Classes and Wellness
The Birthplace partners with Isis Parenting to provide childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care classes to our patients. All classes take place at NSMC Salem Hospital, however, if you prefer, you may take classes at any of Isis Parenting’s locations (Boston, Brookline, Arlington, Hanover). View class calendar and register online for childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care classes. (Select "North Shore Medical Center" from the "Location" pulldown and "Prenatal" from the "Choose Category" pulldown.)
Wellness classes and services for pregnant patients:
Prenatal massage therapy supports the physiologic, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Nestled with pillows or other specialty cushions in a side-lying position the lower back, hips, and neck benefit from sensitively applied massage.
A certified Yoga instructor teaches a safe and effective prenatal yoga program appropriate for women who are in the second trimester. Learn gentle stretching and yoga postures to help your body, mind, and spirit through pregnancy changes. A medical clearance from doctor is required.
Mommy & Baby Yoga
A certified Yoga Instructor will teach a safe and effective yoga program for moms and babies. Postpartum yoga can help mom's body ease back into shape with gentle stretching, movement and special yoga postures. Moms will do some yoga exercises with their babies. Babies six weeks to pre-crawling are welcome. A medical clearance from doctor is required.
Post-natal Massage for Parents
Massage Therapy stimulates circulation, relaxes muscles and reduces tension. It helps increase flexibility and range of motion as well as providing a sense of deep relaxation and greater vitality. Massage may help lower stress hormones and aid in more restful sleep.
Meditation, Relaxation & Mindfulness
Experience, enjoy and learn effective and research-proven approaches for stress management. These practices have been documented to reduce anxiety, regulate blood pressure and increase mental clarity and focus. Whether you are a new or experienced student, this class provides the opportunity to learn simple techniques, ask questions and experience meditation with a group.
Hypnotherapy is conducted in a safe, relaxed setting by a trained professional. The clinical hypnotherapist uses guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, and positive affirmations to create healthy life changes.
Reiki can help to provide relaxation, relieve pain and muscle tension, decrease stress, expand one’s energy, enhance the immune system, create a profound sense of inner peace and well-being, and bring about significant positive change for the person receiving it. Reiki produces a deeply soothing and restorative experience.