Grow in Health

Pre and Perinatal Therapies

Lakshmi has over 20 years of experience working with those who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or who have recently given birth. Lakshmi provides several different types of therapies for those in the pre (pregnant) and perinatal (first 1,000 days since conception) period. Lakshmi offers preconception massage, prenatal massage, postpartum massage, infant massage, and offers classes for partners about how to use massage during pregnancy and birth. Lakshmi uses CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release to encourage the body to relax, improve posture, release tension and stress, improve sleep, and to reduce pain. 

Lakshmi also works with those during the perinatal period through yoga therapy including how to use breath, yoga poses, meditation, and deep relaxation for the physical, mental and spiritual challenges of this important period. 

Somatic Experiencing and The Safe and Sound Protocol(SSP) are also used to help those preparing for pregnancy and birth to regulate their nervous systems, process any undigested trauma held in their bodies, and to move into a calm and grounded state all of which are essential to prepare for pregnancy and birth.

Lakshmi helps her clients learn to connect and bond with their baby which helps with healthy attachment. She has a special passion for helping those with birth trauma including babies through CranioSacral Therapy, SSP and Somatic Experiencing. Pregnancy and birth are times of great change, and change can be challenging and not always easy. Lakshmi is here to help.

Lakshmi also offers pelvic floor yoga therapy to help balance the muscles of the pelvic floor before, during, or after pregnancy. This work is essential to help the pelvic floor recover and remain supportive and integrated for posture, movement, support of the organs, and overall health. 

Lakshmi tailors each session to the individual's needs and goals. Known for her sensitivity and intuition about what the body needs, Lakshmi's pre and perinatal sessions are powerful and effective while guiding the client into a state of deep relaxation and release. She focuses on trusting the body's inherent intelligence and ability to unwind and heal. 

Lakshmi is certified by Postpartum Support International's Pre and Perinatal Mental Health Affiliate Program and is at the tail end of completing her certification by the Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health's Educator Program. Upon her graduation with her Master's in Social Work, Lakshmi will add pre and perinatal mental health counseling to her services. 

What is Pre and Perinatal Psychology and what does it mean for me?

Pre and Perinatal Psychology is not like the traditional kind of psychology we think of. It is a somatically based view that includes are earliest imprints, memories, and experiences from conception forward. These are important to understand and process because they become the foundation of all of our experience moving forward in our lives. Our experiences in utero form how we see and interact with the world and others, without us even being aware of it. This is called implicit memory. These experiences are stored in our bodies, both physical and energetic, and touch and somatic therapies are excellent for helping heal any of our earliest experiences that may still be impacting our lives in a way that creates struggle or friction. These can show us as chronic tension, mental health challenges, fears and phobias, health challenges, and challenges with life skills. Because our brains, bodies, and nervous systems are flexible, meaning they can change, we can heal these early imprints of pain, shame, fear, anger, not feeling seen or understood, and more. The view point and tools from Pre and Perinatal Psychology (PPN) are designed to help heal birth trauma, whether it is for the birthing person, the baby, or the partner and extended family, even including transgenerational traumas. Sessions are appropriate for any age from in utero to adults. Come help heal your little one, even if he/she is in an adult body.

"The womb is a school, and every baby attends." David Chamberlain, PhD, Co-founder of APPPAH.

Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes In-person only $130 for 60, $160 for 90. Sessions are available Friday-Sunday. Gift Certificates can be purchased at

All sessions are performed at 1143 C Executive Circle #201, Cary, NC 27511.


Those moving through the pre and perinatal period deserve authentic support, respect, to be seen and heard, and to feel their best through compassion, connection, empathy, and encouragement.