Wellness for life.
From life to death the human body seeks wholeness, nurture, and wellness. Moksha Massage & Wellness supports from the beginning of life conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, infants, children, adults, through to the end of life.
Jessie Bernstein 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 women 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.
Pregnancy massage is a gifted way of being able to support a woman on this journey. A woman’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 mom, supporting her mentally and physically. Massage research shows the benefits and impact that massage therapy has on depression, anxiety and the physical healing after birth. If mom is less stressed, breastfeeding becomes a bit easier; immunity stays stronger, and she can rest better.
In this 4 week series, where each week we introduce a new technique, all supplies are provided for you. 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 post-partum 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 adoptive parents, 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.
Sacred Pregnancy classes are a special place for pregnant women to gather together, for 8 weeks early on in their ‘pregnancy journeys’ and come back later with their partners for a 4 week ‘birth Journey’ course. Each week is spent exploring pertinent topics that naturally arise for most women as they walk down their pregnancy paths and encourage deep sharing, exploring ART, expression, laughter, honoring and CELEBRATION. Pregnancy is one of the DEEPEST DRINKS life has to offer, and should always and in all ways be treated as S A C R E D!
Moksha Massage & Wellness is affiliated and partnered with some of the best organizations out there. Each relationship has been carefully selected to ensure that the best possible information and care is provided.
American Massage Therapy Association
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. It is the most trusted and respected name in massage therapy.
Society for Oncology Massage
The Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) supports and educates massage therapists, consumers, and health professionals about the value and specific considerations and applications of oncology massage.
Infant Massage USA
Infant Massage USA is a global organization focusing on promoting nurturing touch through training, education, and research.
Maryland Birth Network
The Maryland Birth Network is an independent group of childbirth professionals and families founded on the belief that birth is a normal, natural process that can deeply affect our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.