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, as well as my new office in Stamford, CT. 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.
In 2021, I continued my Craniosacral Therapy studies with some of the infant CST masters. Please visit the Craniosacral Therapy page of my website to learn more about this unique and powerful modality.
Proud member of:
New York Lactation Consultant Association
United States Lactation Consultant Association
Tri- State Breastfeeding Association
Hudson Valley Birth Network