A Little Bit About Me ...

Get to know me better ...

I am a Registered Massage Therapist, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, a Massage Therapy Educator and a Pre and Postnatal Movement Specialist.

 

My practice focuses on supporting individuals and families through the transitory journey of pregnancy and postpartum parenthood.

 

My therapeutic massage treatments aid in better pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences. Through the application of massage therapy techniques, nervous system downtraining, education and movement, I focus on balancing and aligning your pelvis and supporting structures, to help your baby sit in the best possible position, aid in more physical comfort for you, and create optimal space for your baby. My hands-on work facilitates comfort, ease and relaxation.

My infant massage classes support postpartum parents, by teaching them tools to help soothe & bond with their new babies.  

 

    

What is pregnancy, birth & parenthood, but new growth, continuous development & a flurry of movement. 

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Stephanie holds certificates in:

  • Pre and Postnatal Massage Therapy and Breast Massage - Perinatal Massage Therapy Education

  • Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain - Dr. Sinead Dufour, Reframe Rehab

  • The InCORE Method® - Diastasis Recti and the Postpartum Core, Munira Hudani

  • Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist - Pelvienne Wellness

  • Core Confidence Specialist - Core Confidence Education

  • Infant Massage - Somatic Institute of Healing

  • Birth Work - Mamastefit

  • Yoga - 200 Hour Certification - YogaSpace 

  • Yoga For Pelvic Health - Pelvic Health Professionals

  • Postnatal Yoga - YogaSpace

  • Restorative Yoga  - Yoga Therapy Toronto

  • Yin Yoga  - Yoga Therapy Toronto

  • Yoga Nidra  - YogaSpace

Stephanie Maxwell completed her Massage Therapy Diploma at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto, Ontario in 2014.  

  

She held a faculty position at Sutherland-Chan as a Massage Therapy Instructor and Clinical Supervisor for four years.

  

At Sutherland-Chan, as well as teaching and supervising other courses and clinics, she:  

  • Developed and taught the Pregnancy Massage Therapy Course  

  • Supervised the High Risk Pregnancy Specialty Clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital  

  • Supervised the Post Surgery Specialty Clinic at Toronto General Hospital in Gynecology, Urology and Oncology  

Stephanie developed, and currently teaches the Massage Therapy Course at Evolve College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Stephanie's has worked extensively with pre and postnatal birth parents, supporting them through their pregnancies and into postpartum life.

Her practice focuses on:

  • Creating sound postural alignment, which aids in optimal fetal placement and easier births with fewer interventions needed

  • Pre and Postnatal breast massage

  • Post cesarean birth and post surgical scar tissue treatments

  • Painful pelvic syndromes such as: endometriosis, pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, sacroiliac joint pain & low back pain

  • Diastasis Recti Abdominis Rehabilitation

  • High Risk Pregnancies

   

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