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Prenatal & Postpartum Massage

Ease pregnancy discomforts and post-birth tension with our specialized massage treatments. Our custom “belly down” massage tables offer you a therapeutic level of stress relief and comfort.
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An Exceptional, Tension-Reducing Experience For Expectant or New Parents

Relax, mama, your body has been working hard. At Blooma, we totally get it – growing a tiny human (or recovering from birth) can be exhausting! Here you’ll find a supportive community of people who understand you, ready to give you the gift of relaxation with our specialty massages, tailored to your unique body.

Our expert therapists will make sure you’re comfortable every step of the way, and use gentle techniques to ease all those pregnancy pains, like swollen feet and an achy back. (psst: we’ve got your non-pregnancy aches covered, too)

So book that appointment and drop by our South Minneapolis studio. And we’ll make sure you leave here feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to tackle the rest of your week.

Experienced Therapists
Daily Appointment Availability
Safe & Effective Care
Convenient Minneapolis Location
Wide Variety of Formats
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Specialized Pregnancy Tables

The Secret Ingredient: "Belly Down" Tables

Want to hear our secret?

(Stomach sleepers, you may want to be sitting down for this.) All our prenatal massages are available on specialized, weight-relieving, belly down tables, designed to let you completely relax.

We’ll help you get comfy in a safe and supported way. Let us take the weight off your back in ways you may not have felt for a long time, so you can focus on the good stuff.

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Massage Specialties & Prices

Each massage is tailored to the pregnant person. Some practitioners use a side-lying position, and some use a variety of cushions or a table with a belly hole to help you drift into a comfortable and relaxed position. Each therapist is trained in the unique aspects of working with pregnant bodies, for a safe and therapeutic session.
A massage session tailored to the first twelve weeks postpartum–our therapists know how to give you extra special care during this extra special time.
This healing massage utilizes the application of a castor oil pack with heat, followed by an abdominal massage from a birth and postpartum doula. Please allow for 1 hour including 10 minutes before and afterwards to discuss your specific situation, and to process and offer techniques you can continue to use at home. Appropriate from 12 weeks postpartum (with a well-healed scar) to many years after.

Experience the gentle touch of craniosacral therapy, a non-invasive approach rooted in science. Get relief from migraines, neck and back pain, stress-related issues, orthopedic concerns, and even dental discomfort.

From soothing colic, easing crying and relieving misshapen skulls in babies to aiding children with attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, autism, and learning challenges, craniosacral therapy offers a nurturing touch.

It’s also an effective option for accident recovery, delicately releasing muscle adhesions and tension in the sacrum and cranium. Embrace the power of gentle healing with craniosacral therapy.

Using light touch and gentle movement, Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) blends Myofascial Unwinding and Craniosacral Therapy to treat physical and emotional trauma that can occur at any time in one’s life. By releasing tension and inhibiting patterns, the body and mind can be restored to a state of balance that helps you live life in better harmony. If you are pregnant, this therapy can help align the body for ease of pregnancy and delivery.

DBB can help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, TMJ disorder, brain fog, relieve and prevent migraines, assist in recovery from injuries and concussions, release tension and reduce pain. The effects of DBB can feel both subtle and profound. This therapy is performed fully clothed – please wear light and comfortable clothing.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, surgery, reduction of swelling, indigestion, discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can assist and help find relief in the following ways: Stress Reduction, Body Fluid Balance, Headaches & Migraines, Body Aches, Lethargy, and Mental Health.
Intended to restore balance and alignment to specific areas of concern, this practice incorporates assisted stretching, targeted myofascial release techniques, organic Hawaiian body oil, and the use of hot stones.
Intended to restore balance and alignment to specific areas of concern, this practice incorporates assisted stretching, targeted myofascial release techniques, organic Hawaiian body oil, and the use of hot stones.
Lymphatic massage to encourage healthy flow and drainage of lymphatic fluid in the chest, breasts, and armpits. Regular lymphatic chest & breast massage support in reducing breast pain, swelling, inflammation, cysts, and muscle tension. The session will include education to empower you to practice your own breast/chest massage at home along with resources.

Mayan Abdominal Therapy, rooted in ancient wisdom and modern expertise, provides a multitude of benefits for expectant mothers.

