PROPER HYGIENE AND INFECTION CONTROL GUIDELINES AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC ARE BEING FOLLOWED TO ENSURE CLIENT SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.
PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM SERVICES
- Prenatal Massage
- Special Labor Prep Massage
- Postpartum Massage
- Holistic Pain Management Instruction
- Birth Rehearsals for Couples
- Prenatal and Postpartum Therapeutic Exercises
CUSTOMIZED MASSAGE SESSIONS
- Therapeutic Massage
- Migraine Relief with Cold Stone Therapy
- Myofascial Release Techniques (Barnes)
- Chinese Cupping
- Warm Stones
- Microcurrent Point Stimulation for Pain Management
- Foot Reflexology
- Energy Healing (Esoteric Healing)
- Chakra Balancing
- Thai Herbal Poultice Massage
- Raindrop Aromatherapy Treatment
CUSTOMIZED HOLISTIC FACIAL TREATMENTS
- Ayurvedic Ubtan Facial with Kansa Wand
- Chinese Cupping, Seaweed Masque & Shiatsu Facial Massage
PRENATAL YOGA CLASSES
- Please see the links to my YouTube recorded Prenatal Yoga classes. At this time, du to COVID, we are not holding live classes.
Part I: floor exercises
Part II: standing and seated
Part III: with birthing ball
COURSES & WORKSHOPS:
- Chakra Balancing Workshop
(6hrs with CE for LMT's) in 2021: Feb 27, Apr 24, June 27, July 24, Aug 21. From 10am-4pm.
Open to general public, also. $95
- Raindrop Aromatherapy Course
(12 CE hrs for LMT's) in 2021: March 27/28, May 01/02, July 17/18. $195
- Reflexology Course
(12 CE hrs for LMT's) in 2021: May 22/23 and July 10/11. $195
- Prenatal Massage Course
(12 CE hrs for LMT's) in 2021: May 15/16 and August 7/8. $195
Cheryl has 20 years of experience with PRENATAL and LABOR PREP MASSAGE
Massage during pregnancy can help reduce back pain, relieve muscle tension and soreness in the joints, provide soothing comfort to calm your nervous system and reduce stress, and be beneficial in aligning your posture.
Special offer: 3 massages/$165
My specially designed massage to help you prepare for labor. A therapeutic massage using myofascial release techniques to align the lumbar and pelvic areas, administered close to your due date. Specific positioning, birthing breath, visualization and the use of precise acupressure techniques increase the effectiveness and help you to prepare for birth naturally!
Can be part of the 3 massage packages.
Reduce the strain that long hours of breastfeeding can put on your neck, shoulders and back muscles with this customized postpartum massage therapy treatment. Other benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep . It assists with healing (and C-section recovery), as well as helping to return the pelvic area into proper alignment. Postpartum massages are valid for up to one year after the birth.
Special offer: 3 massages/$165
A hands-on practice of the active labor options, created at the request of the Fathers-to- be, to be able to feel more supportive during the birthing process. Practicing supportive holds, becoming familiar with your breathing rhythms, allows both of you to get a sense of timing for the process. The rehearsal lets your body memory guide you once actual labor begins. Both women and partners have said that they feel confident and more at ease entering into labor, having done the rehearsal.
Understand how our body registers pain, and practice skills that will help you manage the tensions and discomforts during all the phases of labor: Positioning, breathing techniques, visualization, relaxation techniques, affirmations, application of hot and cold packs, and several other beneficial techniques will be discussed and practiced to help you through the birthing process.
Using exercises from Yoga, Pilates and Movement-based techniques.
PRENATAL: Strengthening, easing up tense areas, supporting a good circulation, or finding comfortable positions and practicing relaxation for peace of mind. Whatever your needs be, this one-on-one session will be designed especially for you.
POSTPARTUM recovery, strengthening and alignment with emphasis on abdominal, lumbar, and pelvic floor areas as well as shoulders, neck and back.
Women in all phases of pregnancy may join this class designed especially for you to safely strengthen your body structure, relieve tension, enhance circulation and joints with rhythmical movements.
