Arjan Makar, LMT
Ithaca, New York
Maya Abdominal Massage Pregnancy
Body Inquiry Contact Arjan Location and Fees
Although my practice includes
many types of clients, women's health has always been a focus in my practice. My experience as a Doula and continued study of Maya Abdominal
and Uterine Massage has given me an affinity for working with
expecting mothers. My awareness of the emotional, postural,
and physiological shifts that take place during pregnancy has
left my clients feeling grateful for the specificity of my
When working with pregnant women I use use a bolstering system that allows women to lie face down on the the massage table. It is comfortable and allows me great access to areas of the body that typically hold tension in pregnancy. I also can work in the sidelying postion.
In addition, I offer Labor Support Massage services. I can come to the hospital or to your home to help relieve the discomfort and anxiety that can be experienced in labor. In addition to massage, I may employ hydrotherapy and essential oils.
Pregnancy Massage Fees:
1 hour: $85-$110 sliding scale
1 1/2 hours: $120-$140 sliding scale
Labor Support Massage Fees:
3-4 Hours: $350
This fee takes into account that I will be on-
call from 10 days before to 10 days after your
due date and includes a 30 minute "intake"
process where we discuss the role I will play
and modalities I will employ at your birth.
We are fortunate in the Ithaca
community to have a lot of choice and support for families
that are expecting. I have supported many such families as
they prepare for birth and in the labor and delivery of their
Birth Resources in Ithaca:
Diane Fine, Prenatal yoga
Doulas of Ithaca
Ithaca Birth Group
Holistic Childbirth - Kate Dimpfl
BirthNet of the Finger Lakes
Ithaca Birth Guide