Traditional Chinese Medicine Bodywork
Bodywork is a uniquely relaxing modality used to support general wellness and address specific health concerns. While all types of massage fall under the umbrella of bodywork, here at Love Child we offer bodywork specifically developed to support people through all of the stages of pregnancy and postpartum. Our style of bodywork, known as Tui Na massage, uses the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as the guiding principles in all of our sessions. Drawing from the wealth of knowledge offered by TCM allows our Tui Na treatments to be not only luxuriantly relaxing, but deeply healing.
Benefits of Tui Na Massage:
During pregnancy Tui Na helps to relieve muscle tension and relieve stress. As you settle into a deep relaxation, baby will benefit by a shared sense of calm. This state of ease will also invite the body to self regulate hormones as it prepares for labor.
Postpartum Tui Na can help to lift your mood and to support the muscles and organs as the body works to realign.
Preconception Tui Na allows for healthy circulation and encourages hormonal rebalancing by switching the autonomic nervous system out of the fight-or-flight state, and into the rest-and-digest mode.
Tzivya Kraus is a NYS licensed acupuncturist, a NJ licensed massage therapist, and a DONA International certified Birth Doula. She serves as a clinical supervisor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the largest East Asian Medicine school in the US, and as a clinical preceptor NYU Langone - Brooklyn where she oversees the doctoral students training in the Labor and Delivery.
With 15 years of experience practicing massage - incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Craniosacral, Reflexology and Ayurvedic modalities - Tzivya’s has focussed her expertise on women’s health. Using Tui Na and her Traditional Chinese Medicine skill, Tzivya’s practice goes beyond muscles, tendons and bones to treat you at your deepest level.
Somaliah Williams is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from the esteemed Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. The college's academic foundation is set in the tenants ofTraditional Chinese Medicine. This has equipped Somaliah with tools in meridian theory, acupressure, fire cupping, and moxa in addition to standard Eastern and Western massage modalities.
As a certified prenatal massage therapist and doula, Somaliah offers focussed therapy in prenatal care. She also has additional training in Thai Hara work, which is a massage technique targeted at an array of issues associated with digestion, reproductive health, and deep emotional blockages. During a recent trip to Thailand she completed further training in infant, prenatal and postpartum Thai herbal compress massage. Somaliah gives full-spectrum holistic care to her clients with technique, healing hands, and attunement which are the basis of her practice.
90 min Massage $175/ members, $195/ non-members
60 min Massage $125/ members, $140/ non-members