Postpartum massage

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.

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!

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. 

Postpartum Toolkit + Free Printable 

Planning for a new baby is full of unknowns. Will your baby sleep? Will you sleep? Will your baby eat? Will you feel like yourself? And so many more questions that you won’t know the answer to until your baby arrives. 

First Rule of Parenting: Never Say Never

First Rule of Parenting: Never Say Never

While you are pregnant, every new parent starts to think about how they will parent, and make a lot of statements about how they will never let their future children do certain things. We are all guilty of it.

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!

9 Tips For Help With Gassy Babies

9 Tips For Help With Gassy Babies

Having a gassy newborn or a gassy baby is very common, but that doesn’t make it any easier when it’s your uncomfortable baby!  Here are our 9 tips from our postpartum doulas to help!

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!

Planning Appointment With Your Postpartum Doulas 

Planning Appointment With Your Postpartum Doulas 

All postpartum doula clients, whether you just need one overnight, or a full 40 hours a week of support, are offered a postpartum planning appointment to allow both doulas and your family to share expectations, goals, and concerns about having a newborn. 

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!

Managing Visitors and your Newborn (plus a FREE printable for managing visitors!) 

Managing Visitors and your Newborn (plus a FREE printable for managing visitors!) 

It all starts from a good place: friends and family calling and texting you, inviting themselves over to your home, and cuddling your newborn. But sometimes those good intentions have less than good implications on new parents. 

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

Benefits of Having a Postpartum Massage

Benefits of Having a Postpartum Massage

A postpartum massage is vital piece in postpartum supportto both welcome you into parenthood, as well as aiding in your recovery from birth and pregnancy.  The physical benefits of decreased muscular tension, balancing of hormones, and decreased fluid retention related to swelling, and the emotional benefits of relaxation and stress reduction are key factors in a healthy postpartum recovery.