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Bodywork after pregnancy is also beneficial, as your body changes quite a bit after your baby is born. Be sure to care for yourself properly after birth, so you can be in the best shape to care for your new baby!  Visceral Manipulation and Neuromenengeal techniques paired with advanced Neuroendocrine Balancing will allow you to heal in between pregnancies and promote the best situation possible for your new baby and the little siblings down the road. I also work with newborns to ensure that any traumas from the birthing process are discharged effectively, so the whole family can experience an easier transition. Issues with sleep, digestion, and the musculoskeletal system can prevent harmony in the first year of adding a new family member. The very gentle techniques I use with pediatric massage and manual therapy can be very effective.  I look forward to working with you and your baby.  

As part of my certification from Boulder College of Massage Therapy, I was taught abdominal massage and breast massage for post-labor mothers.  These two areas are often quite sensitive, and it is important to have a trusted, knowledgable therapist to meet your post-labor therapeutic massage needs.  The postural strains of breastfeeding and carrying a new baby also provide new mothers with lots of sore points that need worked out on a regular basis.  

I combine my specialized training in post natal massage with my myofascial, trigger point, and visceral manipulation, and emotional release training to provide some of the most therapeutic post natal massage that you could ever receive.   Recovering from the labor and the birth of your baby, as well as yourself into motherhood, can be a very taxing process.  I am here to assist you in your healing on both physical and energetic levels. Welcome to Motherhood!  

I have also studied pediatric manual therapy with renowned physical therapist, Jean Anne Zollers, PT.  I integrate my studies in visceral manipulation, neural manipulation, and gentle acupressure meridian therapy to effectively, efficiently, and gently alleviate common disturbances that babies experience, including:

  • Cranial bone malformation

  • Torticollis

  • Colic

  • Reflux

  • Constipation 

  • Plagiocephaly

  • Allergies

  • Parasites

  • Thoracic Injury

  • Neurological Problems, including Cerebral Palsy and Autism

Doula Heidi Long, at, offers

Vaginal Steaming as a post natal therapy! 

Postpartum Vaginal Steaming & How it relates to the Vagus Nerve

Vaginal steaming, also known as yoni steaming, pelvic steams, and v-steams, have been around in ancient indigenous cultures to Asia, Africa, Australia and South America for centuries.  It is the practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to permeate the vagina to cleanse and revitalize the uterus postaprtum.

Heidi offers vaginal steaming to any person looking to incorporate warming therapies during the vulnerable postpartum window which are important to incorporate daily as a birth parent transitions into parenthood. This particular warming therapy supports the birth parent to fully recover by boosting the immune system with warm steam and herbs tailored to their body constitution. Steam stimulates the vagus nerve which provides a direct influence of releasing more oxytocin, the hormone for "bonding, love & safety."

What are the health benefits of postpartum vaginal steaming? 

Cleansing and revitalizing of the uterus postpartum by clearing out the Lochia (afterbirth), toning of the reproductive organs, assisting with organ prolapse and incontinence experienced after a birth, disinfecting any tears or sutures, pulling out any extra water weight retained from pregnancy, increasing circulation and fertility, regulating your menstrual cycle after the birth, treating most gynecological imbalances experienced before pregnancy, treating chronic vaginal yeast infections and hemorrhoids, maintaining healthy odor, releasing Oxytocin in the body as the steam stimulates the Vagus nerve (within the vaginal walls, cervix, and uterus), and reducing vaginal dryness due to excess heat produced in the body. 

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