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Providers for Massage & Bodywork

Massage, craniosacral, and physical therapy and other forms of bodywork can ease the discomforts experienced in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Practitioners have special training in serving pregnant and postpartum women, as well as tables or equipment designed to accommodate pregnant women. Some practitioners make home visits. Body soreness resulting from giving birth or from the stresses of nursing and caring for a newborn are common. A postpartum massage is a wonderful way for a woman (or her partner) to heal from the birth experience.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Endless Possibilities Acupuncture, Inc
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
845 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093
http://www.AcupunctureSantaCruz.net


Dr. Maureen Rozenn was the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) to become a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). As a board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn specializes in working with patients from the preconception phase, through pregnancy, and beyond. She is especially well versed in helping women with obstacles to pregnancy fulfill their dream of parenthood. Her office buzzes with doctoral students and other licensed acupuncturists who wish to learn from her. However, if patients are not comfortable with observation, they need not worry, their wishes come first and their visit will be a private one with the doctor. Dr. Rozenn combines ancient forms of diagnosis with modern diagnostic techniques such as: laboratory tests, ultrasounds, semen analysis, extensive hormonal panels, etc. Treatments are also an elegant mix of traditional and modern perspectives. She couples ancient Japanese and Classical Chinese acupuncture treatments and herbal formulas, with research-backed, high- quality nutritional supplements and dietary advice. Dr. Rozenn was one of the first acupuncturists in Santa Cruz County to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a duel specialization in Women's Health and Pain Management and deeply enjoys helping women achieve their health goals.
Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center
Dr. Caitlin Fanning
736 Chestnut St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 477-1377
http://www.scnmc.com


Dr. Caitlin Fanning is a natural fertility and women's health expert in Santa Cruz, CA. As a licensed naturopathic doctor she treats patients of all ages and conditions with a focus on pre-conception care, fertility, hormone health, nutrition, gastrointestinal issues, stress management, and pediatrics. She combines the wisdom of ancient healing modalities with modern diagnostic testing to create unique treatment plans specifically designed for each patient. She uses natural, effective, and non- invasive techniques to help patients restore balance. She loves to educate and support her patients while they work towards creating healthy lifestyles.
Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031
http://www.fullmoonbirthing.com


Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center offers services beginning with fertility and throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
Stellar Healing @Thrive Natural Medicine Upstairs
Dr. Miranda Gensler D.A.O.M, L.Ac
2840 Park Ave.
Soquel , CA 95073
(503) 740-4772
http://www.stellarhealingsc.com


Dr. Miranda Gensler is dedicated to supporting & empowering women through every stage of their pregnancy journey & birth. She has a family practice with advanced training in women's health, pregnancy, birth preparation/induction, postpartum care, pediatrics and orthopedics/sport's medicine. She is passionate about helping people attain physical and emotional balance & freedom through the use of acupuncture, diet, lifestyle guidance, Chinese herbs & bodywork including: myofascial release, cupping, gua sha, deep tissue, acupressure and tuina. Dr. Gensler is board certified & licensed in the state of California.
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552
http://www.holisticwomenswellness.com


Providing massage and yoga services for women and infants during the child-bearing year and beyond. Shannon lovingly supports women as they are born into mothers with prenatal/postpartum massage, private infant massage instruction, mobile prenatal, couples and postpartum yoga instruction. "My life's work is supporting women physically and emotionally."
Integrative Energy Medicine
Kathleen Pouls L.Ac., CMP
3335 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz , Calif 95065
(831) 475-8885
http://www.kpoulshealingarts.com


Acupuncture, herbs, supplements, bodywork and emotional availability are the ways I work with pre and postnatal women and their families since 1982. My bodywork possibilities include: prenatal massage, deep tissue, Cranial-sacral, energy work, reflexology, acupressure, as well as stress reduction, integrative mindfulness meditation techniques.
My bottom line is to listen, educate, empower and help create a deep trust in ones healing journey as well as take care of their health care needs. Many insurance plans cover my services.
Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., CD (DONA)
Jenny Johnston
320 River St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 535-3785
http://jennyjohnstonlac.com


Jenny is deeply dedicated to caring for women and their families before, during and after the perinatal year, using a safe, natural and effective approach. She collaborates with other birth workers as a member of Birthpoint to offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle counseling, massage, doula skills, and more to help women achieve a safe, healthy, and satisfying transition into motherhood. Acupuncture can be used in a variety of ways to promote maternal and fetal health through the childbearing year. In many cases it is an ideal form of treatment as it offers women a safe, natural and drug-free way to improve quality of life, provide relief for a multitude of problems that can arise during the perinatal time and prevent them from becoming serous enough to necessitate medical treatment. See website for the many conditions acupuncture can help during the perinatal year: http://jennyjohnstonlac.com/pregnancy-postpartum-care/
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-2620
http://lumayoga.com
Luma is an award-winning yoga & wellness center. Our space also includes an eco-friendly family boutique and lounge where you can relax, drink tea, hop online, meet friends, or feed a baby. Specializing in classes & events from birth, to baby & beyond, Luma is here for you!
The Monterey Birth & Wellness Center
Jacqueline Little
4 Harris Ct. Ste. A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 717-4723
http://Montereybirthcenter.com


The Monterey Birth & Wellness Center is the Peninsula’s first and only freestanding birth center that provides evidenced-based midwifery care in a beautiful, spa-like enviornment. Growing families will find integrative, holistic care during their preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and well woman experience with a team of dedicated women’s health professionals. The center offers midwifery care, childbirth education, functional medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy and a full classroom.
Mother's Journey
Kymm Ann Wallin
(831) 334-3917
http://www.mothersjourney.com


Kymm Ann has had the honor of working with hundreds of families as they journey into parenthood. She has been attending births for over 20 years, and has served women in a variety of settings. She offers birth & postpartum doula services, Birthing From Within childbirth classes, and massage for the childbearing year.
Santa Cruz Midwives
Kara O'Loughlin
The Sash Mills
303 Potrero St. #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(408) 497-0229
http://www.santacruzmidwives.com


Compassionate, skilled midwifery care for the childbearing year. Services include prenatal care, continuous support in labor and home postpartum care.
Pelvic Potential Physical Therapy
Sara Tanza
6233 Soquel Drive Suite E
Aptos , CA 95003
(831) 239-1312
http://www.pelvicpotential.com


Pelvic Potential Physical Therapy specializes in pre/post natal care and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. We treat patients suffering from incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with sex, diastasis recti and pain anywhere in the body.
Santa Cruz Midwives
Sharon Potteiger & Kara O’Loughlin
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 316-4953
http://Www.santacruzmidwives.com


I provide care tailored to meet the needs of you & your family. Including home birth midwifery, hospital labor support, postpartum in home care, as well as massage and mother-roasting.
Feel empowered, and be a part of decision making during your pregnancy and birth. What better way to become a parent?
Holistic Tides Healing
Natalia Romano-Williams
4841 Soquel Drive
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 334-4346
http://www.HolisticTides.com


Professional Fusion of healing services and support for Prenatal and Postnatal stages of motherhood. Infant Massage classes for parents and primary caregivers.
With Natalia Romano-Williams BS Kinesiology, Holistic Health Practitioner, LMT, CST, Reiki Master.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325
http://www.EarthEssenceAcupuncture.com


I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 10 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. I integrate into my treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.







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