As a massage therapist for the past ten years, I have always been in awe of the innate power of the human body. When I became pregnant in 2018, that feeling only intensified. Through birth we are put to the test; physically, mentally and emotionally... but it so worth it when you get to see that tiny human you created for the first time. It was my experience through pregnancy and the birth of my son, Simon Asher, that called me to this work. I am honored to be a Bebo Mia trained birth doula as well as a licensed massage therapist specializing in pregnancy and postpartum massage. I believe that every journey to parenthood should be filled with love, support and of course, happiness. I am proud to serve any pregnant person (and their partners), located in the greater Phoenix area, through that journey in a capacity that educates, informs, supports and above all holds space for you to safely transition into your coolest role yet, a parent.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Rocky Mountain College, Billings MT (2010)
Diploma of Clinical Massage Therapy, The Soma Institute, Chicago IL (2012)
Certified Maternal Support Practitioner, Bebo Mia (2021)
As your pregnancy progresses you may seek out another level of support. If I'm lucky enough to be that person I will do so without judgement, creating an empowering space for you to have whatever birth experience feels right for you. Offering non-medical comfort measures, touch, verbal support, information, a calming presence or jokes and laughter if that's what you need. Always a resource, never a source, I promise to provide resources and evidence based information to you in an effort to help you bring your baby into this world in a safe, holistic, loving way. Massage should be an integral part of a pregnant person's journey. The changes that take place in the body during pregnancy can cause minor aches and pains and sometimes even issues like sciatica. The goal of bodywork during pregnancy is to address those areas in a way that helps you to relax and become more attuned to your body and what works to bring you relief and calm. Bodywork received during pregnancy can also translate into the birth/labor space where it can be a beneficial comfort measure for the laboring person.