CHIROPRACTORS & OSTEOPATHS
DR. MARIA DECOSSE
Dr. Maria DeCosse, D.C. is the owner and Chiropractor at Bee Well Chiropractic in Nevada City. She specializes in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic and loves adjusting the whole family! She has been on the board of The Nest since 2017. She is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Certified (aka pregnancy chiropractic). Working with a pregnant mama throughout her pregnancy helps to support her body as it goes through huge physiological changes and it keeps the pelvis and ligaments of the uterus open for baby to engage properly. It also helps with pubic bone pain, round ligament pain, acid reflux and general lower back/pelvic pain. Babies can be adjusted as soon as right after birth, which can be instrumental in helping their tiny amazing growing bodies to adapt and integrate the birthing process and any of the challenges that may arise (such as difficulty latching, colic, ear infections, constipation and torticollis).
Ultimately, getting adjusted helps to connect the communication between your brain and body (your nervous system) so that your body can be connected to its ability to heal, function and express life at the fullest! In other words, you don’t need to have pain or symptoms to come see a chiropractor - just the ability to support your body to unwind stress and be at its best expression. It is such a joy to work with moms through pregnancy and to support your little ones to do their jobs well - breastfeeding, sleeping and pooping. I look forward to working with you and your family! Papas are welcome too!
https://beewellchiro.janeapp.com ~ easy online booking!
530 Searls Ave Suite C, Nevada City CA 95959
DR. HEATHER HUNT
Dr. Heather Hunt, DC was raised in Nevada City and has been working with her father Dr. Dale Jacobson at Jacobson Chiropractic since 2009. She specializes in Pregnancy, Postpartum, Infants, Pediatric, and general wellness care. With three sons of her own, she has had personal experience with this important time. She mixes chiropractic, craniosacral, myofascial, deep muscle work, ligament release, and yoga therapy to help her patients. She also specializes in Functional Medicine and nutrition, and she can help with blood work and wellness supplement programs, particularly to support healthy pregnancies and worn-out new mommies!
Erin received her Masters Degree in Osteopathy and Naturopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. A background in classical ballet and teaching yoga inspired her to keep learning about the body. In 2019 she obtained her Doula certification and volunteered in Manos Abiertas, a non-governmental birth center and women's clinic in Guatemala. She enjoys supporting and educating women with bodywork throughout their pregnancy. Osteopathic manipulative therapy uses a combination of soft tissue techniques and joint mobilisations to find integration between different structures in the body. She practices according to the osteopathic principles, being: the body is a unit (mind, body, and spirit), the body is capable of self-healing and self-regulation, structure governs function, and there must be proper blood supply to promote immunity. Erin also specializes in pelvic floor therapy, whether it is postpartum or healing emotional trauma.
Erin teaches Yoga locally at Sweat Nevada County and Yoga Dive - her classes focus on careful attention to your body's needs and encouraging health and vitality.
I have been a physical therapist (PT) for over 20 years, and have been blessed to have been working in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area for the past 10 years. I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, acute rehabilitation, hospital, and am currently working in an integrative care setting.
Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with a variety of neurological diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, vestibular dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, pediatrics, children with a sensory processing disorder, and general balance dysfunction. I have also worked with chronic pain, cancer, fibromyalgia, Lymes, migraines, spinal and shoulder injuries, and joint replacements. My clientele includes newborns, children, adults of all ages, and a few animals.
I have also had extensive training in craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, movement re-education, reflex integration, and am a certified neurodevelopmental practitioner. I view each patient as a unique individual with a distinct health background and condition. I never use a “cookbook” approach to treatments. I seek to meet each person as an individual by thoroughly evaluating his/her health history, as well as his/her goals and strengths, before determining the best course of action for the patient and me to work together as a team
Ashlee has a deep belief in the power of women to birth their babies and in the importance for mothers and families to receive supportive birth and postpartum care. As an Ayurvedic postpartum doula, birth doula, and massage therapist it is her goal to ease the transition into parenthood for new families through nourishing food and rejuvenating bodywork. Ashlee has formally studied Nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic bodywork, Labor Doula support, Herbalism, and Ayurvedic postpartum care. Ashlee has had the joy of working with new families since 2012 in Nevada County and look forward to many more years ahead.
Somatic Movement Therapist
Ashley is a truly holistic practitioner who integrates child development, somatics, mental health, and connection to spirit and nature in her work with children and families.
She offers, play-based, somatic movement therapy for infants and children to help heal sensory processing, difficulty sleeping, nursing patterns, developmental delays, behavioral challenges, and early trauma.
She is also a parenting coach and helps parents learn ways of supporting and connecting to their children in more loving and aligned ways.
Her studies include Infant Development Movement Education through the School for Body-Mind Centering, a B.A. in Child Development, a M.A. in Infant Mental Health, yoga teacher training through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and Reiki training with the Wu Wei School of Reiki.
