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Infants + Babies
Children + Teens
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Private sessions are client centered around your intention for working together & are available for all life stages & ages being lived. Sessions can be scheduled in 30 minute increments up to 3hrs. Depending on modalities or traditions being worked with a longer session may be appropriate.
While my practice has been rooted in clinical chronic & acute pain management techniques for over a decade, I acknowledge the deep and potent connection between our physical body and our less tangible aspects of self.
Weaving clinical manual therapy techniques with heart centered whole-self care rooted in TMM (Traditional Mexican Medicine), sessions meet the client where they are at to support balance & comfort in relation to the body, mind, heart, & spirit.
I strive to provide Cultural Humility, Trauma Informed and Gender Affirming practices.
Bodywork/Manual therapy sessions are available for all ages -
Infant through Elder
Myofascial-Neurofascial Release (including Visceral Release Therapy aka Abdominal/Womb Massage) & Neuromuscular Release (including Trigger & Tender Point Release Therapy) are what anchor the clinical bridge of my manual therapy practice. Each modality has its own medicine to offer, and integrated together an individual or series of treatments can offer deep unwinding of both acute and chronic compensation patterns between all systems of the body.
The work I offer is intended to support the client in deepening a relationship with their body through learning how their body communicates via the pain/sensations felt, and allowing the nervous system to reach a state of calm and safety so that the innate ability to heal and rebalance may be accessed during & between treatments.
Bodywork is especially potent as part of a health care team including other support practitioners like Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Nutritionalists, Homeopathists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, etc. I am available for consultations regarding community practitioner suggestions/referrals.
Bodywork Treatments can address/support:
Overall wellness & regular self care
Chronic & Acute Pain Management
Injury Rehabilitation - Surgical Recovery
Nerve Pain - Neuropothies - Neurological Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis - Migraines - Sciatica
Arthritis - Inflammatory Conditions
Scoliosis - Back Pain
Pelvic Floor Imbalance
Pregnancy including Breech Balance Sessions
.........& So Much More....
Sobada de Matriz- Womb/Abdominal Massage can be supportive for those looking to become pregnant or those in their 4th Trimester to bring about physiological and energetic realignment and rebalancing.
It can also be helpful for any womb carriers who are experiencing irregular, painful, or otherwise emotionally unstable bleeding cycles; or who are looking to take steps towards overall womb health.
This is an art, an ancestral medicine that was shared with me by elders, keepers of the traditions of the Maya & Mexika people. I honor my Maestras, my Abuelitas with each womb I touch.
Prenatal - Postpartum bodywork sessions are focused on restoring & maintaining balance as your body adjusts & grows during your pregnancy journey. All emollients, modalities, & positions worked with during prenatal sessions are safe for gestating people & their babies.
Specific sessions to create space and balance within the body to assist fetal re-positioning in instances of a "Mal-Positioned" babe.ie Breech, Transverse, Occiput Posterior/"Sunny Side Up".
Sessions can be helpful for:
Stress & Pain Management
Sciatica - Neuropathies
Proper Baby Positioning for Birth incl. Breech Balance Sessions
Cultivating a Loving Relationship with Body & Baby before Labor/Birth
Postpartum Birth Story Processing & Integration
Surgical Birth Recovery
PMADs- Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Pain Management
Infant-Toddler bodywork sessions are as short as 10 min & as long as babe/child is willing to receive. Sessions consist of gentle body & energy work to support the new life's cultivation of their relationship to their own body. Sessions may also be a lesson so parents can continue to work with hands on techniques at home between sessions. Sessions are a lovely way to deepen your connection to your new babe, support their deepening a connection to themselves, and are particularly helpful in the case of birth-traumas.
When & if the client is in a space to receive guidance and/or healing in relation to matters of the heart-spirit-body-mind connection, Reiki and Traditional Mexican Medicine offerings are able to be integrated into healing sessions or can be scheduled as a session/ceremony of its own.
Reiki is an option for a gentle, whole-self support for pain management, stress/anxiety disorders, and so much more.
Traditional Mexican Medicine offerings are also available. The Ancestral Healing Wisdom I've been blessed to learn from teachers + elders is shared with an open heart. I'm blessed to share my Mexika Indigenous reclamation as healing for and with my community.
Traditional Herbal support through teas, bath/bano blends, flower essence, & other plant medicines.
Platica (heart-to-heart) is available when it may be supportive to be witnessed and to self identify areas that would appreciate acknowledgment, love, & healing.
Limpias are to cleanse the body-mind-spirit of what is ready to be released & transformed.
Sacral Steams + other Traditional Womb health services to support menstrual irregularities, overall womb health, to support fertility + more.
More info above on Sobada de Matriz (womb/abdominal massage).
Manteada de Rebozo is a Traditional bodywork/energywork offering. Gentle movement with a Rebozo (Traditional Mexican Indigenous cloth) is provided for a whole-self loosening. It is safe for all life stages + ages.
~La Cerrada de Caderas- Hip Closure is a Traditional sealing ceremony practiced in Mexico by the Indigenous people of the many Ancestral lands there. Most widely known in relation to birth, the hip closure or closing of the hips can mark any closing in life and is available for all genders, birthing or not.
Major life changes are times to be honored, marked & celebrated whether they bring excitement, uncertainty, fear, or a special mix of their own. La Cerrada can be supportive in times of loss/grief, the ending of a relationship (romantic, familial, business, land), career changes, 4th trimester healing and more.
In the context of birth, La Cerrada is done ideally during the 4th Trimester- postpartum period- and is performed to help close the physical and energetic bodies after performing the deep opening needed to give birth. After opening your whole-self to bring your precious baby earth-side, it is also important to close yourself + your postpartum experience, so you may open to being the You that is because of the bridges crossed.
La Cerrada can be a singular ceremony but/and depending on birth story circumstances a series of cerradas may be recommended to honor the full tradition and person. Each ceremony can range from 1-3hr on avg. and incorporates plant baths-banos, massage-sobada, sacred song & prayer, and so much more.
I went to Michela for prenatal bodywork, with an emphasis on wanting my 30 week baby to turn head down. She is a wealth of information and knowledge, and the next day at my OB’s office I was told my baby was head down! My pain that I had been dealing with since around 20 weeks also resolved with just one session. Can’t recommend her services enough for pregnant mamas!
Chayse M. Redway, CA (Prenatal Bodywork)