Massage Therapy

Thai Acupressure is a massage technique in Thai medicine that uses a series of compressions and presses (slow deep pressure) along specific lines and points to bring relief to many common ailments and orthopedic disorders. These routines, or protocols, can be helpful in relieving tension headaches, wrist pain, stiff shoulders, neck and upper back tightness, and many more aches and pains associated with baby feeding and carrying in the transitions of parenthood. Astra will be offering 30, 45, and 60 minute massage sessions. These sessions will take place in our consultation rooms. You will remain clothed and are welcome to bring your baby.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Reduces Stress

  • Relieves Pain

  • Promotes relaxation

  • Increases circulation

  • Encourages good posture

  • Improves Sleep

  • Reduces Fatigue

  • Soothes Anxiety and Depression

  • Reduces Swelling

  • Relieves Tension Headaches

  • Eases discomfort (physical, mental, & emotional)

  • Provides support to new parents

“I highly recommend an acupressure massage session with Astra! I could immediately feel range of motion coming back and stiffness disappearing from my neck and shoulders after just my first session. I had my baby with me and Astra soothed him when he got a little fussy and even finished the last few minutes of my session with him side-laying next to me when he couldn’t be soothed in his carrier anymore!  I wish the BFC had a resource like this when I had my first child! I’ll definitely be incorporating more sessions with Astra into my mommy-self-care in the future!” -Elizabeth T.

Astra Rooney is a licensed massage therapist (DC MT#2181) and graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM) in Ithaca, NY. Since getting certified in Massage Therapy in 2007 she has advanced her practice and study in Thai Massage and Perinatal massage. She has spent years honing her skills by studying Thai Acupressure with Noam Tyroler, medical massage at Wat Po in Bangkok, Thai Element Theory with Nephyr Jacobson, and Pre/PostNatal massage with Carol Osborne and Damion Bond. Astra has also trained as a postpartum doula with DONA. After giving birth to her son in December she has found support and community at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington. She is so happy to be able to share her knowledge and skills with other families here!

Pricing structure:

$70 for 30 minutes

$110 for 45 minutes

$130 for 60 minutes

To request a massage therapy appointment or to get more info, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch to schedule! Or, if you’re ready to schedule now, click here.

We offer appts prenatally through weaning! In office or in home (DC, MD + VA) Click here to schedule
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