Due to Covid, these classes are displayed below for you to watch.
Here are the links:
Prenatal Yoga Part I:
Prenatal Yoga Part II:
Prenatal Yoga Part III:
Add the very popular short energy modality to your massage (Reiki or Chakra Balancing) to balance, renew and relax!
Customized to suit your needs. This massage may include elements of Swedish massage, Myofascial release techniques, cupping, therapeutic stretching, aromatherapy, and Neurostimm for pain management.
Package of 3 massage: $225.00
A method of using a combination of reflexology, massage therapy, and essential oils in layers on the feet and along the spine. It has been known to stengthen the immune system, relieve back issues, reduce stress, detoxify, increase circulation and oxygenation of tissues to promote self-healing and reduce inflammation along the spine.
Helps support a healthy, strong immune system, especially important in these times of pandemic.
SPECIAL WINTER OFFER: 3 sessions/$225
Reiki is the Japanese word that means "universal life energy". It is an ancient energetic healing technique to balance and harmonize the body, mind and spirit. It can be performed as a laying on of hands, with hands held a few inches above the body, or administered from a distance. The hands of the practitioner cover the major areas of the body slowly allowing the life force energy to channel through and be received by the client for healing.
Special offer: 3 sessions/$195
This method treats the human energy field: the "Electrical System" which vitalizes and controls the physical body. The areas of the body that have been successfully treated are: thyroid, heart, pancreas, stomach, liver, spleen, ovaries, glands, skin, bones, hips, knees, feet, and mental and emotional upsets. The practitioner aligns and balances the Chakras to the internal organs with energetic insight and expert knowledge of the human anatomy.
Special offer: 3 sessions/$195
Precise, effective acupressure techniques used on the face, skull and neck, are offered to help reduce the pain of migraine and tension headaches. Cold stones therapy and essential oils will be applied to to further alleviate pain.
Enjoy a relaxing Foot Reflexology session with Aromatherapy (Egyptian Method), while listening to soothing music to harmonize and calm your mind.
Special offer: 3 sessions/$150
The blend of herbs in the poultice ball is a traditional recipe of the Wat Po Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It includes ginger, lemongrass, tumeric, kaffir lime, camphor, tamarind, and more. The warm aromatic poultice balls soothe joint pain, arthritis, muscle soreness, helping to reduce inflammation.
Special offer: 3 sessions/$270
Ayurveda is known as one of the oldest systems of medicine on earth. The Ayurvedic Ubtan mask is made with nuts, flowers, oils and spices to exfoliate the skin, stimulate the lymph flow, and promote a healthy glow to the skin. Traditionally this mask is applied to the bride's face before her wedding to promote that radiant glow. Kansa Wand is made with the healing metal of India- Kansa. The wand gives a pleasurable sensation, calming the nervous system, and easing muscle tension,
Facial cupping is a delicate application of silicon cups to the face, neck and decollete to enhance lymphatic drainage. We then apply a luxurious seaweed masque to purify and nourish the skin, followed by the Shiatsu Facial Massage, a unique treatment designed to achieve softer, glowing, youthful skin. It helps slow down the aging process, and reduce stress and tension.
Please call Cheryl at (239) 248-7931 or email to Lifebehold@gmail.com to arrange a session.
Please Note: Due to the high volume of office appointments at this time, I am not able to offer any home visit services.
Cheryl has 20 years of experience working with pregnant women, and knows how to help your body align, reduce muscle tension and joint discomfort, during all phases of pregnancy. Save $60.
Raindrop Aromatherapy is a method layering 8 essential oils to the feet and spine, using reflexology and specific massage techniques to intensify the effect. Benefits are: Boost immune system, detoxify the body, reduce inflammation, relieve joint discomfort, and increase circulation and oxygenation of tissues.
An ideal treatment to strengthen and protect during these trying times of the pandemic. Save $90!!!
Customized massages for pain management, soreness, fatigue, and more. I make the ideal combination of methods to help relieve your symptoms, such as Cupping, Hot Stone, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, MPS pain management, and/or Aromatherapy.
