Prenatal Massage

Alice Palacio, CMT

Alice Palacio is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Craniosacral Massage and Myofascial Techniques in the Santa Cruz area for over 14 years. Highly influenced by her studies at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, Alice seamlessly blends long and slow Swedish style strokes with deeper myofascial movement, CranioSacral release and other techniques based from the osteopathic tradition. The result is a meditative experience bringing you into a deep state of relaxation while working out holding patterns in the physical structure.

With a focus in prenatal and pediatric massage, Alice enjoys working with patients of Fertile Spring Reproductive Acupuncture in supporting each family’s journey through the myriad stages of fertility and pregnancy. Patients are appreciative of Alice’s deeply calm, grounding, and compassionate presence, finding themselves able to let go of unwanted holding patterns and going deep within themselves to return to a state of harmony and balance. Alice recognizes that although the journey of pregnancy may have a specific focus on the female body in carrying the pregnancy, this time is surely a family experience and she enjoys supporting partners during their ‘pregnancy’ as well.

Alice works with a wide range of conditions such as post-traumatic stress, pre/post-surgical support, painful menstruation, migraines, chronic muscle tension, colic, injury, and structural imbalances.

Read more about the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy.