About Mellow Moms Massage & Wellness Center
Mellow Moms was born out of a passion for holistic health for pregnant and new mothers. We have a great desire to connect and communicate with mothers-to-be and new mothers on many levels, including education, support, and community. We are proud to serve our home community in Jacksonville, FL to bring this specialized service to expectant couples. We offer services ranging from fertility massage & fertility classes to pregnancy massage, prenatal yoga and childbirth classes. We also provide postpartum services including massage, Mommy & Me Yoga Classes and postpartum doula care.
Mellow Moms employs therapists who are passionate about working with women during their childbearing years and specializes in several aspects of massage for women. Please see our Massage Menu to read all about how massage can help you during your pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labor, postpartum and for your newborn too!
LocationProgressive Pediatrics Health Center
We are conveniently located in the same building as Progressive Pediatrics and Fruitful Vine Midwifery, behind the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance, at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Parental Home Road.
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Sita Payne Romero, LMT, CD, HCHI, HCHD
Along with Heather, Sita is the co-owner and founder of Mellow Moms. She has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of expectant couples over the years through her devotion to holistic care for pregnant families. She is a certified Hypnobabies Instructor. Her years of experience teaching Hypnobabies, prenatal yoga and attending births enrich her classes, creating a comprehensive approach to childbirth preparation. Her background as a licensed massage therapist, specializing in prenatal massage brings a special expertise in helping women learn how be comfortable throughout their entire pregnancies. Sita believes in teaching expectant moms what they can do to minimize pregnancy discomforts through exercise, yoga, prenatal massage and hypnosis. As a doula, Sita’s philosophy is to learn about each couple’s vision for their birth and adopt that philosophy to best support them. Whether that philosophy embraces a different childbirth preparation course, a plan for medication or a cultural need during the birth, Sita is committed to supporting each couple as unique individuals.
Heather Harper Palmer, FCP
Along with Sita, Heather is the co-owner of Mellow Moms. After more than 10 years working with expectant and new mothers, she is excited to realize a vision for cohesive, comprehensive support for women at all stages of their reproductive lives. She hopes that all moms served by Mellow Moms will feel comfortable and confident about their changing roles as women and mothers. As a FertilityCare Practitioner, Heather seeks to teach women to appreciate the intricacy of their reproductive cycle and to understand how it is affected by their overall health. It is her goal that every woman value her fertility and be empowered to protect and improve it. As a doula, Heather weaves traditional training with years of experience into a mantle of care, compassion, and protection for every birth. Heather feels that the doula’s most important goal is to advocate for the wishes of the expectant parents, ensuring that their wishes and values be honored first. She has supported mothers in hospital, home, and stand-alone birth center settings. Recently, Heather has had the opportunity to focus on helping mothers achieve successful vaginal deliveries after Cesarean (VBAC) and is especially well-versed in the needs of this particular group of birthing women.
Danalynn Scott-Livingston, LMT, RYT
Danalynn has been working with women during the childbearing years for over 15 years. Through the years she has worn the hat of doula, childbirth educator, prenatal and postnatal fitness instructor and prenatal and postnatal massage therapist. She is a graduate of Daytona College’s Therapeutic Massage program, and is certified in pregnancy massage through Carole Osborne Sheet’s Pre and Perinatal Massage Program. She is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and has received her pre and postnatal yoga certification through the Asheville Yoga Center. Danalynn is a certified personal trainer and brings to her yoga classes over 10 years of experience in helping mamas before and after giving birth to reach their goals of finding their energetic self and boosting their confidence through fluid body movement.
Danalynn specializes in therapeutic massage to alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy and is skilled in fertility massage, prenatal massage, postpartum massage and therapeutic massage for moms and their partners. She is a mama to two little boys, both born peacefully using hypnosis. She is a surfer, skater, yogi who loves to have fun!
Elizabeth Higley, BD, CBE, IES
Beth Higley is very passionate about pregnancy, birth, children, family and women’s health. She has been providing services for childbearing families in the Northeast Florida area since 2008. Because of Beth’s personal experience through a long and hard struggle with postpartum depression, she is passionate about helping mothers in northeast Florida ward off the baby blues and depression in a natural way.
Beth is a certified Independent Encapsulation Specialist. She received her placenta education and encapsulation training through Full Circles Encapsulation. She certified in bloodborne pathogens specifically for Placental Encapsulation Professionals, observes OSHA guidelines for safety, and FDA food safety and handling.
Beth is a true believer of postpartum health and the powers for the placenta. She wants every family to experience the birth process as a safe, empowering and memorable rite of passage and is passionate about providing education and placental remedies for motherhood.