Therapies & Specialties:
Massage, Doula Services, Workshops
Birth and Cesarean Birth Doula Services, Pregnancy Massage, Postpartum Massage, Medical Massage, Infant Massage Education
Please contact me directly in regards to pricing and with any other inquiries you may have.
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Growing a human is serious business! A mother's body goes through many physical and emotional changes during this magical and sometimes stressful time. Allow pregnancy massage to help Mama feel relaxed and confident as she prepares for birth and baby.
You just spent nine months growing a human, gave birth, and are now swimming in the lakes of motherhood. After all that hard work Mama could sure use a massage. Though it may often seem difficult to fit into a busy schedule, postpartum massage therapy is one of the MOST beneficial things a new mom can do for herself, offering a speedier recovery from childbirth. Did you have a Cesarean birth? Massage also promotes the healing and breakdown of scar tissue.
“When Mama takes regular care of herself postpartum through massage, she is better able to care for her baby. Massage benefits Mamas recovery both physically and mentally. When she feels good, it is easier for her to meet the needs of her newborn.”
— Amanda Rayburg, LMT
Cesarean Scar Treatment Did you have a Cesarean Birth? This treatment focuses on the healing and appreciation of your birthing scar. We will take the time to discuss your Cesarean Birth(s) and any feelings and physical discomforts you are experiencing . During this session I will also show you how self treat your scar tissue.
Are you of Member of the WNY Cesarean Birth Support Group on Facebook? Become a Member and get a discount on your first treatment. Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2017545708494327/
This type of massage therapy treatment is used to address any acute or chronic muscular injuries or discomforts. Compared to a relaxation or Swedish massage treatment, a medical/therapeutic massage treatment focuses on a particular problem area, for example a rotator cuff or low back issue. Deep tissue techniques, along with stretching, are often used during treatment. Depending on the severity of a muscular issue, weekly or bi-weekly treatments may be recommended.
"Labor Induction" Massage Treatment
*"Labor induction" massage is not guaranteed to induce labor.
Labor Induction Massage is for expectant mothers who are at 40+ weeks gestation. Labor inducing acupressure points on clients feet, hands, and back are addressed along with a general relaxation massage at the end. Mamas partner, spouse, or support person are welcomed and encouraged to attend this treatment. By learning these points you can easily address them at home and continue to encourage the onset of labor.
Coming Soon: Maya Abdominal Therapy
I was drawn to this modality because it is known to help with digestive and fertility issues in a non-invasive and holistic way. I made it a goal one day take this training because it is so needed in our community. Currently there is only one practitioner in the Buffalo, NY area who offers this type of treatment, and she is very busy. There is another located in Rochester, NY (about 1.5 hours away) and she states she gets clients coming from Buffalo all the time.
I recently finished the Level 1 Self Care Training and I am ready to go on to Level 2, Professional Care Training.
Like most specialized trainings they are costly. I am currently holding a fundraiser for the cost of the class. The training is 5.5 days and includes meals and lodging. There are classes offered throughout the year. Once the goal is met I will register for the course. I plan to take it before the end of 2018. Learning this technique has been a huge goal of mine for almost a decade. Any little bit you can contribute to help me meet that goal and better serve our community would be greatly appreciated.
Birth and Cesarean Birth Doula
Expecting a baby? Having a Doula is beneficial for both you and your partner during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. A Doula is your personal resource for all things birth and baby. I will work with you and your partner one-on-one to develop a birth plan, offer pregnancy, birth and postpartum support tools, and just to answer any questions you may have along the way. As your Doula, I work only for you and your partner, not the hospital, birthing center or Midwife. I will attend your labor and birth offering support and working with your partner as a team to help keep Mama calm, cared for and confident so all she needs to focus on is having baby.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a natural birth, home birth, medicated birth, hospital birth, scheduled cesarean or VBAC, I offer options to support all families.”
— Amanda Rayburg, LMT