I thoroughly enjoyed a 12-year career as a licensed massage therapist, working with physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. My clients ranged from athletes and post-spinal surgery patients to prenatal mamas.
Some of my favorite experiences were working with the United States Tennis Association’s female tennis professionals for eight years and working with a fertility specialist to develop a protocol for women undergoing IVF.
I spent some time teaching massage at the Swedish Institute before starting a family of my own and moving to the suburbs of NY. I currently reside in Larchmont with my husband and two young sons.
I began my training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2013. I have had the privilege to study with several Breastfeeding Medicine experts in Westchester and Connecticut to gain a wide range of experience and treatment options.
I spent my first year of practice working with a team of pediatricians in their office as their in house IBCLC, seeing babies as soon as they were discharged from the hospital. I enjoyed treating the dyad so soon after birth to solve breastfeeding challenges before they escalated. I was also able to sharpen my skills in assessing oral ties, as I assisted many frenotomy procedures. Currently, I see patients privately in the comfort of their own home. Aside from being a lactation consultant and massage therapist, I am a certified infant massage instructor as well as a registered yoga teacher.
As a massage therapist and having the license to touch, I have more freedom with the hands on work I can provide for my families. I provide mastitis visits, using all manual techniques to clear the breast of troublesome clogged ducts. There are shiatsu points I can work that are helpful for moms stress and can aid the letdown of milk. I love being able to incorporate infant massage for baby’s gas troubles, as well as bodywork and sucking exercises for feeding difficulties.
Proud member of:
New York Lactation Consultant Association
United States Lactation Consultant Association
Tri- State Breastfeeding Association
Hudson Valley Birth Network