Adult and Infant Massage
I began practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2002 and I specialize in fertility, prenatal, postpartum and infant massage. I also offer Reiki, Yoga, Childbirth Education and Postpartum Doula support.
My love and study of traditional healing arts coupled with an educational background in biology offers a me a unique approach to working with clients and students alike. I attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, prior to which I earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and studied herbal medicine at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. I received advanced training in Perinatal Massage, Infant Massage, Medical Massage, Reiki, and Anatomy Trains. Once I began working with pregnant mothers, I became enchanted by this sacred time in a woman's life.
My own journey of pregnancy began with my son, who was born in 2008. I quickly learned that the sacred time of pregnancy can be scary and challenging. In walking this path as a single mother, I decided to learn and research traditional birth practices. I found an amazing yoga teacher, went to weekly prenatal yoga and attended childbirth education. These experiences grounded me and allowed me to feel at ease, confident and grateful during my pregnancy. I had a powerful and transformative birth experience where I was supported by my yoga practice, a birth doula and a nurse midwife. Having traveled the sacred journey of birth, I wanted to help other women and families.
My next steps were clear.... I completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher training, attended Pre and Postnatal Yoga training, trained as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Infant Massage Educator. Through my journey I have cultivated a deep respect for the innate wisdom and healing ability of the body, mind and spirit. I am extremely thankful for my teachers, students, clients and colleagues alike. I am the founder of Tree of Life Healing Arts, a Westchester based wellness practice offering Massage, Reiki, Yoga, Childbirth Education and Postpartum doula support.
EMILY HARDING, LMT, CLC, PCD (DONA)
Birth & Postpartum Doula
EMILY HARDING is a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013. Her primary focus is the perinatal phase in women's lives. From a young age, she believed in the power of touch, as she experienced the healing art of reiki routinely from her mother. She is trained in various therapeutic massage modalities, including advanced certifications for fertility, prenatal and postpartum, infancy, connective tissue therapy/myofascial release, Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology. Sessions are offered in home or in studio.
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