Body Work


Bodywork for Newborns $0

If your baby is younger than 3 months old, Kate offers free bodywork in both the Northfield and the Stillwater spaces. Home visits between Northfield and Stillwater are an option for a monetary exchange - please email us for more information.

from kate

I truly believe that so much good can happen for people who receive bodywork. For tiny babies, who are navigating the outside world for the very first time, this kind of touch can be so beneficial!!! Here are just a few things bodywork can do to help babes:

  • a grounded nervous system

  • easier time with breastfeeding/improved latch

  • deeper breaths

  • decreased overall tension in the body

  • better digestion (more poop/less spit-up)

  • relief from gastrointestinal pain and acid reflux

  • better sleep

  • fewer earaches

  • less pain related to teething

I believe in this work. I believe in the power of human touch and connection. I believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and I believe in the possibility of a life well-lived. Working with babies is a way in which I feel I can genuinely contribute to a little healing of our planet and to our human race. I can show you how to do this work on your babe yourself, too. <3

For home visit inquiries, please send Kate an email: kate@nourishmidwifery.com

For free in-office visits, click the button.

Offered in Northfield, MN and Stillwater, MN.


Myofascial Release/Unwinding $35

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body. When our fascia gets twisted/bunched/tight/etc., it can cause major discomfort and restriction in our bodies (and in our spirits!). This tightening can happen as a result of all sorts of things: trauma of any kind, injury, illness, repressing emotions, growth spurts, pregnancy, childbirth, repetitive motion and just everyday life. Releasing your fascia, through this gentle form of bodywork, can help you feel so much better. Here are some things clients have said about their experiences with unwinding fascia:

  • Release of long-held emotions

  • Loosening of physical restrictions throughout the body

  • A feeling of “lightness”

  • Pain relief

from kate

This type of bodywork is my personal favorite. I have been deeply affected by this work myself, and really like getting to share it with others. One of my teachers, Dr. Carol Phillips, gave an intriguing explanation as to what this type of work entails:

Oftentimes, when we go in for a massage or a chiropractic adjustment, we lay down on the table and say, “Do me.”. With myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, we lie down on the table and the practitioner says to us, “You do you. I’ll be here to facilitate and hold space, while you do.”.

When you book a bodywork session with me, please come in wearing comfy clothes (leggings are great!) and with a water bottle in hand. We’ll begin by making sure you feel comfortable (we’ll talk for a bit and take a minute just to breathe) and then we’ll check for restriction (tightness) in different areas of your body (head, arms, chest, hips and legs). Next, I’ll turn on some tunes (you can bring a playlist of your own, if you’d like!) and I’ll help you get to work. (Don’t worry - I’m here to help you!) We can use the table, a stool and the floor to help as you unwind, from your head down to your toes. Sessions last anywhere from 15 minutes to about an hour, so come prepared for either end of the time spectrum.

Offered in Northfield, MN and Stillwater, MN. For babies, children and adults.


Prenatal Body Work $35

A blend of craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, Spinning Babies© techniques (if you are pregnant), breath work and intuitive touch.

from kate

Something I’ve been taught over and over again throughout my years as a midwife, is that if a birth-giver is balanced, the birth will be easier, more comfortable and less tiring. One of the ways we can create balance for ourselves is through bodywork. I’ve had the good fortune of learning from some of the most gifted bodyworkers and midwives in our state, and I’ve blended the best of what I’ve learned from them and more importantly, what I’ve learned from the people I’ve served, into a super-yummy and effective body of work. Each session is unique and tailored specifically to you. Come in wearing comfy clothes and with a water bottle in hand. Each session lasts from 30-60 minutes, depending on what your body needs for that day.

Offered in Northfield, MN and Stillwater, MN.


Craniosacral Therapy $35

a description of craniosacral therapy from The Upledger Institute:

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

from kate

I have training in Craniosacral Therapy and until this point have been focused on pregnant people and newborns. In May 2019, I will be taking another training in this modality (for all ages and stages of life!) and will be looking for people to come and practice with me! I will announce these dates on my Instagram stories, so be sure and connect with me there, if you’re interested:

@mnmidwifery

Offered in Northfield, MN and Stillwater, MN. For babies, children and adults.


Massage $85-115

60 or 90 minute well-person, prenatal or postpartum massage with Amber.

Offered in Stillwater, MN.


Holistic Pelvic Care $120

60 minute sessions with Amber.

Offered in Stillwater, MN.