Sanctuary Healing Arts
[hands on healing arts for women + wee ones]
Read more about Michele Kolakowski, LMT, CLC, CD and her massage practice in Boulder:
Michele is also a birth + postpartum doula:
Tuesdays + Fridays
8:00AM - 6:00PM
rates: $85 - $125
(no tipping please as massage is health care not a luxury)
I love sunshine and Carolina blue sky days, bluegrass music to tap my toes to, and wildflower walks in warm summer breezes. I love being a woman empowered with the creativity and strength to give birth. And I love caring for women and their wee ones. I’m so blessed to work with uber talented professionals who share my passion for the hands-on healing arts with women and their wee ones. At Sanctuary Healing Arts, we believe there’s no better time for mothers and their families to be exquisitely cared for as when they begin their lives together.
How women and their wee ones experience pregnancy, birth, the “fourth trimester” and beyond – matters for all of us. In 1992, I watched a video of an Indian mother lovingly massaging her happy, healthy baby in the sun just outside her simple lean-to home on the other side of the world. It changed me. I had never seen such a potent therapeutic dose of loving care in just a few short moments … without a word spoken. I became fascinated with the baby’s experience of touch and the transformative bonds between mothers and their wee ones, and it’s been my passion ever since.
My devotion to the hands-on healing arts for women and their wee ones is simple. Touch is a fundamental human need and often lacking or missing all together in families, our communities and in our health care. Yet, it is the one of simplest, effective ways to positively influence this miracle with instant and lifetime positive influences for women, their wee ones and families. Over the years, my work has expanded to helping women get a sweet start in their womanhood and seeing them through their lifespan with less pain, more ease and awareness of themselves as vibrant women with amazing inner intelligence.
I am passionate about improving maternity and newborn care – one pregnancy, one birth and one new family at a time. Sanctuary Healing Arts offers birth and postpartum doula care and massage therapy in Boulder County, Colorado and surrounding communities. I enjoy sharing my passion for maternity and infant massage therapy with classes & talks at conferences, schools, spas and hospitals nationwide. I treasure the opportunity to help families, nurses, midwives and physicians improve family-centered care and interdisciplinary teamwork.
I offer you over twenty years of my experience caring for women, their wee ones and new families. I thank them for informing me and my practice every day and being some of my best teachers.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi
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