Massage Therapy

Postpartum Depression and Massage Therapy: Exploring the Connection

Massage therapy promotes relaxation, feelings of calmness and well-being, reduces pains and aches, and helps you sleep better – all of which can be beyond helpful during the postpartum period.

Anatomy of the Breast

Here’s a sad truth: most women know nothing about their breasts. Complete transparent, I was one of those women.

Self Massage Techniques To Do At Your Desk

When’s the last time that you suffered some stress at work? Raise your hand if it was today.

Typical Structure of a Breast Massage Session

We are excited that we now are able to offer therapeutic breast massage to our breastfeeding clients.

Pressure of Breast Massage to Support Lactation

When you have knot in a muscle, what feels so wonderful is a massage therapist to dig her elbow into that sore spot until you feel some relief. And when you have a clogged duct, the same logic should apply, right? You may be surprised about that answer!

Benefits of Breast Massage While Breastfeeding

We are so excited to offer a new service to our clients: therapeutic breast massage for lactation support is now available!

Tips For Birthing A Posterior Baby

You may have read about or seen in your ultrasound that a baby can be posterior, and that news can sometimes be not exactly what you want to hear. However, our birth doulas are well trained in how to provide physical support prenatally and during birth to help, while also are able to direct you to other resources that may help. 

Infant Behavioral States 

Just like you, infants sometimes are not in the mood for certain activities. While they cannot verbalize that, parents, babysitters, and other guardians begin to notice signs of what the baby is feeling. 

Why Exactly Is Massage Good For You?

Why Exactly Is Massage Good For You?

It is well know that massage is an important part in any wellness routine. The fact is undeniable that after you receive a massage, you feel great. Your body is relaxed, your mind is calm, and you are just in good physical place. But why do you feel great? The answer may surprise you!

So, I Had a Cesarean Birth, Now What?

So, I Had a Cesarean Birth, Now What?

Whether your cesarean birth was planned or unplanned, recovering from a cesarean birth is a little different than recovering from a vaginal birth. The recovery can be a bit longer, with a more limitations, but with a little planning and some extra support, you will do amazing. 

Use of Kinesiology Taping After Massage Therapy Session

Use of Kinesiology Taping After Massage Therapy Session

We are excited to now offer Kinesiology taping as an addition to any in-home massage! Whether you need a little bit extra support, or you have a specific injury, Kinesiology taping is a wonderful addition to any one of our in-home massages for folks living in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill!

Can’t My Husband/Sister/Mom Be My Doula?

Can’t My Husband/Sister/Mom Be My Doula?

Family is wonderful for many things during pregnancy and parenthood. But being your doula is not one of those things!

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

Whether you are experiencing carpal tunnel related to pregnancy or you are an office worker who has been experiencing carpal tunnel due to repetitive movements at your desk, you know how uncomfortable it can be in your hands and wrists.

Incorporating Dry Brushing into Your Self Care Routine 

Incorporating Dry Brushing into Your Self Care Routine 

Dry brushing is a wonderful addition to a massage therapy session, or as a way to incorporate a daily dose of self care into your daily routine.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a wonderful modality of massage that is that everyone can benefit from receiving on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. 

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is a wonderful way to treat yourself on a chilly day, but it also a very therapeutic massage intended to provide deep heat to stubborn muscles. 

Benefits of a Labor Stimulating Massage

Benefits of a Labor Stimulating Massage

When you are past your estimated date of delivery or facing a medical induction, a labor stimulating massage can provide amazing benefits to both your mind and body to help prepare for and help stimulate labor.

Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy 

Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy 

Low back pain during pregnancy is very common issue. The bright side is it means your body and baby are changing. However, it can be hard to see that as a positive when you are struggling to continue with your daily activities in pain. Here are a favorite of our tips to help with that pain.

How Deep is Too Deep?

How Deep is Too Deep?

Receiving a deep tissue should be wonderful, relaxing, and therapeutic. It should never be painful! Read