PO Box 33128, Portland, OR 97292

Acupuncture, Body Work, Massage and Movement

Acupuncture, Body Work, Massage and Movement

The following care providers have demonstrated a special interest in treating and serving women experiencing postpartum adjustment issues including depression and anxiety (PPD and PPD/A).  Because the Baby Blues Connection cannot recommend any specific intervention we suggest you call the provider and discuss your exact needs and concerns.

  • Regenia Benton
    Blue Turtle Acupuncture
    1235 SE Division Suite 201
    Portland, OR 97202
    Women experience major physical and emotional transitions after giving birth. Acupuncture supports women through the joyous, complex and sometimes overwhelming shift to motherhood by preventing or alleviating the spectrum of aches, pains and associated postpartum hormonal emotional ups and downs. It is a great way to prevent, and support women struggling with postpartum depression. A session can include Acupuncture, Nutritional Counseling, Chinese Herbs, Intuitive Energy Healings, and Flower Essences.
  • Janine Blanchard, LMT
    925 NW Davis St.
    Portland, OR 97209
    I offer craniosacral therapy and other osteopathic modalities to help the whole family settle into their new life situation. Emphasis in my work is to facilitate the body’s own ability to heal itself – may it be on an emotional, physical or
    spiritual level.
  • Erin Brockmeyer, LAc
    Solstice Natural Health
    510 SW 3rd ave., Suite 201
    Portland, OR 97204
    Acupuncture, Functional Nutrition, Chinese Herbal Medicine. I offer compassionate, effective care focused on women’s health. Fertility support, prenatal and postpartum care that is safe and nurturing for all of your health needs–mind, body and spirit. Insurance accepted.
  • Nicola Cattlin, LAc, MSTOM
    Magnolia Healing Arts, LLC
    1235 SE Division St., Suite 115mx
    Portland OR 97202 or
    728 NE Dekum st.
    Portland, OR 97211
    Offers acupuncture and Chinese medicine to assist with restoring internal balance and emotional strength especially during the pre-and postnatal time.
  • Catherine Fixe Chapin, MSW, RYT
    Laya Yoga
    3500 NE MLK (near Fremont)
    Portland OR
    I am a trilingual (Spanish, French & English) mental health provider, registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist with experience working with depression and trauma.  I use a combination of talk therapy and yoga therapy to work with pregnant women, new mothers, women struggling with infertility and women working through trauma.
  • Marissa Emery, L.M.T.
    Mama Needs Massage
    12400 SW 1st Street, Beaverton, 97005
    Licensed massage therapist (and mama of two) providing deep relaxation and therapeutic massage to new moms and moms of young children. Helping mothers during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond to find balance, feel nurtured, and prioritize self-care. Happy mama = happy home.
  • Amanda Englund
    Placenta Power

    Placenta Encapsulation Service
    7707 SE Woodward St
    Portland, OR 97206
    Encourages clients to be thinking about their postpartum recovery and introduce different healing modalities that may benefit them.  Trained by Placenta Benefits to perform encapsulation according to OSHA standards.
  • Kine Fishler MSOM, LAc
    Willow Tree Wellness

    1607 NE 16th ave.
    Portland, OR 97232
    Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Counseling. I specialize in women’s health through all stages of her life with a focus on fertility, pregnancy care, and postpartum recovery. With much respect and compassion for where a woman begins this journey – I use gentle techniques and effective remedies to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Insurance accepted. Onsite childcare for mamas with babies.
  • Wendy Foster
    2006 SE 32nd Pl.
    Portland, OR 97214
    Provides movement therapy using pilates for postpartum women to help reconnect and recover from birth and postpartum experiences. Prenatal classes also available.
  • Jodi Franken, NC
    Homegrown Health LLC

    Homegrown Health is a holistic nutritional consulting practice where we prioritize vibrant health and greater knowledge around food for our clients. As a result, our focus lies in one-on-one nutritional services. Homegrown Health’s process is extremely targeted, based on customized goals, nutritional needs, and personal tastes and preferences. We make the switch to a healthy lifestyle an easy one.
  • Amanda Gerace, LMT
    Grassroots Wellness, LLC
    6536 SE Duke St.
    Portland, OR, 97206
    I provide a safe, peaceful, nurturing and professional space and listen to the individual needs of each client. I use a variety of massage modalities to customize each massage and understand the connection between physical and emotional well-being.
  • Carol Gray, LMT
    1306 NW Hoyt st., Suite 307
    Portland, OR 97209
    Craniosacral therapy for mothers, infants & children. Craniosacral training for health professionals.
  • Rachel Heyer
    Stroller Strides
    16186 SW Hazeltine Lane
    Tigard, OR 97224
    Stroller Strides offers moms fitness, Moms’ groups and the ability to connect with other moms in a supportive environment.
  • Christina Kujat
    Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation

