The Mommy Spa
Specialists in Pregnancy Massage
Welcome to The Mommy Spa 
Specialist in Pregnancy Massage.  
Offering family friendly Therapeutic Massage for every-body!


The Mommy Spa 
1685 Westwood Drive #9, SJ 95125

Located in Willow Glen - off Meridian inside the Dao Healing Center


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The Mommy Spa

Specialist in Pregnancy Massage & Postpartum Therapy. We offer "results-based" Therapeutic Massage for injury &  surgical recovery, stress reduction, chronic pain reduction, energy and  healing modalities, guided meditation & visualization and Oncology  Massage for people living with cancer.

Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit with a relaxing and healing massage in the casual and friendly Dao Healing Center in Willow Glen.
 
HSA account?  Yes we can process payments on your HSA card - in office only.
We'd be happy to check your policy to see if massage is covered by your plan.  

Our therapist, Lindsay MacInnis,  is well versed in working in a collaborative manner with other health & wellness practitioners, Licensed Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and OB/GYN, Oncology, Orthopedic & Cardiology doctors.


Communication is key in therapeutic work.  Your practitioner will be talking to you, asking questions about how you use your body in your day to day activities, your stresses, your nutrition.  It may seem like we're chatting, but we are assessing the pathology of your body's aches and pains.
 
This is not silent, over-priced, lotion-application-spa-style massage.  During your initial visit; the practitioner will be getting to know you, to know how better to serve you as part of your health & wellness team.

Our special massage techniques reverse the negative effects of stress, repair damaged muscle tissue, and remove pain and stiffness throughout your body. The Mommy Spa therapists use a range of massage techniques that improve circulation, detoxify your body, relieve tension, improve digestion, enhance muscle tone, and increase mental alertness. Our massages not only benefit the body, they benefit the mind as well. Experience mental and spiritual healing as your mind releases stress and worry, and allows a renewed sense of energy and emotional well-being to enter your spirit.

Our massages promote:www.WomensInitiative.org

  • Emotional Balance
  • Relaxation
  • Physical Healing
  • Improved Digestion
  • Improved Mobility
  • Pain Relief
  • Detoxification
  • Increased Energy
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improved Sleeping Patterns
  • Stress Reduction
  • Increased Productivity

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Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri             9:00AM - 2:30PM  

          
Saturday                           9:00AM - 4:00PM


Group Workshops, New Moms Groups and Women's Wisdom Circles
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Easing the Discomforts of Pregnancy

Making a human is hard work!  Nine months of pregnancy can seem like a long time – especially if you are experiencing physical discomfort and pain. For the body, it is a relatively short period for the vast hormonal and structural changes that occur during this time. Pregnancy Massage can offer relief to the many aches and pains associated with these changes.

A 30% - 50% increase in blood volume and other body fluids can result in a variety of discomforts including lymphedema and pregnancy induced carpal tunnel symptoms. During pregnancy our circulatory and lymphatic systems become rather sluggish, causing a myriad of symptoms and discomforts. Staying well hydrated and regularly engaging in passive aerobic activities like walking and swimming are your best defense in the prevention of lymph-edema in swollen hands and feet. Light, lymphatic drainage massage and skin brushing are very beneficial in relieving this issue and regular massage can reduce recurrence.

As your body changes - heavy breasts and an extended belly pull the body forward. The natural response to this is to lean back to compensate for the weight on the front of the body. This creates a strain to the mid and low back; as we extend our head forward to see over the belly we often experience pain in the neck and shoulders. As the baby grows, ribs are pushed up, organs are crowded; a variety of pains can result.

In the third trimester as the hips begin to move, widening in preparation for childbearing, the piriformis muscle  is pulled tight often resulting in hip, leg and sciatic nerve pain.

Therapeutic Massage

Do you live in Silicon Valley? Are you dealing with constant stress or a poor ergonomic work station? Do you suffer from chronic pain?  Are you recovering from injury, surgery or illness? Therapeutic massage can help you feel better, heal faster, improve your sleep, mood and energy level.

A therapeutic massage session may include a blend of techniques including: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Friction, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Petrissage, Tapotement, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Acupressure, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Facilitated Stretching, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and more. Communication plays an important part in a therapeutic massage session. Instead of working mostly in silence(as in your basic relaxation massage); your practitioner will be periodically checking in with you, asking questions about levels of pain. Your therapist may ask about referred pain, range of motion issues, and other questions that pertain to the current status of your body.

A therapist's hands can feel tension, adhesions and scar tissue in a muscle or tightness in connective tissue; but only the client can "feel" whether there is pain.Communication between client and therapist is imperative for optimal results and healing. Let your practitioner know when you feel pain or tightness; you may also let her know if something feels really good. The therapist does not heal you, but rather helps your body heal itself by helping to open energetic pathways, breaking up scar tissue and increasing circulation to problem areas.

Will this session be relaxing?  Absolutely!  Your session will consist of a blend of therapeutic and soothing relaxation techniques.  Remember, this is YOUR session.  If you are feeling exhausted and just want to “zone out” - just say so!  Only you know how your body feels. Help your practitioner provide you with the care you need by openly communicating your expectations, your needs and concerns.