We’d like to welcome Krysta McNeil to the Yoga Mamas team! Krysta is a Registered Massage Therapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience and a proud mom of 3 little ones. Her practice is centred on working directly with her clients on their individual needs and loves making them feel better than they did when they walked in.
Krysta has worked mainly with MVA’s and athletes over the years. On her journey to becoming a mom, she found her passion in pre- and post-natal health. She is a lifelong learner and values continuing her education to better support her clients.
Krysta knows firsthand that mothering is a unique experience for everyone. She feels that having a safe community to be nurtured, encouraged and recharged is essential. That is why she is very excited after years of being a guest at Yoga Mamas to now becoming part of the team.
Osteopathy during pregnancy can be incredibly beneficial for a mama-to-be and provide immediate relief to many prenatal aches and pains. In Canada, osteopathic care is provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.
Throughout pregnancy the body undergoes many changes as it adjusts and grows to accommodate a growing baby. As baby grows, mama's body adapts. The body’s mechanics change, shifting the posture and changing where stress is placed upon the body. Hormone changes in pregnancy soften connective tissue which can exacerbate these stressors. Imbalances can become irritated or painful and restrictions in the tissues and joints can affect fluid flow causing swelling. These changing mechanics also means breathing can become more difficult. Here is where an osteopathic manual practitioners can help in pregnancy.
The common ailments that pregnant women seek osteopathic treatment for during pregnancy are:
Toronto Prenatal and Postnatal Osteopathy Services
Come into our clinic to be treated by one of our experienced Osteopathic Manual Practitioners focusing their practice on prenatal and postnatal care.
Osteopathy in pregnancy is a very gentle non-invasive manual therapy that restores balance to the body.
The goal of osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is to find relief from discomfort and reduce tension and strain by gently allowing for mobility. An Osteopathic Manual Therapist finds and frees up restrictions within the body, helping to improve body mechanics, so mama and baby can be more comfortable. Prenatal osteopathic treatment involves massage and stretches as well as other gentle techniques used on specifically targeted areas to help improve mobility and find relief. Treatments can also improve baby positioning and prepare for labour.
Allow us to be your guide on this journey.
Yoga Mamas has been Toronto's number one prenatal and postnatal wellness clinic since 2012. Our Wellness Concierge Janet Hill has over 10 years of personal experience in pregnancy, childbirth and raising beautiful children. She values health and self care and practices this every day. She also understands the real life demands of motherhood and therefore exercises self compassion and balance.
Janet works with people along their motherhood journeys to provide education and insight into what services at Yoga Mamas would best support them, why they would be beneficial, and when to begin them.
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A few common questions Janet receives:
Navigating these new journeys can be exciting, and can also be hard. We are here to help.
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