This gentle yet effective approach focuses on nurturing the health and alignment of the pelvic organs, offering relief from common discomforts associated with pregnancy such as back pain, digestive issues, and pelvic congestion.

By promoting healthy circulation and restoring balance to the body, this gentle bodywork helps expectant mothers experience greater comfort and vitality as they navigate the transformative journey of pregnancy while preparing the body for childbirth.

Prepare your body for the journey ahead. Our specialized Prenatal Pressure Point Massage, designed exclusively for those 38+ weeks pregnant, seamlessly integrates pressure point techniques to guide your body toward labor readiness. Complemented by a soothing full-body massage, we focus on both relaxation and purposeful preparation. Embrace this transformative moment with gentle care and expertise.

Experience the benefits of Mayan Abdominal Therapy as you journey through the transformative period of postpartum recovery.

Mayan Abdominal Therapy provides relief to common postpartum discomforts such as pelvic pain, abdominal cramping, and uterine positioning issues, fostering faster recovery and restoring vitality to your body.

During your postpartum session, a specially trained therapist will use precise techniques to encourage uterine realignment, improve circulation, and alleviate tension. Beyond physical healing, Mayan Abdominal Therapy offers emotional nourishment and support for new mothers, providing a safe space to process their birthing experience and cultivate a deep sense of self-care.

Tap into the transformative power of Reiki, a holistic practice that promotes healing on multiple levels. Calm anxiety, restore energy balance, and release tension and stress from both body and mind with the gentle touch of Reiki therapy.

By channeling universal life force energy, Reiki facilitates the natural healing processes within your body, promoting physical and emotional well-being. Experience the profound effects of Reiki’s hands-on, light-touch approach, and enhance your session with the option to incorporate crystals upon request.

A relaxing massage tailored to your unique needs. Relax, unwind, and get relief from your aches and pains.

Professional Massage Therapists

Our massage therapists come from many different backgrounds and specialties, offering a wide range of therapeutic massage techniques.

Kristy Downing

Kristy received extensive anatomy training at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where her career in massage began. Her commitment to continuous learning has led her to gain specialized training in Prenatal Massage, Mayan Abdominal Therapy, and Ashiatsu massage techniques. Her comprehensive approach to massage therapy ensures that each client receives personalized care tailored to their specific needs.

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Molly Hajkova

Molly is a CMT with a background in prenatal and postnatal Swedish massage—integrating aspects of Thai Bodywork and Lomi Lomi techniques.
She completed her training with the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand in September of 2017, and Swedish prenatal and postpartum massage training with Jaina Portwood of Radiant Life Yoga in Minneapolis, MN in 2019. She is certified in Reiki level 1 through Shambakla Integral Therapias in the lineage of Micao Usui. She enjoys customizing her approach to meet the needs of each individual client, guiding her work with focused presence.

Jessica Lantz

Jessica graduated with her CMT from Aveda Institute in 2016 with the knowledge of many modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point and pressure point massage.
She also received her prenatal certification through the Institute of Somatic Therapy. She offers prenatal and postnatal massage. During her career as a massage therapist she’s had the privilege of providing several hours of therapeutic massage to clients who have sustained sports related injuries and injuries due to motor vehicle accidents both acute and chronic. Jessica has always felt that massage therapy is a truly healing modality. While it works to relieve and heal the stress and pain in our physical body it can simultaneously calm and balance our emotional and mental sense of wellbeing. To that end it is her personal goal and honor to provide each client with an experience designed to benefit their particular needs.

Gretchen Pearson

Gretchen hopes to help facilitate your health using the tools she’s been studying for the past nine years: Massage Therapy, Yoga, and Whole Body Elemental Health Education.
Her goal is to create a personalized massage experience to fit your body’s specific needs, starting with a basic outline, Nourishing Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, Myofascial Therapy Release, Sports Therapy, Prenatal / Postnatal Massage. Based on your needs she then combines reflexology, acupressure, stretching, range of motion, trigger point therapy, cupping, and shiatsu to create your personalized experience. Clients may choose a specific treatment in any of the above if they prefer to focus on one modality. She is confident that together you can co-create a more vibrant and healthy you, and also offers half-hour one on one elemental health education consultations. Practicing massage therapy and health education is an ongoing blessing; she wakes up every day excited and grateful to be a part of that journey into health for all who come.

