Wellness for life.
From life to death the human body seeks wholeness, nurture, and wellness. Moksha Massage & Wellness supports from the beginning of pre-conception, to pregnancy, birth, postpartum, to infants and children, adults, and through to the end of life.
Jessie Bernstein (she/her) is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, specializing in oncology and pregnancy/postpartum massage, and infant massage instruction. Jessie’s approach involves coming up with a plan together with her clients to support their unique needs. She’s supported individuals with a variety of health challenges including chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, scar tissue, depression and more.
I provide a variety of services for folks of all ages. Whether you want to relax, and zone out or are in need of some stretching, headache relief, back pain and more. My specialities are working with birthing people during their pregnancy and their postpartum recovery, as well as, working with those impacted by cancer.
Types of massage & services offered:
The most common, relaxing, nurturing massage for your mind and body. This type of massage can vary in pressure from light to deep, depending on your preferences without using deep tissue techniques.
A modality that allows a deep stretch without being invasive. It is useful for scar tissue, soft tissue injuries, lack of mobility, and more. This is a great tool to use if you’re looking to minimize scar tissue from abdominal surgery, endometriosis, and more.
Fertility Massage covers so much of a person’s journey. With focusing on maintaining a status of homeostasis, a sense of balance and well-being we incorporate modalities that support
- Cleansing the digestive system
- Balancing the cranial-sacral alignment
- Balancing hormones through Reflexology techniques that stimulate the reproductive areas and endocrine glands
- Uterus positioning
- Increased circulation through the pelvis
- Deep relaxation and stress reduction
I am very clear with all of my clients, that there is no guarantee that Fertility Massage will be the one thing that gets you pregnant, but it’s part of the wheel of wellness, the collective team providing you with guidance and understanding of the process of conception. Before you schedule an appointment, we will chat on the phone to connect on your goals and expectations, where you are on the journey of fertility i.e. trying to conceive naturally or utilizing help with Assisted Reproductive Technologies, what to expect from a session, and what our collaborative goals will be.
Pregnancy massage is a gifted way of being able to support a birthing person on this journey. A person’s body goes through incredible transformations during pregnancy. Massage can help with some the the typical challenges this transformation can bring including back and neck aches, the sore feet, the hands that go tingling, congested sinuses, and more. There’s also the time where you need a break from all of the planning and the worrying of what lies ahead of the pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences.
Postpartum massage isn’t just a luxury service. It’s a way of nurturing the birthing parent, supporting them mentally and physically. Massage research shows the benefits and impact that massage therapy has on depression, anxiety and the physical healing after birth. If they are less stressed, breastfeeding/chestfeeding becomes a bit easier; immunity stays stronger, and they can rest better.
In this 3 week virtual series, where each week we introduce a new technique, this is something for the whole family to participate in. The earlier we can provide a continuous positive touch to an infant, the earlier the attachment creates a long line of constructive effects in the relationship between an infant and those that are care-giving. Infant massage provides numerous benefits including improve sleep, stimulate appetite, decrease postpartum depression, help provide relief for constipation, gas and colic, increase paternal bonding, and increase overall bonding and attachment with caregivers. What is really beautiful about learning infant massage is that it can really bring parents or caregivers closer with their baby in their own unique way. Infant massage can begin as early as after delivery. See for yourself. Experience the beauty. Create the magic. This is a great class for foster parents and parents who are adopting, as well.
Oncology massage is to support those with a history of cancer, currently in treatment, and those living with cancer. Whether you are newly diagnosed, had lymph nodes removed, receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation, issues with range of motion due to surgery, your sessions are customized to meet you where you are. They might not be like your previous massages, before cancer, but they are truly catered to the day you come in for your massage. These sessions can support nausea, anxiety, pain, restlessness, fatigue, mobility, and more.
One of the most important components I am adamant about is giving my clients control over the session, as long as it is safe. You don’t have control over being diagnosed, or the treatment options offered, but when you’re on the table the session is yours.