Nurture the mother, nurture the child. Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but it can also be uncomfortable at times. Massage therapy for the childbearing year has many benefits for the mother as well as the baby within. First, it is an essential way to relieve common aches and discomforts of pregnancy, and secondly, it can prepare your body for labor, birth, and postpartum. Receiving the passive support of massage isn’t just luxurious, it can greatly improve a sense of calm, reduce anxiety, help with sleep – it’s pretty much a necessity! Take advantage of the massage and therapy sessions we offer at our Castle Hill Fitness spa, and let us help you with your pregnancy journey.
Massage therapists that work with pregnant clients have completed continuing education and have often worked as doulas for mothers. Our pregnancy massages will help alleviate stress and physical pain as well as provide therapeutic healing for your mind, body, and spirit.
Before booking your appointment we recommend consulting with your doctor.
MEET OUR DOWNTOWN PREGNANCY MASSAGE EXPERTS
Julie is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in pregnancy/postpartum massage, deep tissue/sports massage as well as relaxation techniques. She believes in the importance of self care from 'head-to-toe, skin-to-bone, inside-to-out'---total being wellness. Julie stresses the importance of "nutritious muscles" that have the opportunity for injury recovery, detoxification, flexibility and restoration. In addition to this, her pregnant massage clients know that she is experienced in labor support and serves as a doula (birthing companion) at local hospitals. She loves to encourage anyone involved in the birthing process. Design your session to tailor fit your body's needs. Physical pain? Mental stress? While stress or pain may bring you in, allow the healthy results to keep you coming back!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2005
Born into a family that believed in whole-person wellness and preventative medicine Grace has been aware of the magic of self-healing from an early age. With over 14 years of experience, Grace has studied and practiced multiple modalities including Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Corrective Therapies, and Myofascial release techniques. Over this time she has had the honor to serve those moving through transitions in life: as hospice care for those as they have passed, and as a doula for those who are entering. Grace is passionate about working with people on a personal basis and developing relationships that guide her clients through the deep healing process.
Joined the Castle Hill Fitness Team in: 2017
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois, Lindsay and her best friend escaped the Midwest winters and moved to Austin in 2003. She obtained her LMT certification from Lauterstein Conway Massage School that same year and shortly thereafter found herself aiding athletes from around the sports world. Since 2004, Lindsay has treated everyone from Olympians to teams from University of Texas along with people of all ages and bodies. The passion to understand what her clients were going through led to Lindsay becoming a marathon runner, triathlete, and a coach for the local running group, Austin Fit.
With a lifelong desire to learn, Lindsay continues to study multiple fields of bodywork and has obtained certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Advanced Myofascial Release, and NASM personal training. She has also completed several courses in Craniosacral therapies. Along with her pursuit of education, Lindsay enjoys adventures with her family including exploring the outdoors, cooking, concerts, film, and travel.
Certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist
Joined the CHF Team in: 2017
Summer Greenlees has been a certified yoga instructor since 1997 and a licensed massage therapist since 1998.
Summer works with clients of all ages and fitness levels, utilizing a holistic approach that supports a healthy lifestyle and incorporates yoga and massage for total wellness. Below are a list of modalities that Summer offers:
Summer spent 12 years attending births as a doula and discovered the amazing benefits of prenatal Yoga during her first pregnancy. This led her to do extensive training in in prenatal and postnatal yoga and massage therapy. Summer effectively trains and prepares expecting couples for an optimal, positive birth experience using the tools of yoga and massage therapy along with breathing and movement techniques for moms to decrease stress, reduce pain, and create greater ease during birth.
Summer received the “Best Massage Therapist” award from the Austin Birth Awards in 2013.
Summer's Yoga Classes and Yoga Therapy sessions are based on a somatic approach, strongly inspired by her Yoga teacher, Donna Farhi, and her decades of experience with yoga, bodywork, and maternity support. Summer’s yoga therapy practice specializes in movement repatterning for reducing strain and tension in the body during the everyday movements of life as well as movements of the client’s exercise and fitness or yoga practice.
Her yoga series classes taught privately or in a small group session provide a foundation for the beginner or seasoned yoga practitioner to discover or re discover his or her own way of moving and being in yoga practice that is truly integrative and supportive of the individuals highest well being and personal wellness goals.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Her additional certifications include:
Joined the Castle Hill Fitness Team in: 2018
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