I am a NYS licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Trocaire College Medical Massage program. In my two years of study at Trocaire I earned an Associates in Applied Sciences as well as a Massage Therapy Certification. As a student I interned at Depew Health Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I currently have a private practice located at the HEAT Center on Buffalo's West Side, where I specialize in Medical/Theraputic Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Postpartum Massage Therapy. Along with being a LMT I am also a Birth Doula.
Before becoming a LMT, I was an Early Childhood Educator at the University of Buffalo Child Care Center. I had the pleasure of watching families grow as well as supporting parents through their childs gowth and delveopment, from the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. For 10 years I did this and learned so much about child development, teaching, patience, and collaboration with parents and co-workers.
When I decided to go to Massage School I honestly had no idea where this new carreer would take me. It was not until 2 years into my massage practicer that a client of mine got pregnant with her first child and asked me to be at her birth. Her reason for asking was, "No one relaxes me the way you do and you can massage me while I'm in labor." Not knowing really anything about birth I agreed and was there for the birth of her son 8 months later. I was blown away by this expierence and I decided that day that I could offer labor support for the rest of my life, this was the beginning of my doula carrer.
Since attending this first birth in October of 2012, I have acquired doula training, as well as specialized training in Preganacy Massage and Postpartum Massage.
I am very thankful and blessed to be in a position where I can continue to support women, parents, and children. I truly love what I do and will actively continue to educate myself in order to better serve my community through massage therapy, education, and birth support services.