    5331 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 105
    Portland, OR 97239
    Compassionate Physical Therapy focused on rehabilitation during the childbearing years. One-on-one care in a healing environment for recovery from pelvic pain, painful intercourse, vulvodynia, urinary and bowel incontinence, constipation, back or tailbone pain, & prolapse. I also treat general pain related to pregnancy, delivery, postural changes or injury. Treatment offered includes intravaginal and intrarectal treatment, myofascial release, scar mobilization, biofeedback, therapeutic ultrasound for blocked ducts, and exercises to reconnect with the body.
  • Savannah Mayfield, LMT, CEC
    Nurture Life Coaching 
    7911 SE Stark St., Suite E
    Portland, OR 97215
    Body-Mind integration coaching to support healing and personal empowerment. Reconnect with the wisdom of the body through gentle bodywork, coaching dialogue and craniosacral therapy.
  • Julie Merkl
    Quantum Therapy PC
    7929 SW 37th ave.
    Portland, OR 97219
    Myofascial Release techniques for the treatment of pelvic or coccyx pain, lower back pain sciatica, pain with intercourse, pain on urination/defecation, and incontinence that can arise postpartum or during pregnancy. Great for releasing scar tissue adhesions post C-section or episiotomy. Training and experience in both internal (vaginal and rectal) and external techniques.
  • Camille Mulchi BS, RYT, CCE
    Motherwise Yoga & Holistic Childbirth
    2024 SE Clinton
    Portland, OR 97202
    Provides prenatal and postpartum yoga instruction as well as childbirth classes that extend through the 4th trimester with time dedicated to postpartum mood disorders. Doula services are also offered.
  • Orthopedic & TMJ Therapy Center
    9204 SE Mitchell St.
    Portland, OR 97266
    Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation & Women’s Health Care. A physical therapy clinic specializing in public pain and rehabilitation. Provides natural treatment in a safe environment for pregnancy/postpartum aches and pains. Aches & pains may include tail bone, pelvic floor pain, painful intercourse, prolapse issues, urinary/fecal incontinence or urinary/fecal retention.
  • Vittoria Palazzie LMT, HCHI, Yoga Instructor
    6357 SW Capitol Highway
    Portland, OR 97239
    Provides postpartum doula services, hypnosis for childbirth, prenatal & postpartum yoga classes, prenatal & postpartum massage classes, infant massage classes.
  • Elizabeth Ryan
    I provide gentle, nurturing bodywork for parents, babies, and pets in the comfort and convenience of the client’s home, and help make connections with other caregivers and resources to provide families with the support they need to thrive.
  • Katherine Salzmann, LMT
    2922 SE Woodward St.
    Portland, OR 97202
    Swedish massage, energy work and emotional support.
  • Angela Severson, LMT
    1605 NE Broadway St
    Portland, OR 97232
    Licensed massage therapist with special training in abdominal massage, pregnancy massage, and biodynamic massage, supporting the central nervous system. Angela works with the whole body, treating the physical, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Kendra Ward, MAOM, LAc
    Unbroken Flow Acupuncture
    2920 SW Dolph Court, Suite 2
    Portland, OR 97219
    Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, bodywork and essential oils to bring the body and mind back into balance. My technique is very gentle and the treatments are meant to be nourishing and supportive. I work with women along all stages of their journey towards motherhood—infertility, pregnancy related conditions and perinatal health and well being.
  • Unfold Studios
    3249 SE Division
    Portland, OR 97202
    Offering yoga and awareness classes with a focus on mental and emotional health, including a series dedicated to women experiencing fertility challenges, as well as prenatal yoga classes, and mama-baby classes taught by a yoga teacher/social worker. At Unfold Studios, we also have several yoga therapists, meditation and mindfulness teachers on staff who can do individual work with women working through challenges that come with motherhood and mood disorders.
  • Beth Yohalem-Ilsley, LAc
    Mississippi Health Center
    4631 N Albina Ave.
    Portland, OR 97217
    Beth has been a licensed and practicing clinician since 1994. Since opening Mississippi Health Center in 2004 Beth has specialized in acupuncture, infant craniosacral therapy, pediatric care, Holistic Pelvic Care, herbal medicine, pregnancy and post partum care (including breastfeeding and newborn feeding problems, pelvic pain, and cesarean recovery). Beth collaborates with doctors and counselors for post partum depression, making sure all levels of physical, emotional and energetic care are addressed without judgement and with a strong support system. Beth accepts most insurance, including OHP/Care Oregon.
  • Rebecca York, LAc, MSW
    Heart Centered Medicine
    BBC Member

    3689 Carman Dr., Suite 300
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    My own journey through parenthood has enlivened the passion within to support women and families as they transition through the amazing and sometimes challenging aspects of growing a family. I utilize acupuncture, Shiatsu bodywork and Chinese herbs and Taiji combined with my 10 years experience, my Masters in Social Work and working with children and families to bring about healing, transformation and greater joy and ease.
  • Zenana Spa and Wellness Center
    2024 SE Clinton St.
    Portland, OR 97202
    Zenana Spa and Wellness Center is your locally-owned, family-focused, holistic spa and wellness center offering massage, nail care, waxing and facials, chiropractic services and a variety of movement and educational classes and workshops for everyone.


If you are aware of a resource for mothers with PPD or PPD/A that is not listed here, or if a current listing needs updating, please Contact Us.