Bethany Fessenden

A Natural Approach To Better Health

Beth has been practicing massage therapy since 2010. She has experience working in both a spa and a fitness center, with a wide variety of clients who have a vast range of ailments. (i.e. sciatica, rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, chronic migraine, spondylolisthesis, muscle sprain/strain). She specializes in deep tissue, active release, trigger point therapy, and prenatal massage with certification in Spinning Babies- to help spin babies out of breech positioning to make for a more successful l...

Beth has been practicing massage therapy since 2010. She has experience working in both a spa and a fitness center, with a wide variety of clients who have a vast range of ailments. (i.e. sciatica, rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, chronic migraine, spondylolisthesis, muscle sprain/strain). She specializes in deep tissue, active release, trigger point therapy, and prenatal massage with certification in Spinning Babies- to help spin babies out of breech positioning to make for a more successful labor with less interventions. She is licensed as a massage therapist, a certified Thai yoga massage practitioner, and certified Cupping therapist. She holds a degree in Biomedical Science from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Beth is also a professional birthing Doula. Beth is also a professional birthing doula and is currently available for consultations. If you are interested in learning more about a doula, or having one at your birth and postpartum period, please contact Beth!

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

OH # 14140

Education
2010

Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Thai Massage

Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. The therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing. Thai massage is done on a padded mat on the floor, and also can be done on a massage table. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. You are asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the massage.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient and effective modality widely used in traditional Chinese medicine over thousands of years in China. The Cup is usually made from glass or plastic. Suction is created on the skin and the cup will adhere to the skin for up to 20 minutes. With the suction, the negative pressure in the cup stimulates the local acupuncture point; to increase blood flow, to loosen up local tight muscles, to relieve pain, to detoxify, and to re-balance the relative organ function. Generally there are no side effects. Most commonly, it may leave temporary cup marks on the skin, which usually happens in the first one or two treatment sessions. The marks will gradually subside and disappear within one to two weeks. Some of the many ailments that cupping can help are: sports injuries,neuromuscular conditions, sinus pressure, TMJD, scars and stretch marks, orthopedic conditions, cellulite reduction, myofascial release, migraines, constipation, fibromyalgia, skin rejuvenation, etc.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and the therapist will adjust their techniques accordingly.

Coaching

Doula

A doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides information, emotional and physical support to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth. A doula meets with the pregnant woman and her support team in the end of her pregnancy to discuss and prepare for the upcoming birth. She answers questions and provides information and guidance to prepare the birthing team. During the birth, she is there continuously to coach the laboring woman through her contractions, to provide physical and emotional support, to facilitate labor progression, and to support the birth team. She is a constant calming and knowledgeable presence during the labor. After the baby has been born, the doula stays with the family to help them settle in. She leaves them to bond and rest when everything has settled down. The doula is available to the new family to answer questions and meets with them soon after the birth to make sure all is well and to help them process the birth experience. The doula does not replace the partner. Instead, she enhances the support of the partner so that he or she can be there for, and love on the laboring woman. A doula helps to take the pressure off of the partner to allow them to enjoy the experience.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Gua Sha
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage

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