Lisa De Sousa is the owner of Compass Wellness Center
and service provider for Compass Birth Doula & Massage
Therapy LLC
 

MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES

 

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Contact via text/call at 860-800-9933 or email compassbirth@gmail.com

All massage pricing as follows:

     
30 min.   $60
60 min.   $90
90 min.   $120
120 min.   $150
90. min Labor Stimulation Massage   $140

Available packages:

4-pack of 30 minute sessions:   $200
4-pack of 60 minute sessions:   $320
4-pack of 90 minute sessions:   $440

Lisa’s doula clients receive 15% off all massage therapy services throughout pregnancy and up to eight weeks postpartum.

Hours:
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Ask about physician prescriptions and insurance coverage/reimbursement. HSA payment accepted.

Therapeutic Massage

Lisa De Sousa, LMT, CLD(CBI) provides several different types of massage therapy to a vast array of clients. The focus of her practice is to relieve pain and discomfort, increase range of motion, reduce soft tissue and fascia tension, maintain soft tissue pliability, and decrease stress. Each client receives techniques that are tailored to their individual needs. Modalities may include but are not limited to: swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, scar tissue release, stretching, acupressure, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage and gua sha. She works with several issues such as sciatic pain, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), tendonitis, chronic low back pain, and chronic muscle tension. During your first visit you will have an in depth conversation with Lisa about your needs and she will customize the session to help you achieve your goals for the session as well as long term.

Prenatal Massage

There is no need to wait until the second trimester to receive prenatal massage, first trimester massage is both safe and incredibly beneficial, especially in reducing stress. In any stage of pregnancy Lisa focuses on balancing the pelvis and addressing postural changes that may occur. Modalities may include swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, and lymphatic drainage.  Lisa uses the BodyCushion pregnancy pillow system for her pregnant clients. It allows a variety of positions including side-lying and face down, with customization for every size and shape to properly support the growing uterus and baby.

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Postpartum Massage

The Fourth Trimester is a time of rapid transition in the body, both emotionally, hormonally, and physically. The body and mind are sleep deprived and stressed and massage can provide great benefits. Postpartum massage can be received as early was 24 hours post birth, and can help the body filter excess lymph fluid, reduce muscle strain/soreness from the birth, increase relaxation which can help with breastfeeding and sleep, and is a generally well deserved treatment for a body that has worked so hard. Those that deliver via Belly Birth (cesarean) can benefit from early postpartum massages as well. Incredibly light vibration massage over the incision site can reduce inflammation and scar tissue development. Lisa also uses the BodyCushion system for her postpartum clients as it allows them to be face down with no pressure on the chest or the abdomen. Babies are welcome to join appointments in the office and remain in the waiting room with a caregiver.

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Cesarean,VBAC and Scar Tissue

Scar tissue from a cesarean can interfere with pelvic health in a myriad of ways, from pelvic imbalances and organ disruption, to long term pain and nerve interference.  Whether you want to balance and restore health to your pelvis for a future VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), reduce scar tissue in anticipation of another future cesarean, or would like to prevent or treat issues related to your scar, massage can help you reach your goals.

Labor Stimulation Massage

We all know that letting baby and the body choose the birth day is best.  However in certain situations such as post dates, health concerns, impending inductions, care provider protocols, and prodromal labor, you may be inclined to encourage things along.  This session in a full body prenatal massage with acupressure and essential oils incorporated that may stimulate the release of hormones to kick start labor.  Positional exercises may also be utilized to facilitate the optimal position for baby in the pelvis.  Only available as a 90 minute session.