Egyptian Method Foot Reflexology with Aromatherapy.. Listen to relaxing musical frequencies to calm, balance and harmonize your brain. Save $45
An ancient practice re-discovered by Dr Usui, Reiki brings subtle Life Force Energy to all areas of your body for self-healing and rejuvenation. Save $60!
3 Esoteric Healing sessions can be offered in the massage room, or as distant healing sessions. Align, attune, heal and be healthy, vibrant and strong. Save $60!.
The blend of herbs in the poultice ball is a traditional recipe of the Wat Po Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It includes ginger, lemongrass, tumeric, kaffir lime, camphor, tamarind, and more. The warm aromatic poultice balls soothe joint pain, arthritis, muscle soreness, helping to reduce inflammation. Save $45
All packages are valid for 6 months from first treatment date.
(Dates may be extended beyond expiration by paying an additional $15/session).
These packages are valid for in-office visits only, at either the Bonita or Ft Myers location.
@ Bridgingthegappt, 28410 Bonita Crossings Blvd, Bldg B, # 110, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135, United States
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/some Saturday mornings by appointment in Bonita Springs
@Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy
28410 Bonita Crossings, Bldg B, #110
Bonita Springs, Fl 34135
Tuesday/some Saturday afternoons by appointment in Fort Myers
@The Healing Center at Reflections
13550 Reflections Pkwy, #4-402
Fort Myers, 33907
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Thank you so much for the prenatal massage for me and baby. I thank Beloved God for women like you who support and nurture women like me, doing our best to birth happy, healthy babies!
I am so grateful for you.
I want to thank you for the wonderful massages, Cheryl. My body responds well to your methods, and I have a lot less pain. With so much gratitude,
Cheryl is top of the line in her field of practice. She has a good knowledge of the body and has had extensive world travels that have contributed greatly to her calming and grounded energy. I have been in this field of practice for over 25 years and rarely do I find someone who I give repeat business. Not only is her space beautiful, but also extraordinarily clean and safe. So very happy that I found this therapist/healer. I highly recommend Cheryl to anyone looking for an educated therapist who is mature, with excellent quality and caring.
I have been seeing Cheryl for massage therapy for at least 10 years. She has helped me through a few pregnancies and postpartum periods, injuries, and anxiety. Cheryl is skilled in many different complementary techniques, including cupping and myofascial release, and her massages are second to none. Cheryl's massages have been one of the most effective coping and recovery mechanisms that I've used for a bulging lumbar disc and a tailbone injury. I have to sit a lot for my job, and her massages help to counteract the discomfort caused by excessive sitting. I highly recommend Cheryl Bernardi for massage therapy.
I met Cheryl many moons ago when she offered pregnancy yoga as the first yoga instructor in town to do that. I was pregnant with my first child and then my second child when I followed her group pregnancy yoga classes. Over the years I got to know her other talents and services like massage therapy and specialty cupping therapy. Cheryl is an experienced massage therapist and I have been going to her for years. She is caring, professional and I can only recommend her.
Cheryl is amazing for prenatal massage and helping to keep me calm, pain-free, and relaxed throughout my pregnancy! She's also an awesome yoga teacher!
I have attended two prenatal yoga classes so far and wow! I feel amazing after I leave! Cheryl is so sweet and knowledgeable! It’s beginner friendly and she gives each of us the right amount of attention (she even provides additional at home exercises to cater to your needs). In addition, she gives so many tips and lots of information on pregnancy and delivery!
My husband and I have been receiving massages of all types with Cheryl for many years. From raindrop, deep tissue, Swedish, neck and shoulders, reflexology etc. you name it Cheryl is not only well trained in all types of massage but has that extra something special that cannot be taught. This comes from experience and being intuitive with respect to what her client needs. Her knowledge of the human body is astounding! My husband and I both agree we would not be able to do half the things we do if it weren't for the expert care we have received from Cheryl for the last 10+ years. Cheryl is a true professional in every way! She always goes above and beyond to help people. You will not find a better therapist in this area "hands down!" Make your appointment today!
Thank you Cheryl for your personalized unique approach, you were able to pinpoint the cause of my issue and improve the condition of my knee joint in one session!
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