LESLIE STAGER, RN, LMT
Pregnancy, Birth, & New Mother Massage Specialist since 1991
Leslie offers advanced integrative bodywork tailored to your unique needs. Relieve pain, restore balance, revitalize energy, and integrate your birth experience with focused nurturing care. Using a blend of Swedish, acupressure, cranial-sacral, structural balancing, fascial release, and body-mind-breath-centering, Leslie invites you to ground into your deep body wisdom as you transit through the birth journey. Private sessions available for partners to learn acupressure and massage to support your birthing. After birth, set yourself on the path of a strong recovery--Come for renewal and “closing the bones”, diastasis recti and pelvic floor muscle assessment-attunement
Prenatal, Birth, Postnatal Massage Specialist/Instructor for 30 years
Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage™
Holistic Pelvic Care™ Practitioner
Mercier Fertility™ Massage
Integrative Pelvic Bodywork: Womb Healing, Fertility Massage, Moontime Massage
Cesarean Recovery & Scar Tissue Release
Labor & Delivery Nurse, Doula, Childbirth Educator – attended 500 births
Founder: MotherTouch Prenatal and Women’s Health Bodywork Classes & DVD’s
Author: Nurturing Massage For Pregnancy
Leslie has had a private practice for women of all ages since 1991.
Ask for a new client $10 Discount on your first visit!
Ameya has been helping postpartum mamas fully heal from birth since 2011. She is passionate about empowering new and expecting mamas to have the tools they need to experience the 4th trimester of their dreams, fully recover from birth and THRIVE, instead of just survive. She is the author of Mama’s Menu: Ayurvedic Recipes for Postpartum Healing, as well as her online postpartum recovery program, Fully Healed Mama.
In Ayurvedic postpartum care, daily oil massage is an essential part of a healthy postpartum recovery. Birthing another human being takes a tremendous amount of energy and the new mother’s tissues become very depleted, even more so while breastfeeding. Daily oil massage makes a drastic difference in the quality of a new mother’s recovery. Oil massage (abhyanga) is one of the very best things you can do for a strong postpartum recovery. Postpartum massage is not a luxury, it is a necessity after birth.
Ameya offers in-home Ayurvedic postpartum massage packages. She also offers baby massage and teaches parents how to give their babies daily oil massage to improve their health and connection.
To learn how to fully heal from birth without feeling stressed & exhausted, watch the free masterclass: https://shakticare.com/heal.
KARRI KNOWLES, CMP
Craniosacral Therapy restores the body to a balanced state by deeply soothing the nervous system, releasing physical trauma and injury within the tissue and structure of the body, increasing fluid flow throughout. Pain relief, increased mobility, deep relaxation and clarity of mind are often the outcome.
As a facilitator to the healing process I respect the innate wisdom each persons body holds and the profound mystery that is evidenced in each session.
I believe in holding a safe space by connection, trust, listening, being present and supporting you the client to experience what is comfortable and ready to be released.
Working as a team member with other therapists helps each client in being fully supported in their time of need. I see clients in conjunction with Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Psychotherapists, Neurologists and Naturopaths.
Woman, Men, Infants, Children & Teens...
I would see you to help with chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, injuries, headaches, stress, anxieties, depression, trauma and behavioral issues with tangible results. With your Infant possibly for latch or nursing difficulty, sleep troubles, digestion and simply to help them adjust after their birthing process for a healthier more balanced system to carry them into the world.
I have advanced education in Jaw and TMD/TMJ and have been a Bodyworker since 1997, Craniosacral Therapist since 2014.
VANESA LEE LANDOLT
My name is Vanesa, but you are also welcome to call me Nessa. I am a Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Folk Herbalist, Sound Healer and Musician, and Reiki Practitioner and I am thrilled to be offering my services to serve the community connected to The Nest. The foundation of my massage practice is based in Lomi Lomi, traditional Hawaiian massage that incorporates long, fluid strokes performed in dance-like motions around the table. All movements in Lomi are connected to the breath; as the practitioner’s arms alternate up and down each side of the body, like the ebb and flow of ocean waves, they are synchronized perfectly with their inhale and exhale. The bilateral stimulation of the alternating strokes and equal breathing soothes and regulates the nervous system, allowing the client to fully relax.
In my Prenatal Lomi Lomi sessions, clients are able to lie face down on the luxurious Pregnancy Massage Cushion, relieving the tension in their lower backs and hips while they are on the table. Special attention and care are given to the hands, feet and ankles, hips and lower back, in addition to the rest of the body, as these are typically areas where expecting mothers hold a lot of their tension. I integrate Reiki, aromatherapy and Sound Healing into these sessions to create an environment that feels as safe and nourishing as the womb itself. I am aware that I am serving both Mama and Baby, and strive to surround them in waves of gentle touch and Sound, utilizing Koshi Chimes, Crystal Singing Bowls, Rainstick and Ocean Drum throughout the massage. I also sing Hawaiian Lomi chants and blessings at the beginning and ending of each session.
My hope is that every mother leaves feeling more ease and nourishment in her body and mind than when she came, that they get to experience feeling held and cared for. It is my great privilege to offer these resources, that mothers and their babies might experience as much serenity during pregnancy as possible.
Song of the Selki Healing Arts
Craniosacral and Holistic Pelvic Care
Chanti has been offering bodywork since 1995 and specializes in biodynamic craniosacral therapy, acupressure, zero balancing, jin shin jyutsu, chi nei tsang, and somatic experiencing.
For women and trans men Chanti also offers Holistic Pelvic Care, internal pelvic floor and womb healing care to support fertility, birth and postpartum integration, cesarean recovery, challenges such as prolapse, leaky urine, trauma, painful sex, injuries, as well as to support connection to creativity and root power.