Myofascial Release work can bring great relief to the pain and tightness suffered post mastectomy/lumpectomy and other breast surgeries. See links for more information:
“I have been a client of Sandie for some time, but recently, discovered a lump. My doctor confirmed that I needed an advanced mammogram, and I had scheduled it. Two days before my appointment, I went to see Sandie and mentioned this lump to her. She asked if she could do Myofascial Release work on it and pray with me about it.
As she began to address the lump, I immediately saw an image in my mind of it dissolving. We continued to pray while Sandie worked on the lump with a gentle and consistent pressure. And, I realized that I was hanging on to some unresolved feelings of unworthiness. We prayed through those and I continued to feel better and better.
By the time we were finished, I could barely feel the lump. The next morning, when I woke up, the lump was gone! My mammogram appointment was the following morning, and when I went to the office I didn’t tell them that I could no longer feel the lump (I wanted to see what showed up on the mammogram). They did both a mammogram and then an ultrasound (since they couldn’t find anything in the mammogram!). Both tests showed that I was totally free from any growth/lump/mass in either breast!
I truly believe in the power of prayer and healing touch, and Sandie is a gifted and empathic practitioner! Thank you Sandie!” –AT
Support for women during the physical, emotional and spiritual transitions which occur through the seasons of life.
•Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
There are many benefits to receiving massage both during and after pregnancy. Prenatal and post partum massage have documented value and are perfect ways to reduce stress, relieve pain and promote general well being. It is a form of health care that brings balance to the temporary challenges of pregnancy.
During pregnancy a woman’s body experiences many changes. One way to minimize the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy and childbirth is to receive periodic massages. Back pain is extremely common in pregnancy, as well as during the season of breastfeeding or as a result of carrying small children. This pain can be relieved by massage to the back, the neck, legs, and feet. Therapeutic bodywork can also help alleviate leg cramps and swelling, induce deep relaxation, increase energy levels and relieve muscle tension in the areas most affected by the growing fetus and the mother’s shifting center of gravity.
Massage addresses a broad range of needs, from stimulating the circulation of blood and lymph fluids reducing swelling in the lower extremities, a common symptom during pregnancy, to helping to relieve depression or anxiety caused by the hormonal changes a mom may experience.
Massage during pregnancy is safe, effective and beneficial for women with uncomplicated, low risk pregnancies. Written consent from the prenatal care provider is needed for women with high risks, such as hypertension, diabetes, multiple fetuses, previous problem pregnancy, or those under 20 or over 35.
Given the complex changes experienced during pregnancy, it is best to seek out a massage therapist specifically certified in pregnancy massage. A therapist certified in working with pregnant clients has furthered their knowledge of massage by studying the techniques applied to pregnant women and has studied in-depth the process of pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period.
“A therapist certified in working with pregnant clients has furthered their knowledge of massage by studying the techniques applied to pregnant women and has studied in-depth the process of pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period.”