How We Can Help You
At our San Diego therapy office, we work with a full spectrum of clients. We also specialize in treating pregnant and postpartum women and their families as well as individuals who are recovering from physical and/or emotional trauma.
In a typical session, your therapist will use soothing, subtle rocking movements blended with firm deep pressure. Aimed to your body’s deeper layers and your nervous system, this will help to reduce tension and pain due to misalignments, past lingering injuries, repetitive movements, traumatic experiences and chronic stress. Always moderated to be pleasurable yet deep, most clients find this work to be both soothing and demanding in its intensity. And it is oh-so exquisitely effective!
We have been practitioners and massage therapy teachers for decades. What that means for you is that we are exceptionally knowledgeable, current, evidence-based and both thoughtful and creative in assessing and treating you. In addition to the work described above, we are highly skilled in other touch modalities, including techniques such as long, gliding and kneading movements, deep compression into trigger and pressure points, stretching and mobilization of joints, and soothing contact with the nervous system.
Expecting a baby is usually joyful, but- to be honest- it is also stressful and can be uncomfortable. Prenatal massage therapy uses techniques designed specifically to address pregnancy’s challenges. Several research studies suggest that pregnancy massage may help to:
- Encourage relaxation and reduce anxiety
- Help alleviate muscle and joint pain
- Improve breathing, digestion and sleep
- Improve mom and baby’s health by reducing the negative impacts of stress such as gestational hypertension, prematurity and low birth weight
- Help mom feel more at ease and in touch with herself and her baby
- Contribute to easier, shorter labors
- And it feels so good!
See the article Supporting Pregnancy with Massage Therapy.
After giving birth, massage therapy can help abdominal recovery; reduce the strain of baby care on mom’s body; support satisfying breastfeeding; and nurture mom and her family. Moms who are massaged tend to more quickly and fully touch their babies in loving, nurturing ways, and that leads to a more peaceful world for us all. (Article: Can More Touching Lead to Less Violence in Our Society?)
Oh, and since dads and other family members also need nurturing touch, we schedule sessions with them too!
Life’s challenges often create areas of tension, pain, and disorganization in our bodies (soma) and in our feelings (emotions). Using rhythmic movement, sensitive pressure, breath awareness, imagery, and verbal dialogue, this bodywork approach focuses on reconnecting body, mind and emotions. It can help process memory and feeling that is locked in painful or numb body areas. It is especially appropriate for pain and tension from traumatic injury and from addictive/compulsive and dysfunctional experiences. It is effective for those recovering from physical and emotional abuse and as part of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Some babies need the knowledgeable hands of a massage therapist, in addition to their own loving caregivers’ touch. Babies with structural misalignments, cerebral palsy, prematurity, digestive upset and other conditions can improve with gentle, specific massage and passive mobilizations of their joints and muscles. Parents usually learn basic and specially selected massage techniques to extend and continue the session work.
Call now to schedule a massage therapy session!
Where in San Diego
Kensington Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage
4711 Vista St.
San Diego, CA 92116
Six blocks east of I-15 on corner of Adams Ave. & Vista St. in the Kensington neighborhood of San Diego.
We schedule San Diego appointments at designated times primarily Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Professional services range in price from $80 to $180 depending on length of session and therapist.
For your first appointment, please call 858-633-3033 or email email@example.com to discuss your goals for therapeutic massage and bodywork. That way we can direct you to the appropriate therapist or refer you to another facility or type of professional if that seems in your best interest..
For a list of therapists located outside of San Diego, CA, go to our searchable directory. These talented therapists have been trained and certified in maternity massage therapy by Carole Osborne; however, each works independently and uniquely as an practitioner, and is not under direction or supervision of Carole Osborne or her associates.