Sadly, at this time of COVID, the massage therapy boards, State of California and County of San Bernardino Health Department are not allowing massage therapists to provide services. You may contact APM or Tanya to express interest in knowing when the restrictions are lifted. She will book up quickly!
Tanya provides therapeutic massage therapy for the entire family and specialize in caring for women during their childbearing year. I will concentrate on your individual needs while providing nurturing, supportive massage to restore health and vitality. With well over 1000 hours of training in various massage modalities, I am committed to excellence and will give you a quality of massage not found at any chain spas!
Graduate of Mesa Academy of Massage, Placentia, Ca.
1000 hour Therapeutic Massage Program
Professional Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Certified with the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC)
Certified in Advanced Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage with Kate Jordan's Bodywork for the Childbearing Year
Tanya and her husband have been married for 29 years and have 3 sons (her youngest being a Bradley Method baby). She is an amazing and adventurous cook, and enjoys hiking, running at a snails pace!, reading and traveling.
Tanya is committed to the health of women, their families and friends; therefore she is not exclusive to pregnant and postpartum women. Her commitment to you is what sets her apart from the rest of the massage community. She believes fully in all of the benefits therapeutic massage provides. Massage is an integral part in maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit.
Whether male or female, young or older, pregnant, postpartum or dealing with health issues, Tanya will concentrate on your individual needs while providing nurturing, supportive massage to restore health and vitality.
Do you have a playlist of your favorite relaxing music? Bring your ipod/touch/phone or your cd with you to your massage session! If you don't, she has an array of wonderful relaxation music to enhance your experience.
To personalize your massage, Tanya uses a combination of these Classic and Deep Tissue massage based on your needs at the time of the session.
Classic Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is cruical to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, pregnancy massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout all trimesters of pregnancy. Postpartum massage also aids in recovery, from birth to approximately 6 months.
Massage during pregnancy is great preparation for relaxation during labor. The time to truly learn relaxation techniques is before you go into labor. While receiving your pregnancy massage, Tanya will encourage you to really let go and become aware of the different layers of release which will really help out when you’re in labor!
Classic Massage $75.00 per 60 minutes
Classic Massage $95.00 per 90 minutes
Post-Natal Massage $75.00 per 60 minutes
Pre-Natal/Pregnancy Massage $85.00 per 60 minutes
Monthly Specials and Packages available
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We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In my desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored: 24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give me 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their “missed” appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, Tanya will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to myself and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
Tanya is a certified massage therapist and provides massage therapy for everyone who wants to improve their health, feel better and reduce stress and tension. She serves women and men, the younger and the older, the healthy and those with chronic ailments such as diabetes, MS, Fibromyalgia, arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Massage therapy is also wonderful for children involved in competitive sports or with disorders such as ADD, ADHD and autism.
While pregnancy massage has all the same benefits as ‘regular’ massage, it is tailored to address more specifically the conditions and issues pregnant women experience. Tanya will spend more time on methods that relieve low back and hip pain, nausea and heartburn, swelling and constipation. A study published in the Touch Research Institute’s Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, showed that women who received regular massage had decreased anxiety and stress hormones, better sleep and less back pain. They also had shorter labors and fewer complications including premature birth, high blood pressure and postpartum depression. So, in addition to making you a happier and more comfortable mama, pregnancy massage is good for you and your baby’s health!
- Swelling in hands, feet and ankles is reduced
- Pain relief including sciatica and headaches
- Eases muscular tension and discomforts
- Flexibility increased
- Improved and deeper sleep
- Increases blood and lymph flow which can help increase the elimination of toxins through the circulatory and lymphatic systems
- Immune system strengthened
- Glandular secretions stimulated, which helps stabilize hormone levels
- Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers, into the brain and nervous system.
- Less anxiety, stress and depression
- Increases blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby
- Relaxed mothers have happier, healthier pregnancies and easier childbirth
- Swelling in hands, feet and ankles is reduced
Tanya has over a thousand hours of massage training. She completed Kate Jordan’s Bodywork for the Childbearing Year® training which approaches the concerns of the pregnant, laboring, and postpartum woman with a comprehensive program of advanced massage techniques and specific pregnancy, labor, and postpartum support measures.
Birth packages include massage sessions lasting sixty minutes and can be scheduled before or after prenatal appointments or at other times during the week, including Saturdays and evenings. It is best to avoid eating a large meal or drinking large amounts of water before the massage. The room will be warm and quiet with soft music playing in the background. Tanya will use your favorite aromatherapy and has many scents to choose from such as, lavender and citrus blends. You’ll lie comfortably, supported with pillows and draped with snuggly sheets. Only the body part that is being worked will be exposed. Tanya will use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other slow movements focusing on the superficial layers of your muscles while easing into the deeper layers.
During a postpartum massage, Tanya focuses on helping to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition and to address the demands of breastfeeding and of course, the physical and emotional stresses of carrying and caring for a newborn. Getting a massage in the weeks following birth helps to speed recovery by restoring tone to the muscular and connective tissues, tones overstretched areas of skin, realigns body weight to its original distribution, increases circulation which assists in the removal of excess fluids, reduces swelling and nourishes the body. As with all massage, postpartum massage eases muscle tension and stress. Sleep deprivation, hormonal changes, and postpartum blues can all be reduced through postpartum massage.
At most spas, a “60-minute massage" includes the time for undressing and redressing but we don’t do that. When you schedule a one-hour massage, you’ll spend that entire hour with Tanya. Please keep this in mind when making your appointments. You’ll want to arrive 10-15 minutes early so you have time to use the restroom and change and then another 5-15 minutes afterwards for getting up and dressed.
A responsible massage therapist asks about your medical history (most massage therapists have you fill out an intake form). Although massage has many wonderful benefits, it is not appropriate for people with some medical conditions and sometimes must be used cautiously.
For example, massage is not recommended if you have a condition involving infection (including cold or flu) because massage might help the infection spread through your body. Massage is also generally not recommended for people with advanced heart, kidney, or liver problems. Other conditions that affect circulation, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, require caution, depending on your overall physical condition.
Information about surgeries, injuries, traumas, and physical activities provide information about where or how you hold tension in your body. Some medications, especially pain-killers and muscle relaxers, dull your perception of pain and pressure. Obviously, if you have a skin rash, please call to reschedule. Be assured that all medical information is confidential and it’s important to provide Tanya with a complete up-to-date medical picture so she can provide informed and safe massage.
Tanya has a client intake form that asks for general information (address and phone numbers), general health questions and areas of concern (stress, tension areas, etc). Please print out the form, complete it and bring it to your first appointment. Even APM clients are asked to do this as Tanya does not have access to your medical records.
Click here for Initial Client Intake Form: Client_Intake_Form-1-11.pdf
No, massage is not recommended if you have an infection (including cold or flu) because massage might help the infection spread through your body and make you sicker. Also, since we have pregnant women and newborns at the birth center, we would not want to expose them to your illness.