About Me

I was born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.In 1993, I received my first certification in Massage with a special focus on the Chinese medical approach to healing and wellness from AMOR (Oriental Massage Association of Brazil) and in 1995 I received certification from CEATA  (Acupuncture and Alternative Therapies Studies Center) . After 9 years of professional practice in Sao Paolo, I moved to Israel where I studied and became certified in Massage and Zen Shiatsu (MAGA School of Shiatsu, Jerusalem, Israel).  When a massage client invited me to assist in her birth, I became interested in becoming a Doula. In 2007, I received my first certification as a Doula at Birth Israel with Shoshana Goldbaum.

 In 2008, I moved to the United States to marry my then fiancé and now husband. I went back to school and graduated from PMTI—Potomac Massage Training Institute, became licensed in DC and MD in Massage and also became certified in Pregnancy Massage. In addition, I also received my Doula certification from Doulas of North America (DONA). In 2012, I joined the By Your Side Birth Doula practice which works with mothers who give birth at hospitals in DC and suburban Maryland. I have studied Thai Massage, Ohashi Shiatsu (New York, NY), and completed the Midwife Assistant Workshop at the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. I am currently finishing my Advanced Aromatherapy Certification from Floracopeia.