Touch is the most basic and universally understood method of healing the body – and calming the mind. Massage Therapy not only relieves pain, it can improve flexibility, increase mental focus and improve athletic performance.
Wellness Massage $80 – 55 minutes
Wellness Massage combines a variety of techniques to produce a relaxed physical and mental state. This treatment is customized to your needs, focusing on areas that are bothing you the most. Quieting the mind and focusing on breathing deeply through the diaphragm can help tremendously througout this treatment to become completely relaxed.
Prenatal Massage $85 – 55 minutes
Prenatal Massage takes into consideration the possible discomforts many women feel during pregnancy. Tension in the neck, back, and feet are normally our main focus. Warm towels can be used on hands and feet to aid in comfort and relaxation throughout the entire body. Gentle, soothing strokes and careful positioning relieve pressure in areas that may be holding stress. This treatment is customized to each client’s needs.
Labor Massage – That’s right, massage while you journey through birth. (On Call basis – $100 per hour)
Research finds that women who received massage during labor experienced decreased levels of anxiety and pain. Massage serves as a distraction to labor and contraction discomfort. It is believed that sending the brain pleasurable sensations will help override pain signals from the uterus. Acupressure points can be utilized during contractions to decrease the level of pain. The time between contractions can be used to massage tired, clenched and cramping muscles. Managing pain during labor decreases the need for epidural anesthesia and therefore the need for later medical intervention. Availability is unpredictable depending on time and location.
Infant Massage Consultation – $65
Are you looking for a new daily routine to help you and your baby relax before bedtime? Infant massage often helps improve sleep schedules and reduces tension and stress for both baby and for the caregiver as well. (That’s YOU) Cost varies and is based on session time. Typically about $1 per minute. Please call or email me with any questions you may have, phone consultations are free. 812-212-9512
In-Home Postpartum Massage – 55 minutes – $150
Congratulations! Pregnancy, birth, and newborn care can be exhausting, and it is crucial to make time to take care of yourself. This means resting as much as possible for at least two weeks, enlisting the support of family and friends to prepare meals, do laundry and other household tasks, and care for other children so that your body can heal. It also means getting a massage that can help your body and mind feel stronger.
Postpartum massage is good for many reasons. It can assist in releasing the tension your body is holding from the birth, and guide your body back into realignment. A massage within the first week not only feels wonderful, it relieves sore muscles by releasing built up lactic acid. By focusing on the pelvic region and ribs, it supports and enhances the process of realigning your body to it’s pre-pregnancy state. It encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to their normal position, and aids the uterus in returning to its normal size. Postpartum massage also alleviates tightness in the shoulders, neck, and arms associated with the care and feeding of an infant, and can help with some breastfeeding challenges. It can also help reduce fatigue by helping the mother regain her vital energy.
With a normal vaginal birth, the ideal time to receive your first postpartum massage is three days after delivery. A woman who had a cesarean birth may not be ready until a week or two after she arrives home.
In-home post-partum massage is available within a 20-mile radius of my Carmel Studio. For longer distances, an extra travel fee may apply.
Energy Work-Reiki $70 – 55 minutes
(I have been a Reiki Master Teacher for 15 years)
A reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
*this treatment can be added to any massage for $25
Chakra balancing helps to bring about an optimal flow of energy through each chakra, and create balance in the sense that energy is more evenly distributed through the chakras. Many describe this as very relaxing and calming as if they are lighter and balanced. This treatment is done on the surface of the skin and in the energy field. Balancing can be done fully clothed or over a sheet when added to other therapy treatments.
*Regular monthly clients recieve a discounted rate.
Two Convenient Locations!
Cara Mehlon Birth and Wellness Studio – Carmel, IN
Sacred Roots Birth Center
6620 Parkdale Pl Suite K, Indianapolis, IN 46254