Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
There are many benefits of pregnancy massage. Some of these include lower risk of premature birth and induction, shorter labors with fewer complications, decreased pain and anxiety, easier physical post-partum recovery, and lower risk of post-partum depression. And it just feels great!
How It Works
Our Massage Therapists
The Get Babied Doula Collective is pleased to offer the services of two great prenatal massage therapists as part of your Get Babied Package, or as an a la carte add-on to any woman seeking prenatal massage (or postpartum massage, or massage for supportive dads or family members). You can choose whichever therapist you would like for any of your appointments. Both of their calendars are available below for you to arrange the perfect time and perfect session for your needs online. Both therapists also arrange appointment scheduling via phone or email with their contact info included in their bios below. Mandy Toavs of Heirloom Midwifery does massage in-house at the Get Babied Doula Collective (1825 E 28 1/s St. Austin TX 78722), while Hannah Ford of Mint Massage Therapy has her own home studio just a few blocks North of Get Babied (5305 Peacedale Ln Austin TX 78723). If you are booking a massage as part of your package, please do not make any additional payment as this is in included in your services. If you are booking a massage a la carte outside of your package, you can make online payment here.
Mandy Toavs CPM, LM holds holistic belief’s surrounding health and wellness that have guided her to the understanding that bodywork is vital to supporting the body’s process of healing. She studied massage therapy at the New Mexico College of Natural Healing. Mandy has been a birth professional since 2001 and a Certified Professional Midwife since 2010. In 2008 Mandy participated in an internship serving primarily an Amish population in rural Wisconsin. She is a member of the Association of Texas Midwives and is certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®, thereby offering massage therapy services as well. Mandy lives in east Austin with her husband and two children, both born at home with midwives. Contact Mandy directly at email@example.com or 512-909-2290
Hannah Ford LMT, MTI is a mother of two who loves using bodywork to relax, relieve, and support families on the journey from preconception through parenthood! She is a graduate of Austin’s Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, where she now teaches hands-on classes as a member of the faculty. Hannah specializes in bodywork for the childbearing year, including specific therapeutic techniques for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She is trained in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, as well as Swedish, deep, sports, and shiatsu massage modalities. Hannah also offers postnatal outcall massages, couples massage, and chair massage for events. Contact Hannah directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-293-5100
Yvonne Constancio, L.Ac. earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA, Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Austin, Texas. Yvonne does not provide prenatal or pregnancy treatment specifically, but supports the Get Babied community by specializing in fertilty, first trimester symptoms, postpartum mind and body rehabilitation, and support for dads, friends, and family of the Get Babied Community. Yvonne believes our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal themselves. Yvonne uses her knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine, mind, heart, and intuition to discover what your body and spirit need. Using acupuncture, Asian bodywork, and herbal medicine she will address any physical and spiritual imbalances at the root, thus eliminating your symptoms. You can also contact Yvonne directly to schedule an appointment 512.433.0950 email@example.com