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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.


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

Adrienne Dahlmeier
608 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 251-5299

Client centered massage therapy sessions for pre-natal and post-partum massage. Modalities offered include Swedish, myofascial release, deep tissue, craniosacral and Reiki.
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, LAC, DAOM, FABORM
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
501 Cedar St, Ste B,
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093

A board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn enjoys working with patients from preconception, through pregnancy, and beyond. She is especially well versed in helping women with obstacles to pregnancy become moms. Her office offers several types of Medical Massage, as well as acupuncture, diet/lifestyle counseling, herbal formulas and nutritional supplements. An Integrative Dr., she incorporates lab and imaging diagnostic information into her assessment and treatment. 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.
Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031

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.
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552

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."
Satisha Hollandsworth
Hello, my name is Satisha and I am a prenatal specialist. What this means is that I help moms with all stages of pregnancy.
I use a mixture of bodywork and emotional coaching to help moms stay on their birth plan and prepare their body to have an easier birth and faster recovery.

How we can work together and how my work can support you:

⢠Shorter pushing times
⢠More Increased energy
⢠Creating space for baby to do its magic and shimmy into the birth canal and into the right position in the birth canal.
⢠Reduce back pain and back labor
⢠Improved sleep and getting a full nights sleep.
⢠Feeling lighter
⢠More making you feel more comfortable in your body
⢠Walking without cramps
⢠Elevate pain associated with putting on your pants over and rolling over in bed
⢠Pubic synthesis discomfort
⢠Daily headaches
I am here to support you on your journey and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

To schedule your session please send me an email at
Inanna Holistic Health
Christine Keith Hall
250 Main Street #663
ben lomond , Ca 95005
(925) 4706068

Congratulations from the bottom
of my heart!
The fourth trimester is a beautiful sacred time. I am here to help you honor this time.
As a postpartum doula, it is my goal to help you adjust to the many changes and new challenges you may encounter with a new baby. It is my hope that when you have support, those challenges can feel less overwhelming, your confidence may be higher and your new family can bond and flourish.
I have been a massage therapist for fourteen years and practiced in many modalities including Reiki. I rely on listening to your body and my intuition to help heal your body mind and soul.
Blessings of light
Christine Keith Hall
Integrative Energy Medicine
Kathleen Pouls L.Ac., CMP
3335 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz , Calif 95065
(831) 475-8885

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

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:
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250

Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Mindful Ways
Jennifer Jeffcoat
1741 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose , CA 95033
(408) 891-3751

Empowering the Mindful Birthing Process, Facilitating the transition into Parenting, Guiding the Whole Family to an engaged life. Through Doula Care, Mindful Childbirth & Parent Education, Pre & Perinatel Birth Psychology, Reiki, and hypnotherapy.
Mother's Journey
Kymm Ann Wallin
(831) 334-3917

Kymm Ann has had the honor of working with hundreds of families as they journey into parenthood. She has been attending births for over 17 years, and has served women in a variety of settings. She also offers Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes, Massage for the Childbearing Year and Postpartum Doula services.
Sharon Potteiger LM CPM
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 332-3075

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?
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325

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.
In-Home Holistic Birth Services
Joya Tarantino
BonnyDoon , CA 95060
(831) 291-5229

I am an apprentice midwife, currently serving communities throughout Santa Cruz offering in-home Holistic Birth Doula services, and massage therapy with over 20 years of practice. It is my honor to serve your growing family throughout your pregnancy offering educational, emotional and physical support.
With My Own Two Hands
Julie Lefmann
Santa Cruz , CA
(408) 529-8031

I am DONA trained as a Birth Doula & have practiced locally for over 10 years. I've had the privilege of attending over 200 births so far. I was a nanny for 15 years before becoming a doula. I'm also a Certified Massage, Reiki, & Watsu (warm-water meditation/massage) Practitioner. I have specialized in Pre & Postnatal Massage for 14 out of the 15+ years that I've practiced massage professionally. I've also professionally practiced both Watsu & Reiki since 2004. I live on 38th Ave. here in beautiful Santa Cruz. I love to marry my passions together with my work - water, children, healing, music - and am thrilled to do the work I love!