Pre & Post Natal Services
Inside Out Therapies is proud to offer a variety of services
especially for new moms and moms-to-be!
- Prenatal massage
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage –
Sara Trapp RMT, Joanne Clifford RMT, Tenille Orenchuk RMT, Caitlin Lamb RMT, Rachelle Boyer RMT, Lesley Paton RMT, Janell Olson RMT, Tori Morris RMT, Jennifer Zollen RMT, Richelle Obed RMT, Joanne Yanke - Yoga & BodyTalk
to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. We offer a special hollowed out pillow to accommodate your belly so you can lie facedown if this is appropriate for the stage of pregnancy you are at. If you find this position stresses your lower back you can lie on your side with pillows for support. Typically, we suggest side lying for later pregnancy. Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find you've got an aching lower back. Our massage therapists knows where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. (She'll also know which areas and techniques to avoid.) Still, it's important to communicate with her and tell her where you need attention. Let her know right away if anything during the massage – including your positioning – is causing you any discomfort.
- Pre/Post natal BodyTalk with Joanne Yanke
Regular BodyTalk balancing sessions throughout your pregnancy can enhance your health as well as your baby's health, potentially preventing complications and positively influencing the development of your baby. Many mothers-to-be find themselves facing anxiety, fatigue, back pain, heartburn, nausea, and other symptoms as a result of the many new demands being placed on their bodies. BodyTalk has been found to effectively relieve many of these symptoms and more. BodyTalk is 100% safe and non-invasive. We offer individual BodyTalk appointment bookings to treat you as well as special Pre/post natal BodyTalk bookings that will include treatment for both mom & baby. Joanne has extra experience with fetal positioning and can use BodyTalk to ensure baby is in optimal position for delivery as well as release any fear or stress regarding birth that both mom and baby may be facing. See here for more information on BodyTalk for conception, pregnancy, baby and labour.
Yoga classes specifically designed to help deal with the physical and emotional changes and challenges of pregnancy. Focusing on deep breathing, stress reduction, improving/maintaining proper posture, techniques to help deal with nauses, heartburn, muscle cramping, back aches, improve sleep and other challenges of pregnancy. Learn and practice positions that aid in birthing, improve fetal positioning and meet other expectant moms.
Take some much needed mom-time! Come meet other new moms and get a yoga workout focused on relieving tight and sore neck and shoulder, reclaim lost abdominal strength and just some time to put things on pause and breathe. A yoga practice that will incorporate some movements with your baby and for your baby but the focus is on YOU. Most babies just love to watch all that movement. Aimed at moms 6 weeks post-partum (or longer if you've had a C-section) up until your baby is crawling.
See The Yoga Den Workshops Page for Information on Sara & Joanne's Labour Prep class for Couples. Learn hands on comfort measure techniques, acupressure, breathing, positioning & more.
We are also pleased to provide BreastFeeding Education classes on a regular basis. See the Workshop page for more info.