Natalie is a specialist of Prenatal and Postnatal Massage and loves this work most of all. She took the renowned 40-hour Pregnancy Massage training course with Val Guin at IPSB, and has also worked with LA’s leading specialty prenatal chiropractors and prenatal physical therapists and has thousands of hours of practical experience spanning 8 years. Natalie has given prenatal massages to nearly every kind of woman in every stage of pregnancy from the first few weeks, the last few hours before labor, and the first restorative postnatal massage. Natalie uses multiple positions beyond just side lying depending on your body and will apply pressure as needed to alleviate pain and tension from pregnancy and nursing. Dads are welcome too!
Natalie enjoys helping women receive a comfortable massage therapy session during any trimester of pregnancy and is an affiliate member of the Doula Association of Southern California (DASC). Multiple positions and special techniques are used during a Prenatal massage to reduce stress and swelling of the limbs, ease lower back pain, and promote effective techniques for ergonomic body positioning during sleep using multiple pillows.
Massage is completely safe to be performed at any stage of pregnancy by a properly trained therapist and is a highly beneficial part of your new family’s health and well-being from the first trimester to the Postnatal stage. Natalie believes that women should be empowered to make their own choices about their birth and encourages her clients to write and share their experiences receiving a treatment so that other women may understand the great relief and positive effects on health that come after receiving a Prenatal Massage.