Suzie Shoultz

Suzie feels drawn to practicing massage and finds great comfort in being able to help others achieve their best selves by assisting in their health care needs.

Suzie is a 2014 graduate of Soma Institute of Massage school in Chicago. She has been practicing pre and postnatal massage for almost 10 years. One of the most rewarding parts of working with pre and postnatal mom’s is knowing that you were able to ease the challenges of pregnancy.
Suzie is trained in prenatal, postnatal, myofascial and neuromuscular work. She is also a Reiki practitioner, craniosacral therapist, trauma informed and certified birth doula. Suzie is always working towards learning new techniques to enhance your treatment.
Suzie is very spiritual and holistic in her practice. Energy is a huge part of the body. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical or emotional pain. These energy blocks can cause illness. Improving the flow of energy can enable relaxation, pain reduction and reduce symptoms of illness.
In her spare time, Suzie is a new home owner. She is three generations plus one. New hobbies are yard work, 4 small gardens and searching for a pet. Favorite quote, “Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret to happiness!” J.M.Barrie

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Megan Collins

Megan (She/Her) has been practicing soft tissue techniques and bodywork for the past 6+ years and is passionate about using techniques that help assist the body in healing itself rather than hindering its natural processes.

She has explored many avenues of soft tissue techniques and is trained in medi cupping, massage cupping, facial cupping, active release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and dry needling. Megan truly believes that these techniques can help decrease pain and tension, improve movement, and kickstart relaxation processes in the body which in turn helps rejuvenate both mental and physical health.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. They also enjoy all the animals they have in the house, including a dog, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, a corn snake, and a chameleon. They love spending time outside and exploring new ice cream, coffee, or donut shops!

Darcy Holderman

Darcy is trained in a variety of massage and healing modalities that release tension, relieve pain, ease the mind and spirit, and create balance throughout a person’s entirety.

The foundation of her work is built upon the importance of nervous system regulation and relaxation which are necessary for lasting change and good health. Each bodywork session is guided by knowledge and intuition, creating a space where the body can heal and become a catalyst towards living a vibrant life.

She earned her certificate in Massage Therapy at Northwestern Health Sciences University where she was educated in anatomy and a variety of massage techniques. Interested in the subtle aspects of our being, Darcy studied Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. She is certified in Dynamic Body Balancing, a modality that can be especially helpful for proper alignment during pregnancy and delivery. Additionally, Darcy holds a certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies.

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Massage FAQ

We recommend receiving healing touch throughout your entire pregnancy, unless otherwise indicated by your healthcare provider. We have specialty belly down massage tables to accommodate your growing body, as well as prenatal yoga massage therapists who will tailor your massage to your specific needs.

You can book a massage online below, by calling us at 612-223-8064 or emailing info@blooma.com to assist you with scheduling.

We can make this happen. You can either purchase a gift card for the amount of the massage online, pick up a gift card in studio, or you can call 612-223-8064 to pre-pay for an already booked massage.

While we do appreciate a 48 hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your massage, we will never charge a cancellation fee for anything birth/pregnancy related.
A specialty massage designed to relax and prepare your body for labor, acting as a meditative session with focus on specific pressure points and some gentle effleurage.
We are equipped with two specialty belly down massage tables to support you. They are a safe and effective way to find comfort as your body continues to change. We often hear from clients that the belly down table is when they feel most comfortable during their pregnancy.

Unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider, you may receive a prenatal massage at any time during your pregnancy.

Let us know if you need an itemized receipt for health insurance reimbursement purposes. We are happy to provide them. Reach out to info@blooma.com for assistance.

Just give us a call at 612-223-8064 or contact your massage therapist directly.

We appreciate 48 hours’ notice before your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you may be charged for the session. To cancel more than 24 hours in advance, you can do so on the Mindbody Online app; If less than 24 hours, please call us at 612-223-8064.

Serving You In The Twin Cities Metro Area

Getting to our studio is easy and the parking is plentiful.

Book A Massage

If booking a prenatal massage, please indicate how far along you are & any additional information you’d like your practitioner to know. Email info@blooma.com or call (612) 223-8064 for additional assistance. A credit card on file is required to book a massage service, but will not be charged until time of service.

Give The Gift Of Massage

Treat someone special to a massage at Blooma. Gift cards available.
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