A Registered Massage Therapist
Holistically + Wholeheartedly.
Natasha's practice is committed to supporting individuals with Biological Female Anatomy + Hormones.
She has 16 years of experience as a RMT
and Continuing Education in Osteopathy, Natural Nutrition + Pelvic Pain/Dysfunction. Through her own personal journey Natasha has developed a keen interest in Pelvic Health, Hormone Health
why massage therapy?
It can help with
Short term benefits:
Decrease anxiety and improve mood.
Stimulates the release of serotonin (neurotransmitter involved in mood, sleep and memory).
Activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System (Rest-and-digest).
Long term benefits: Pain reduction and water retention.
Stimulates the release of endorphins (natural pain relievers).
Promotes circulation and lymph flow to relieve abdominal bloating and swelling.
Research has shown that increased levels of stress hormones can subsequently suppress ovulation in women causing a condition called "Stress-induced reproduction dysfunction". Massage as a stress reduction tool can help restore hormonal imbalances and increase blood flow to reproductive organs to help reestablish normal menstruation.
Massage can have a powerful influence in decreasing the effects of stress, anxiety and depression. It helps calm the nervous system and reduce cortisol levels.
The relaxation effect is further enhanced by the release of endorphins and serotonin which work together to produce that 'feel good' response.
Massage can be beneficial during all three stages of postpartum recovery: immediate, puerperium and extended recovery.
Some of the benefits include:
Elimination and cleansing
Decrease in physical fatigue
Muscle balancing and strengthening
Reduction of scar tissue (if recovering from a c-section)