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Labor and Postpartum Massage – Ithaca
August 21, 2017 - August 23, 2017
The Childbearing Cycle is a sacred and transformative time for women. Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience while labor, childbirth and postpartum can be challenging. As massage therapists we can offer support and nurturing. The benefits of touch for a Laboring and Postpartum Mother are profound. In a caring and nurturing environment we will explore positioning, massage techniques and communication appropriate during Labor and Postpartum. It is a beautiful and heart centered practice to offer bodywork during the childbearing cycle. In this two-day workshop students will gain a deeper understanding of the physiology of labor, understand physical and hormonal shifts and learn techniques that work to offer relief and support for a woman during one of the most empowering and important events in her life. Positioning and comfort measures will be discussed as well as contraindications.Danielle Guillet approaches bodywork, yoga and teaching with a sense of reverence and curiosity. Her love of traditional healing arts coupled with an educational background in biology has offered her a deep respect for the innate healing ability of the body and mind. Danielle earned a BA in Biology in 2000 and attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2002. She has been specializing in prenatal massage since 2005. In 2008 Danielle joined the teaching staff at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mount Kisco, NY.After her son was born, Danielle became passionate about healthy choices in childbirth for mothers, families, and babies. She then trained and certified as an Infant Massage Instructor, Yoga Teacher and completed level 1 Little Flower yoga for children. In addition Danielle is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator and a DONA trained Birth Doula.Danielle offers prenatal yoga classes, Infant Massage workshops, Childbirth Education classes and Birth Doula services in Westchester.For more information, please visit www.treeoflifehealingarts.com