Doulas Make a Difference!

My doula clients* hold a special place in my heart. You have to be affected by the beauty and emotion of the event when you are present for something so amazing. It is a huge moment when a person becomes a PARENT. It’s a big deal!

My goal when I am devoting doula services to a mother or couple is to provide all the physical, emotional, and informational support needed to have a wonderful experience, free from worries or fears. The research highlights the benefits of doulas as labor support with the following statistics:doula-stats

I am currently accepting new clients for JULY 2014- DECEMBER 2014. To view a bit more about doula services I provide, CLICK HERE. To view my DoulaMatch.net profile and availability calender, click DOULA PROFILE.

*If I have attended your birth and you haven’t yet posted a review of the service I’ve provided, please take a moment to follow THIS link and say a few words about what I did and how it made a difference!  Thank you!

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2012 Soldier Marathon

Proudly supporting the 2012 Soldier Marathon by providing Sport Massage to the athletes as they complete the 26.2 mile Marathon, the 13.1 mile Half Marathon, or the Relay Marathon at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia on November 10th, 2012.

 

Gwen McGlaun, LMT, NCTMB, BCY providing post-race massage therapy to a 2012 Soldier Marathon finisher.

It was a perfect day for the event and it was a privilege to work with so many excellent volunteers to make the day absolutely fantastic for the race participants!  As one finisher said, “it’s worth it to run 26.2 miles to get a massage at the end!”

For more information about the Soldier Marathon, please visit  www.soldiermarathon.com

Massage and Labor Support: Shorten your labor and feel great while you have your baby!

I have the privilege of being a certified Bodywork for the Childbearing Year™ therapist. I provide prenatal and postpartum massage specialization and labor support services. The exciting moment between pre- and post-, the moment of BIRTH, is one I am lucky enough to have shared with several women and their families as a Labor Support Specialist.

Labor Support begins with a meeting by the 30th week of pregnancy to discuss your birth plan and complete required paperwork. Labor Support can be whatever you need including advocacy for your birth plan, silence, vocalizations, movement, massage, and encouragement, and is not a “coach” unless asked to fill this role. The mother’s preferences are honored at all times and may vary through the stages of labor.

The goal and intent is to support the mother with careful listening and supportive actions, providing a safe and comforting place for her to deliver her baby with the least effort possible and the most joy imaginable!

“My first labor included 3 hours of pushing. It’s exhausting to start motherhood off after that. EVERY muscle is sore, including Continue reading

Showing Military Appreciation!

This morning, McGlaun Massage Therapy is proud to announce the adoption of a US Soldier through http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/

Supporting the Military, its Service Members, and the Military Family is an important part of life at McGlaun Massage Therapy. In addition to sending letters, care packages, and prayers to our Warriors, McGlaun Massage Therapy offers a permanent 20% discount to all Service Members, Veterans, and the immediate Family (parents, spouses, and children) of Active Duty Military and Veterans. Purple Heart Recipients will receive 50% off all massages and services.

Follow your heart in a patriotic show of support by adopting a US Soldier or through other displays of support. I’d encourage you to reach beyond yellow ribbons and car stickers to an ACTIVE role in supporting our Troops. For more information on how you can get involved search for volunteer organizations in your area. I suggest the following national/international organizations with whom I have had wonderful experiences;

Active Heroes

Operation Baghdad Pups

USO.org

VFW

Yours in Health,

-Gwen McGlaun, LMT, NCTMB, BCY