6 Week Massage Therapy Program for Moms with Anxiety
-Begins the Week of January 12, 2020
-There are limited spaces for this program in order to be more available and present for each mom. When registration fills up, please let me know if you'd like to be added to a wait list for the next time this program is offered.
-Registration opens November 29, 2019
-Registration for this program must be completed by January 3, 2020.
-Early Registration: $50 off the program if you register by December 20, 2019
Does this sound familiar?
*Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events
*Overthinking plans and solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes
*Perceiving situations and events as threatening, even when they aren't
*Difficulty handling uncertainty
*Indecisiveness and fear of making the wrong decision
*Inability to set aside or let go of a worry
*Inability to relax, feeling restless, and feeling keyed up or on edge
*Difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that your mind "goes blank"
*Muscle tension or muscle aches
*Trembling, feeling twitchy
*Nervousness or being easily startled
*Nausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome
( Descriptions of Anxiety from WebMD)
Anxiety can wreak havoc on our lives. I know! I’ve struggled with Generalized Anxiety Disorder/OCD and additionally, ADHD myself.
After having my son, my anxiety reached new levels I didn’t realize were possible. This often comes out as irritability. I am snappy with those I love and have a hard time being the mom or partner I want to be.
My son has had struggles throughout the last 8 years and I learned a really amazing parenting style that is peaceful and conscious parenting. This approach starts with the idea that I need to regulate myself FIRST. My son is learning from me. So it’s been important to prioritize my own well being. The only way to regulate myself is to be in a state that is capable of that. Anxiety drives me to be the least compassionate, empathetic or patient mom there can be.
Well, a lot of amazing things started to come together for me within a few years time. I started receiving psychotherapy which helped me tremendously and when I started in massage therapy school I started receiving massage therapy A LOT. This combination turned out to be really amazing for me. Therapy was so helpful to learn many different skills and massage therapy seemed to help me get out of head and into my body. The way I feel after a massage is kinder, more relaxed, ready to take on my day and be the mom I want to be.
Since becoming a massage therapist I knew that helping anxious moms was what I wanted to do.
Anxiety can still be a challenge for me at times but I am managing so much better.
Continuing education in Bodywork for PTSD further helped me to further understand how massage can help with a nervous system that is overly activated.
This program was designed for highly stressed and anxious moms (not diagnosed) or moms with any type of anxiety disorder that are looking for a holistic way to relieve symptoms of anxiety. It was created based off of a study that was done measuring the results of 6 weeks of massage therapy for anxiety. During the study, participants received a Swedish massage 2x a week for 45 minutes each for 6 weeks. The results showed a significant reduction in anxiety on the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scales.
This program includes:
-A free consultation to determine if the program is a right fit for you and to customize the program for your needs
-An evaluation created by Jenny Alzate, Licensed Professional Counselor and myself, Eileen Dickinson, Licensed massage therapist to help measure your results as we go and to best customize the program for your individual needs
-Massage therapy that will aid in relieving stress and anxiety
- Visualization/breathing/relaxation support to help regulate the nervous system
-Optional medicinal grade essential oils especially chosen for anxiety relief
- Homework- relaxation, breathing and potentially stretches in between sessions
- A massage therapy lesson with a supportive loved one to ensure you continue to receive these benefits at home and to strengthen your relationship with your loved one.
This program has two options:
Meet twice a week for 45 minutes ( just like the study) or
Once a week for 90 minutes, for convenience.
This is for you if...
You have anxiety
You’re a mom
You want to get out of your head and into your body
Your anxiety seems to affect your relationships with your partner and children- You know that you can be a better mom and partner if you’re feeling good
You’re willing to commit to 6 weeks of massage therapy
This is not for you if…
You are closed minded to holistic treatments
You can’t commit to your sessions and the homework in between
You’re okay with the way things are going
You’re living a perfectly zen life already
The cost of the Massage Therapy for Moms With Anxiety Disorders Program is $920. If you book by December20, 2019 you will receive $50 off the program.
*If after two weeks you aren’t seeing progress or aren’t happy with the program you can cancel the program and I will gladly refund for the services not yet rendered.
If you think this program is what you’ve been looking for- let’s set up your free 15-minute phone consultation today! During this chat we can make sure this program and my availability are a good match for you. If you have any issues scheduling a time to chat, please feel free to email me at Eileen@insafehandsmassage.com. We will find a time!