Dynamic Body Balancing
UPDATE: While Paula is out on maternity leave, we have another fill-in therapist named Molly Johnston! June dates are available on the online scheduler. Please use the button below to make an appointment. Paula will be back sometime in late July/early August for appointments.
Dynamic body balancing blends several soft tissue modalities (craniosacral and myofascial unwinding therapies) plus biofield therapies and movement to balance the body. During pregnancy, you'll receive extra focus on your pelvis to alleviate common pregnancy aches and pains like tight round ligaments, low back ache, SI joint or hip pain, pubic bone pain, heartburn, shortness of breath, nausea, headaches, swelling, and sciatica. A body balancing session is done fully clothed and in various positions: face up and lying face down, sitting, or standing. It is gentle, low-force, and very relaxing. Most people feel 10 lbs lighter after a session and find moving more effortless! The goal is to relax and balance your ligaments, muscles, and tendons with your skeletal structure - maximizing use of your body's perfectly designed suspension system. Often times, emotional imbalances are addressed as well, since we can have emotion/trauma stored in our tissues. As pregnancy progresses, balancing sessions are recommended more frequently to address rapid anatomy shifts. Keeping your pelvis aligned and balanced allows for ample space for baby to grow and get into position for birth. This translates into less aches and pains in pregnancy but also smoother deliveries!
Paula Roufs certified with Dr. Carol Phillips' Dynamic Body Balancing technique because she is passionate about helping expectant women enjoy their pregnancies more. She believes that pain is a form of communication from our bodies, and is not "normal" in pregnancy (although very common). She has also seen the impact regular bodywork has in facilitating smoother, shorter labors and better birth outcomes.
Paula also works on infants to help with breastfeeding/latch issues, tongue and lip tie revisions, torticollis, reflux, and other concerns. She serves people in the St. Cloud area at her office in For All of Maternity. For more information on bodywork, please visit our Prenatal Bodywork website.
$40 - 30 min (only for infant/children)
$65 - 1 hour
$75 - 75 min
$85 - 90 min