One of the greatest joys of massage & bodywork is working with people in the childbearing year. I specialize in orthopedic methods integrated with Spinning Babies techniques to provide parent and baby with the best chance for an easier birth. The techniques used focus on balancing the body and providing self care information for the mother to use at home so the work done in session will last much longer.
Having regular massage and bodywork in the childbearing year helps the pregnancy feel more comfortable, reduces pain, provides the chance for best position for the baby, provides a greater sense of self for mama, promotes shorter labors, reduces the need for medical intervention, and promotes easier labor and birth.
Adrienne's Prenatal Training
- 2004 Studied with midwife Brandy Ross at Sister Rosalind Schools & Clinics of Massage Therapy
- 2007 DONA trained doula
- 2007 - 2009 She had the priviledge to teach Massage & Pregnancy at Sister Rosalind's for 2 years
- 2011 Studied psoas release for the childbearing woman with Liz Koch
- 2012 Studied the woman's pelvic floor with Leslie Howard
- 2012 2013 Studied Healing Birth Stories with Maureen Campion and Sarina LaMarche
- 2012 Certified in Bodywork & Massage for the Childbearing Year by Kate Jordan
- 2012 Presented and Participated at the 3rd International Breech Birth Conference
- 2012 Studied Cardinal Movements of the Breech with Jane Evans, Midwife
- 2013 Studied Healing Birth Stories with Maureen Campion and Sarina LaMarche
- 2009 - 2017 worked with Gail Tully of Spinning Babies and Belly Mapping
2014 Studied Dyamic Body Balancing with Carol Phillips
2014 Earned Certified Preceptor status with Kate Jordan
- 2016 - now Adrienne has invented her own method of prenatal bodywork. She teaches out of Duluth, MN in the Northern Lights Wellness Professional Education studio on Superior Street.
Adrienne is continuously studying and adding to her repertoire through deep investigation of anatomy and kinesiology of the person in the childbearing year.
What are orthopedic methods?
Orthopedic method involves a combination of several techniques to dynamically balance the body. First a structural analysis is done. This determines where the tight areas versus the loose areas of your body are effecting the muscles and bones of the body. Next, if necessary, muscle testing is done to determine if there is an area of injury. Past injuries can affect your pregnancy. Addressing them before labor begins will reduce and possibly eliminate muscle spasms, cramping, or tears. Third, ahhhh, the muscles are massaged using a variety of techniques that include: relaxation, Swedish, myofascial release, strain counter-strain, muscle energy technique, and mobilization of the joints. Finally, you are shown self care methods to take home with you. This will make the bodywork last longer and give you the tools to prepare for your birth experience.