Words from Compassion Tree Mamas
Five-star Yelp reviews!
“Megumi’s mama classes… give me an opportunity each week to focus on the new baby growing inside me. They also give me a renewed sense of energy and focus, which is so helpful in getting through my busy weeks!”
I can’t say enough good things about Megumi’s YogaDance Mama class! I started attending the classes a couple months ago in my first trimester and they have been such a treat. We begin the class with some gentle yoga and then transition into beautiful dance moves that encourage you to sway your hips and move your body to the beat. Megumi is incredibly knowledgeable about how to prepare your body for labor and birth and she shares her insights throughout the class. As a second time mom with an active toddler, I am super grateful for Megumi’s mama classes because they give me an opportunity each week to focus on the new baby growing inside me. They also give me a renewed sense of energy and focus, which is so helpful in getting through my busy weeks!
“I felt… grounded and peaceful…. Megumi has a warm, gentle, nurturing personality and really loves what she does.”
Megumi is wonderful for prenatal massage! At 38 weeks, it was truly the most relaxing thing. She got out all sorts of knots and tight spots and I felt so much more grounded and peaceful afterward. I went back a few times and for labor-inducing massage, her massage was able to get some mild contractions going. Megumi has a warm, gentle, nurturing personality and really loves what she does. This shows at all levels, and makes the experience even better. Thank you for doing so much to nurture pregnant mamas, Megumi!!
“Megumi is one of those individuals you meet and are instantly put at ease and feel like you’ve known her for a really long time.”
My first massage with Megumi was a much-needed 90 minutes of relaxation and “me-time.” Megumi is one of those individuals you meet and are instantly put at ease and feel like you’ve known her for a really long time. She is compassionate and takes the time to really focus on your needs and wants.
I’ve also attended a few of the Dancing for Birth sessions which Megumi teaches. She is a great instructor, beginning and ending each session with each of us choosing pregnancy and birth related quotes and words. The Dancing for Birth sessions include a variety of dancing and stretches to aide with pregnancy and labor. I definitely used a few of those moves while experiencing contractions in anticipation of the new little one’s arrival.
“Megumi is highly skilled and gives you the information you need so that you can try to have the birth experience that you want.”
[Megumi’s] Dancing for Birth classes were instrumental in my quick labor. I really used all the dance moves that she showed me in class to move that baby down. The nurses at the hospital were all impressed with my “moves” and although it was my second child, it only took 3 hours from the time I got to admitting until the time I gave birth! I highly recommend the classes for all soon to be moms.
In addition, Megumi’s labor ready massage helped me avoid a repeat induction. I was so worried that I would be induced again, that I gave Megumi a call. The massage focused on the pressure points that move labor along. I got the massage on Thursday and continued to stimulate the pressure points she recommended and by Sunday the baby was here, narrowly missing my Monday induction date.
Again, Megumi is highly skilled and gives you the information you need so that you can try to have the birth experience that you want. Check her out!
“…skilled, knowledgeable, supportive, warm, and professional, and I haven’t felt my sciatica pain since…!”
Everything about the massage was excellent, Megumi was skilled, knowledgeable, supportive, warm, and professional, and I haven’t felt my sciatica pain since the massage. Fantastic!
– pregnant mama (anonymous)
“I felt great!! …I keep remembering that I deserve gentleness!”
The week after our bodywork session, I felt great!! Really energized, yet sensitive. The last part helped me to have a internal visual process for connecting with my baby. I’ve been using it when I get those feelings of ‘Is this real?!’ Then we connect and it’s SO real!!! Also the gentle pressure really helped me to appreciate more the benefits of acknowledging the subtle. And I keep remembering that I deserve gentleness! Thanks!!!
– Ama, 18 weeks into pregnancy
“These affirming thoughts, feelings, and images will be with me through labor, transition, birth, and beyond.”
Inner bodywork with Megumi borders hypnotherapy in the sense that some part of me goes away to discover something new. The only difference is there is still a strong sense of awareness. I know I am still “here,” still in touch.
In my first session, I had the chance to “meet” my baby Mateo. I came to him for an answer, a certain kind of comfort. Mateo embraced me and told me without speech, “Mom, I’m growing strong. Everything is as it should be: perfect.” It was a message only he could fully convey. I felt happy knowing he knew me already, the he could reassure me in this way. I felt liberated from chains of doubt, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety.
While my first session was about meeting Mateo with positivity, my second session was about togetherness. Megumi encouraged me to see and feel a stream of golden light connecting our hearts. I was soothed by this warmth. It was the ultimate reinforcement, with our “due date” drawing near.
My prenatal bodywork sessions with Megumi serve their purpose, without question. I feel good knowing I can visit Mateo anytime I want or need to; that this golden light pulses between us every second; that we stay strong and healthy in mind, body, spirit; and that these affirming thoughts, feelings, and images will be with me through labor, transition, birth, and beyond. Together, Mateo and I build.
Thank you Megumi, for sharing with us your extraordinary sense of intuition through bodywork!
“Being able to connect with you, talk with you… the birth didn’t seem as scary. All the things that we talked about… I know that it helped me.”