First off, Thank You for visiting Whole Living Body & Birth Services Website! This has been a long time dream of mine to share my passion and expertise with the world and I hope you enjoy what I’ve created here.
Some of you that are new to my website might be wondering, who is Robin Shatz and is she really a Body and Birth Services Expert?
Please allow me to give you a brief intro about myself, my experience and why I do what I do. Unlike life’s obstacles that some of you might be facing, I promise this will be quick and painless. Afterwards I hope you will stick around, read through and comment on some of the many helpful blog articles currently on Whole Living Ideas, Healthy Pregnancy Tips and the latest types of Birth Services available here and elsewhere.
I have been a practicing Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist for over 28 years. I started my pregnancy massage work as well as working with pregnant couples over 25 years ago. I am trained and proficient in many different modalities of techniques and all of the methods learned are used on an individual basis of my client’s needs. In 1999 I became a yoga instructor and later that year completed training as a Pregnancy/Labor Massage Doula and Postpartum Massage Doula.
I have been married for 35 years and have two wonderful grown sons of my own. After the births of my boys I knew that there were and could be other options out there for a more supportive and knowledgeable experience. My big “Aha” moment was during the birth of my second son. I had just signed a paper to agree to a cesarean as my labor was progressing to long and there was little dilation. I knew in my heart that I had to stop, take a breath, and listen to my body and its needs. I quickly guided my husband to help me get into a position that would not only help ease my great discomfort but I knew in my heart that it would speed up my son coming into the world. I was right!!! Within a few minutes my son was born healthy and to also mention how surprised the nurses and Dr were when they were in the process of getting a surgery room ready.
My sons birth was a pivotal moment. I knew that I had to use my education and resources to create a program like Whole Living Body & Birth Services where everything from massage and body services to a variety of helpful birth services and classes for new and expecting mother’s and their partners.
It has always been a driving force within me to encourage not only my clients but my pregnant families to become empowered, in control, and be educated with the many options that are available for any situation.
Women have the right to be surrounded by those they love and trust during the perinatal/postnatal period. A Woman’s emotional and physical support is as vital to her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience as her support healthcare team.
Robin’s Additional Titles & Certifications:
- Pregnancy/Labor Massage Doula
- Postpartum Massage Doula
- Certified Infant Massage Instructor with Infant Massage USA.
- Certified Instructor as a Childbirth Educator with ACBE (Academy of Childbirth Educators) -U.S.
- Certified Janet Balaskis ‘Active Birth’ Childbirth Educator -U.K.
- Yoga Instructor
There you have it folks, the short version. I appreciate you for reading it through. If you’d like to know more, schedule an appointment for body or birth services or just drop me a message, you can do so on our Contact Us Page.
Thanks again for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!