(Courtesy of Serenity Massage) What comes to mind when you consider the word “serenity”? Do you picture an image of a place that is peaceful and calm, or even visualize yourself actually there? Do you hear the gentle sounds of soft music or nature, with a refreshing aroma wafting through the air? Do you sense a feeling that is secure, peaceful and calm? Imagine all of this filling your senses at the same time, in a place of quiet respite. Shoshana offers in-home services within Central and Northern New Jersey.
According to Shoshana, a New Jersey massage therapist and doula, “serenity” takes on a whole new meaning in her specialty practice for women and girls. During any transition in life, being able to have serenity plays a big role. To be able to have a doula during birth and having an extra set of hands after the birthing experience is helpful when thinking about the experience of bringing a baby into the world. You could have that place of serenity in your own house or at Shoshana’s office by booking an appointment with her. Each session is catered to her clients’ needs and wants.
In an interview with The Jewish Link, Shoshana described what she loves about her work. “Massage and doula work encompass more than just helping someone reach a point of relaxation; they create a sense of safety where a person’s mind and body can release trauma, anxiety, pain or grief. There is nothing more satisfying than a client feeling rejuvenated, in less pain and with an overall sense of serenity.”
Many are already aware of the stress relief provided by skillful massage. Shoshana reported that this relief also contributes to “enhancement of the immune system, better sleep, improved mood and reduced anger and irritability.” She further explained that many people integrate massage therapy into a regular health and wellness life plan. In other words, massage is not simply an indulgence, but holds significant potential as an important component of a healthy lifestyle and wellness lifestyle.
Shoshana has completed specialized training in pre- and post-natal massage, Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She is also a DONA International trained birth and postpartum doula offering her services within Central and Northern New Jersey. If you are interested in booking a massage session or scheduling a free 30-minute doula consultation please contact her using the information below.
Serenity: Where Mind and Body Meet services are open to women and children, with off-site services available. Shoshana is available for appointments; contact her at 206-883-3700 email her at [email protected] or visit her website at