Labor Preparation Massage

Photo by Jessica Swan, MSM, LM, CPM  Photo taken at  Puget Sound Birth Center  (Kirkland, WA)

Photo by Jessica Swan, MSM, LM, CPM

Photo taken at Puget Sound Birth Center (Kirkland, WA)

 
 

prepare your body & mind

Labor and birth is a powerful force that is transformative and unpredictable. Nurturing and supportive touch can alleviate fears and empower you to go into labor with trust in your own body’s wisdom. Massage itself will not induce labor but will help prepare the body and mind to encourage the birthing process. Specific massage techniques, acupressure points, breathing, affirmations, and visualizations are used in labor preparation massage to get you ready for your labor experience.

Massage has been shown to:

  • Decrease emotional tension that delays labor

  • Release muscles to create length and space vital to the birthing process

  • Increase trust in your own body wisdom

  • Decrease fear surrounding labor and birth

RATES: In-office

75-minute massage - $115 *All prenatal sessions and postpartum massage within 6 weeks of birth must be at least 75-minutes due to extra time needed for positioning and other considerations.

90-minute massage - $130 *This is Chelsey's favorite service. 90-minutes allows time to tend to each area of the body with a few position changes. This time also allows for ample client-education time. This session length is HIGHLY recommended.

120-minute massage - $160

 

RATES: Home visit/outcall

75-minute massage - $145 *All prenatal sessions and postpartum massage within 6 weeks of birth must be at least 75-minutes due to extra time needed for positioning and other considerations.

90-minute massage - $160 *This is Chelsey's favorite service. 90-minutes allows time to tend to each area of the body with a few position changes. This time also allows for ample client-education time. This session length is HIGHLY recommended.

120-minute massage - $190

***The standard "outcall" fee is included in these rates. An additional outcall fee may be added if you live more than 20 miles from the office. If more than one person is being massaged during a single outcall session, the first person will be charged the in-home rate and subsequent sessions will be charged the usual office rate. Please email or call for details.

Accepted Forms of payment

Payment is accepted via cash, check, credit cards, debit cards, and HSA cards. Due to poor reimbursement rates, Chelsey does not bill insurance. If you would like to try to submit the sessions to your insurance company yourself, Chelsey can provide you with an invoice. Please call your insurance company ahead of time to confirm whether they will accept this from you.

*Chelsey offers massage in-office in Kirkland as well as provides home-visits to families in the greater Seattle area, Eastside, and South Snohomish county