The term “doula” is Greek it comes from ancient Greece. It means servant, a woman who serves other women.
Massage is an ancient form of healing used for thousands of years to offer relief from pain, restore good spirits, provide comfort, boost energy, and rejuvenate muscles. Massage is a natural way of dealing with your health problems. Massage is a relaxing experience, using touch to bring about emotional and physical changes.
Your massage will take place in a quiet, private room, with soft music and the temperature suited to fit your personal needs. A full body massage usually takes an hour to an hour and a half. Your modesty and privacy will be respected. You will be draped with a sheet to keep you warm and comfortable, only the body part being massaged will be uncovered. I want to be informed about any injuries or problem areas prior to the start of your session. As you receive your massage, I encourage you to give me feedback as to make your massage comfortable and beneficial for you. It is always helpful to take a deep breath, close your eyes and relax during your session. Breathe deeply with an emphasis on the exhalation. Let me try to move your limbs as needed, it is not necessary for you to be helpful. This is your time to relax and enjoy! You may choose to talk or be silent, but also know that the most profound healing happens in perfect silence, silencing the mind and the body. For your maximum comfort avoid eating a large meal for at least one hour before your massage and then for the healing benefits avoid eating a large meal for one hour after the massage. I want to be able to share with you the many benefits that massage has to offer. When you feel better physically and mentally your stress level is reduced. So I would be honored to provide you with a therapeutic massage.
A birth doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and her partner before, during and after childbirth. Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula's presence at birth:
Giving birth to a baby is so much more than a physical journey; it engages the parents-to-be in a transformational experience, a life altering event. I honor the normal life process of birth. I hope to help women have a greater trust in their body’s ability to birth. I believe there are many paths through birth. I respect a women’s deepest intuition about how she needs to bring her baby into the world. I respect the women’s choice to give birth in a setting of her choice. I assist couples in helping them make choices that are best suited to their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. I love being a part of this transformational time in a couple’s life. I support a variety of diverse family backgrounds. I am open-minded about birthing and parenting lifestyle choices. I am honored to be a witness to the miracle of birth.