Massage

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Allyn is passionate about educating her clients and helping them rediscover comfort and ease in their bodies. She offers Prenatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Clinical/Rehabilitative, Hot Stone, Trigger Point, and Lymphatic Detox massage techniques in her treatments. She has been sharing her skills as a massage therapist since 2003, and has worked as a senior massage therapy instructor and teacher trainer at the National Holistic Institute since 2007. Allyn also shares her expertise as an anatomy instructor for yoga teacher training programs, and has recently begun offering her services as a holistic wellness coach. She enjoys customizing her techniques to her clients’ individual needs; her favorite modality is classical Swedish massage because of its versatility and applications in relaxation and rehabilitation. Allyn has deepened her bodywork practice with numerous neuromuscular and myofascial trainings addressing specific athletic and overuse syndromes.

Integrative Wellness Coaching

As an Integrative Wellness Coach, I create a safe space to explore and develop meaningful goals and practices that will serve your wellness journey. I also assist with conventional health coaching goals such as discovering meaning, purpose, and life vision.

Integrative Wellness Coaching is for those who want to make a change in their lives or who are stuck in old patterns which no longer serve them. You can use a coach to help investigate stress reduction, lifestyle enhancement, eating habits, improved physical activity, and exercise goals in a nonjudgmental space. 

Coaching allows for the client and coach to co-create an alliance that supports the client's overall vision of their wellness and health. A coach will help you explore your values, choices, motivation, and action in order to create the best approach for you. 

These types of changes require time and I recommend either a 6 or a 12 Session Package. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a complementary 30 minute session.

6 Sessions - $300     12 Sessions - $550

Transformative Imagery

Imagery is the language of the subconscious and it is through imagery that you can access the deep wisdom of your heart. In a Transformative Imagery session we can connect to your inner landscape and find clear insights that are beyond the reach of your daily, hard-working, thinking mind.

Whether you use imagery for a healing journey, guidance for a current crisis, or reflection on a life transition, Transformative Imagery offers a route to greater understanding and wisdom.

lease contact me for more information. 

Single Session - $60     4 Sessions - $200 

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Massage

A licensed massage therapist and bodywork instructor with more than 17 years' experience in private practice, I'm adept at meeting my clients exactly where they are. Whether deep tissue, myofascial or subtle body work is needed, whether you're working with issues of repetitive stress, athletic injury or body changes connected to pregnancy, I offer warmth, expertise, relaxation and a sense of humor to help facilitate a holistic healing process. 

I have run the Pregnancy Massage Workshops at The San Francisco School of Massage for 14 years and have extensive experience working with pregnant women. I am equipped to do safe, deep work if appropriate at any stage of pregnancy and also work with women who have complicated or high risk pregnancies. 

Childbirth Education

I have been supporting women and their partners and families through pregnancy and labor for 15 years, as well as attending births and facilitating post-partum recovery. I offer private consultations for clients who, after having attended a Childbirth Prep Class, still have questions, would like some one-on-one coaching, or who want a refresher for their second, or third, or ....nth time around. This individual attention ensures that you get your specific concerns and questions addressed and have your goals and vision supported.  Email me at leahkennedycmt@gmail.com to discuss what kind of session would suit your needs best.

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Monika Kavipurapu, PhD, PharmD, CMT, is the founder of Vita Sana, a holistic, integrative wellness center focused on female fertility, pregnancy, postnatal health and well-being.

Our practice is evidence-based and rooted both in Western and Eastern wisdom with the goal of supporting and enabling women on their journey through fertility and pregnancy to motherhood.

The Vita Sana Model of Care is based on the paradigm that no two women are the same and, therefore, every woman deserves fully customized and individualized support to achieve the healthiest pregnancy and motherhood.

 

OUR MODEL OF CARE:

  • Nourish the mother-to-be's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self through therapeutic massage, counseling, nutritional advice, exercise, stretches and yoga.

  • Honor the cultural and personal uniqueness of the mother-to-be.

  • Create space for open, non-judgmental exchange of ideas, questions, concerns, surrounding fertility, pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

  • Help navigate the medical system and devise strategies to minimize technological interventions.

  • Use globally-derived practices to help prepare for pregnancy, birth and to receive the baby.

  • Evidence-based practice rooted both in Western and Eastern wisdom.

  • Referrals to other practitioners, if needed.

 

OUR SERVICES:

  • Fertility Optimization

  • Prenatal & Postnatal Support

  • Infant Massage Instruction

  • Cesarean Birth Scar Massage

  • Postpartum Abdominal Massage

  • Fertility Massage

  • Prenatal Massage

  • Well-Mama Massage

To learn more about our services please visit our website.

 

ABOUT MONIKA:

Monika has in-depth knowledge of women’s reproductive health, gained through 20+ years of research experience at leading research institutions. She has six years of postdoctoral experience in Reproductive Aging at Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging at the University of California San Francisco, holds a PhD degree in Molecular Medicine (doctorum rerum medicinalium, magna cum laude) and a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree with specialty in Drug Analysis.

She has published many articles in top-ranked peer-reviewed scientific journals and has spoken at multiple international conferences, to audiences ranging from the general public to Nobel Prize Winners.

Monika taught Human Anatomy at University of San Francisco and graduated with honors from the National Holistic Institute as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator. She is a co-founder of Magic Lens, a San Francisco company involved in design of medical devices.

While embarking on her own journey to motherhood Monika noticed the immense gap between the expectations and needs of women planning to get pregnant, expectant mothers, and new mamas and the current “standard of care” offered them.  

Monika founded Vita Sana to fill that gap in the current health care system, which has much to offer owing to great scientific strides in fertility and reproductive health, but at times can seem overly mechanized, impersonal, with standardization lending it a one-size-fits-all hue. Vita Sana strives instead to provide an individualized, holistic approach to women's health encompassing therapeutic massage, counseling, guidance, nutritional advise, stretches, exercise and yoga; all designed to promote female reproductive health.

Vita Sana can help concretize suggestions of medical practitioners by devising individualized exercise and diet plans, as well as provide information and input to complement, ease and enhance navigation of the standardized health care system.

Monika’s philosophy can be summarized in a few words: Happy Mama, Healthy Baby! Healthy Mama, Happy Baby!

To learn more about Monika’s professional qualifications please visit her LinkedIn page.