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December 3, 2019

Cupping has become quite popular in the last several years. Olympians are seen with cup marks on their backs, many who receive it rave about how helpful and amazing it is. So do I offer this modality and what is it even? 

Cupping actually uses glass or plastic...

October 17, 2018

Tonight as I was laying in bed with my 4 year old son, I was reminded about how badly we need touch. I was on my own for bedtime tonight and he impatiently waited until his brother fell asleep so that I would lay with him and give him some much needed snuggles. As I pl...

September 19, 2018

Several months ago I began offering labor stimulation massage sessions. You may ask what is that, how is it different than a regular prenatal massage and why would you want a labor stimulation session? 

I feel like I need to preface this all by saying that labor st...

August 21, 2018

One of the greatest privileges I have a massage therapist is to care for those who are caring for loved ones. When a caregiver comes in for a session, it is often clear that they are carrying the heavy weight of the demanding and never ceasing job of caring for someone...

April 30, 2018

If you are like most people, the words "deep tissue" and "pain free" don't usually go hand in hand.  Deep tissue is usually synonymous with deep pressure which some people love and others find not only uncomfortable, but also painful. 

Over the past several ye...

February 12, 2018

Whenever I get a call in the middle of the night, or a labor ends up being long, the mother typically feels the need to apologize for making me come out or keeping me "so long". 

When I became a doula, I knew that birth was unpredictable.  This work is not scheduled (un...

July 13, 2017

I recently read the book "Confessions of a Domestic Failure" by Bunmi Laditan. I'll preface this post by saying that I really enjoyed this book first. It was a funny and relatable, fiction story that I think a lot of mom's can relate to.

The story is about a first time...

July 10, 2017

As a health and wellness provider, I believe that self care is an integral part of a health and wellness regimen. I also understand how hard it can be to make self care a priority in our busy society, so here are 5 ways to say on track. 

1. Keep it simple - Self care do...

June 19, 2017

When I trained as a labor doula, my trainer said something that has stuck with my and transformed the way I look at my work as a doula. She said something along the lines of "labor support is not a necessity, but postpartum support is". I immediately kicked myself for...

May 22, 2017

If one is looking to escape hot summer days by finding a place to swim in Northern New York, they don't have to look far. Northern NY is home to well maintained state parks with large swimming areas down to small spring fed pools/swimming holes. If you have grown up in...

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