Monica Basile is a Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master-Teacher with more than 20 years of experience working with people and families in the childbearing year. She holds a PhD in gender, women's and sexuality studies from the University of Iowa and is the mother of an adult son.
In her bodywork practice, Monica offers massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, and Reiki (energy healing). She is certified in prenatal and postpartum massage, and has had advanced training in maternal and infant craniosacral therapy. Monica is also trained in Swedish massage, scar tissue release, reflexology, and neuromuscular therapy. She enjoys working with people of all ages and genders.
Monica believes that everyone deserves access to culturally appropriate care, and the opportunity to make informed choices. She is passionate about the transformative power of pregnancy and birth, and facilitating joyful embodiedness through compassionate, healing touch. She is committed to partnering with clients to facilitate peace, balance, and deep healing in mind, body, and spirit. Her own daily yoga and meditation practices support her approach to bodywork and birth work.