To the Moon and Back's intention is to share genuine passion of support for Moms, Babies, and Families. Amy delights in obtaining continuing education in bodywork and mindfulness practices to provide the best care possible for her clients.
Amy Lee Czadzeck is a graduate of Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY and became a licensed massage therapist in New York State 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. 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 completed her training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Moms and Babies with the great Michael Shea where she learned compassion practices. In 2017, Amy trained in a course called Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss to deepen her connection to supporting through bodywork through difficult situations. She also received certification Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Birth Professionals Online Workshop where she gained insight of how to offer more self-care techniques to her clients. In 2018, Amy will be entering her second year of three, on her way to become a biodynamic craniosacral therapist through Margery Chessare at Turtleback Craniosacral Education.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
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 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 life. She provides presence, connection, and a tone that is calming. She looks forward to providing all clients who walk into the office with a space to relax before they reenter their very busy and important world.
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 or cannot make a workshop, 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 session. 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.
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 is Calm Birth®️ Method Meditation?
Calm Birth®️ meditation was created for pregnancy, labor, and beyond to enhance health to reduce stress and help to support optimal energy for birth. There are three main lessons in Calm Birth - progressive relaxation, giving and receiving meditation (great for partners to learn), and womb breathing. If you take a Calm Birth meditation class or workshop, it is simply designed to empower each unique pregnant client and their families to connect to themselves and babies. For more information on the method, visit this website. If you're interested in signing up for a class or workshop, please visit the events page here and please fill out this online form. Classes and workshops are for beginnings.
What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?
As a student and receiver of this work, the definition to this question of what is biodynamic craniosacral therapy constantly shifts. The one intention that remains is to find the Health of the body. The BSCT therapist is trained to connect to the fluid nature of themselves and the client which is very calming to the body's nervous system. The client is clothed and the therapist connects to the body with gentle touch. I take practice clients for these sessions. For a complementary session towards clinic hours, I request feedback on the session.
Who is your website photography by?
Maternity Photography shots by Cristina Starr Photography and
Prenatal Massage Photography by Saratography
Note: I've obtained permission to use by the expectant mothers and the photographers. So grateful for their beauty and time.
What is the music in the photo slideshow?
Artist is Karla Adolphe Song Mamma Wing from the Album Honeycomb
I licensed the beautiful song from Musicbed.
On Prenatal Massage:
"I get relatively "regular" body work for chronic back pain from scoliosis.... both a massage therapist and a chiropractor.... & I've had acupuncture as well. my experience with Amy stood out as being extra supportive & nurturing. & I saw immediate improvement in some really frustrating neck pain that has been troubling me for literally months.... and it's lasted for 3 days so far... SO VERY grateful!! Baby & me felt so much love & compassion, I would highly recommend Amy's services. :)" ~Chelsea
On Postnatal Massage:
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
On Calm Birth Meditation Class:
Amy facilitated a series of Calm Birth meditation classes offering tools for my first pregnancy, labor, birth prep & FOR LIFE! I am eternally grateful and stupified at the simple, loving, non-judgmental, kind, compassionate, self-empowering & safe way in which Amy guided me from the first session in her ultra soul-soothing, magical office space & she was able to create & give me the same powerful experience for our meditation session via Skype due to snow! Upstate NY/our world are super blessed!" ~J.J.
On a practice Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy session:
"The space is gorgeous and relaxing--perfectly curated to relieve stress and find center. Amy is a breath of fresh air, as was the biodynamic craniosacral therapy I received. I left feeling peaceful, connected, and refreshed. I highly recommend checking her out! " ~Erin
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