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Oxomohco Birth & Body Work offers prenatal and postpartum massage, as well as birth education for mothers and families. We serve Santa Clara County in California and look forward to seeing you.

*WE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED AND WILL BE TAKING NEW CLIENTS BEGINNING NOV 2023**

Please check out our most recent blog for service updates beginning Jan 2024.

4546 El Camino Real, Suite 207, Los Altos, CA 94022

831-756-0383

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  • Is pregnancy massage safe?
    It is safe for you to receive a pregnancy massage at any point during your pregnancy. Your massage will be adapted to your specific needs as you will have a mini- interview (Intake) with your therapist before getting onto the table. During this time your therapist will ask you questions and ensure it is safe to continue the service; and you will have time and space to ask questions as well.
  • Will I be laying on my belly?
    At no point during your pregnancy will a pregnancy massage require you to lay on your belly. Prenatal massage is done laying on your side with appropriate pillows allocated for your comfort. There are some massage tables that have a belly cut out to safely lay on your belly; however, at Oxomohco we do not have these tables available for you.
  • Will I be laying on my back?
    If you choose to receive a belly massage you will be properly cushioned and laying on your back for no more than 5-10 min. It is said to not be safe to lay flat on your back for an extended period of time during your 2nd or 3rd trimester which is why you will not be in this position longer than 10min. In addition, you will be properly cushioned to avoid any potential discomfort or harm to you or your baby.
  • Will my belly be massaged?
    Belly massage is completely up to you. You have the option of a belly massage, and your therapist will check in with you before the massage and during the massage to ensure it is something you want to continue with.
  • Is belly massage safe?
    The belly massage provided at Oxomohco is perfectly safe during any part of your pregnancy. The massage is very gentle and slow so as to not potentially cause nausea or discomfort. In addition, this massage will not be impacting your baby as the technique will not be moving your baby at all. The intention of this part of the massage is to release tension in the hips and ribs. It is a very gentle massage, and we will be checking in with you at all times. You will also be invited to feel what your therapist is feeling and they will teach you how to massage your belly at home. You can always say no to belly massage as this is your session and your body. You are not obligated to have anything done to you which you do not wish to receive.
  • How soon can I receive a massage after birth?
    It is safe for you to receive body work as soon as you feel comfortable. If you plan to wear a belly bind within the first 40 days it would be most beneficial to have your first session within the first 5-10 days postpartum. Anytime within the first 40 days is highly recommended, however your comfort is most important so you get to decide.
  • Can I receive a massage if I had a vaginal birth or a Cesarean?
    The type of birth you had only reflects in how your message is given and not IF it is given. You will always have a check in with your therapist before beginning your massage to ensure your body is honored and respected for comfort and relaxation.
  • What if I don't have help at home and my baby needs me?
    Your baby is welcome to join us during our time together. Sometimes the baby just wants to be near mom and that is okay. Your therapist can work around them if they want to be on you or next to you. If we need to pause so you can calm them down or feed them that is okay also.
  • How soon can I receive massage after birth?
    It is safe for you to receive body work as soon as you feel comfortable. If you plan to wear a belly bind within the first 40 days it would be most beneficial to have your first session within the first 5-10 days postpartum. Anytime within the first 40days is highly recommended, however your comfort is most important so you get to decide.
  • Can I receive a massage if I had a vaginal birth or a Cesarean?
    The type of birth you had only reflects in how your massage is given and not IF it is given. You will always have a conversation with your therapist before beginning your massage to ensure your body is honored and respected for comfort and relaxation.
  • What if I don't have help at home and my baby needs me?
    Your baby is welcome to join us during our time together. Sometimes baby just wants to be near mom and that is okay. I can work around them if they want to be on you or next to you. If we need to pause so you can calm them down or feed them that is okay also.
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