Trained and licensed massage therapist from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Amy Lee Czadzeck is a mother of two incredible boys and listens to the needs of pregnant, soon-to-be-pregnant, postnatal, and beyond Mommas.
After years of chronic pain and trials in her own pregnancies, Amy found great relief from receiving bodywork. Amy has a genuine passion in obtaining continuing education in bodywork to provide the best care possible for her clients. As a mother herself, she also understands how often challenging and rewarding it is to hold so much in one's arms at once, literally and metaphorically.
Motherhood is a big job. That is why To The Moon And Back is here, ready to support each Momma carrying such precious loads.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage is massage tailored to the needs of the changing body of the pregnant mother. A prenatal massage session still shares the goal of regular massage which is to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and to help the pregnant mother feel good.
What position does the pregnant mother lie on the table?
Most pregnant mothers can not lie facedown or directly flat on back. It is wisest she lie in a comfortable position that supports her and the baby. It is common for the pregnant mother to lie on her side with pillows, wedges, or a full-length body pillow for support. Amy will provide comfort and care while positioning, draping, and massaging the pregnant mother's changing body.
As a trained pregnancy massage therapist, Amy knows how to provide relief to where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be. And just as important, she also knows which areas and techniques to avoid. Still, it's important that the pregnant mother communicate with Amy right away if anything during the massage including the positioning is causing her any discomfort.
Is Prenatal Massage safe?
Prenatal Massage is usually safe for most mothers. If the pregnant mother is experiencing any problems or complications with her pregnancy, it is vital to inform Amy before a session begins. The pregnant mother may be required to obtain approval from her primary health care provider before any therapeutic massage session.
What services does To the Moon and Back offer? How much is it?
Browse To the Moon and Back's services page for what I offer and the costs.
How do I book a session?
What is To the Moon and Back's cancellation policy?
To the Moon and Back requires a 24 hour cancellation notice. If you would like to change the appointment, please call Amy at 518-951-9660 no later than 24 hours prior to the appointment time in order to avoid being charged for the appointment. Amy tries, in every circumstance to be understanding of how life can have different ideas. If you do not show for an appointment and have a gift certificate, this too will count as losing full value of that gift certificate.
Where did Amy study?
Amy Lee Czadzeck is a graduate of Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY. She passed the New State Boards in 2006. She began her practice at a home office in Western New York and has worked in salon and spas. She studied all three levels of Reiki and hot stone massage with Hallie Sawyers of Soul Song. When she moved to Eastern New York, she provided mobile massage therapy for clients with chronic pain. In 2014, she became certified in prenatal massage with Michelle Beaulieu of New Moon Holistic. She also learned the craft of Indian Head Massage with Life Works Wellness. Amy continued further training through the Institute of Somatic Therapy in prenatal massage in 2016. Most currently, she completed 18 hours of advanced perinatal massage mentoring through Body Therapy Education with Carole Osborne, the woman who wrote the book on prenatal massage. In December 2016, Amy finished her training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Moms and Babies with the great Michael Shea. In 2017, Amy will be entering her first year of three, on her way to become a biodynamic craniosacral therapist through Turtleback Craniosacral Education. Stay tuned for some wonderful offerings.
What is the intention of a session of To the Moon and Back?
Amy built To the Moon and Back to honor and support the embodied journey of motherhood. She provides presence, connection, and a tone that is calming. She looks forward to providing all mothers who walk into the office with a space to relax before they reenter their very busy and important world.
Amy, Your work with me allowed me to deeply relax and subsequently integrate many layers of experiences in my life that have brought me to where I am today. You provided me permission to "just be". No judgmental thoughts, to do lists, or worries…it is the first time I have been able to let go of my worries and relax in months. That is such a precious gift, to me and my family! I feel reset and ready to continue with the challenges in my life with less rush and more presence. Thank you so much! I am so grateful for your help and am looking forward to another session! ~Dana Want to read more testimonials? Visit this page.
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