual (Spanish; English), Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Chef, Mother Blessing Ceremonies, Body Work, Yoga Teacher, Sibling Support, Backup Doula


http://www.hummingbirthdoulacare.com/
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breast/chestfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for parents during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Crystal Lyons
(831) 818-4562


Offering loving, nurturing care for new mothers and families. As a mother of three, Crystal brings experience, knowledge and compassion to her work and holds the postpartum season in high regard as a very sacred time in life to be honored and protected. She is a trained herbalist, birth and postpartum doula, certified essential oil bodywork practitioner and fitness coach. It is her joy to serve clients with a calm, humble Spirit of gratitude and reverence.
Cycle By The Moon
Kate Oakley
225 Sunset Terrace
Scotts Valley , CA 95066
(347) 6107373
http://Cyclebythemoon.com


I offer personalized care to nurture physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I walk with women through all cycles of womb wellness: fertility awareness, wild pregnancy, physiologic-birth education, and postpartum. I'm a certified Innate Tradition's Postpartum Care Provider, a traditional home-birth attendant and graduate of the Radical Birth Keeper School.
Santa Cruz Midwives Inc
Sharon Potteiger LM, CPM
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 332-3075
http://www.santacruzmidwives.com


Enjoy the exceptional support of a team of skilled midwives, Sharon, Serena and Stephanie. We create a circle of support for you and your family throughout the childbearing year. Complimentary therapies are integrated throughout our practice including acupressure, aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and waterbirth. We want you to be involved in your care and make empowered decisions. Schedule your free interview via our website, www.santacruzmidwives.com
Raíces y Cariño | RC Fam
1205 Freedom Blvd
3B
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 288-3105
http://www.rcfam.com


Raíces y Cariño/RC FAM is a Multicultural, Multilingual, Inclusive Community Center.

We offer support for parenting, pregnancy, birth, play center, teens, loss, LGBTQ+, Special Needs, Family Events, Grandparents - Connecting our WHOLE community.

Sliding scale. Todos son bienvenidos aquí.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325
http://www.EarthEssenceAcupuncture.com


**I am so excited to announce that my practice now has a pre/post-natal Master Massage Table, allowing for safe, comfortable face down treatments at all stages of pregnancy!

I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 20 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. There is an option to integrate into treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.
Crescent Bear Midwifery
Emily Hites
515 Broadway
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(303) 775-9833
http://www.crescentbearmidwifery.com


I'm a Licensed Midwife providing homebirth services for low risk women + collaborative care for those who wish to birth in the hospital. I offer prenatal, birth and postpartum services as well as well-woman care, annual exams and placenta encapsulation. I also have available appointments for Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapy, Pre and Postnatal Massage and Holistic Pelvic Care. My approach is ecological and evidence based with a respect for nature and reverence for birth.
Santa Cruz Pelvic Health
Taflyn Wilschinsky Jen Rawlins
701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 461-8075
https://www.santacruzpelvichealth.com/


We are two doctors of physical therapy, (Taflyn and Jen), specializing in pelvic health for the past several years. We love working with women during pregnancy to prepare for childbirth and resolve pain or other pelvic pelvic health related symptoms that may arise with pregnancy, such as incontinence, prolapse and diastasis, as well as supporting moms with postpartum recovery and return to exercise or other activities. At Santa Cruz Pelvic Health, we use a combination of hands on treatment, movement and exercise training pre and postpartum to address any and all pelvic health concerns and offer virtual sessions if preferred.







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