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Massage Doula

‘Cause really the worst (and funniest) response I’ve ever heard to the question, “Do you have a birth plan?” was “I’m planning to have a God damned baby, why do you think I’m here?!”

Best Massage Doula EVER  Package~ $1900

Includes one prenatal visit so we can get to know each other, your partner can meet me, and we review the birth plan, and then:

1. Prenatal Massage session

1. Labor Whisperer massage session (where we get your pelvis muscles loose and juicy, energy blockages cleared, and the labor ball rolling)

1. Postpartum Session to help reset your body chemistry, check on your belly and take care of any sore new mommy muscles.

Unlimited hours of labor support, and massage massage massage during your labor. Let’s do our best to provide You and Your family the birth you desire. Please review the Doula Contract to learn more.

This is what others have to say about me. http://doulamatch.net/profile/12605/rowan-twosisters

** some clever doula that is not me first came up with this analogy.

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Labor Whisperer

Labor Whisperer Private Session

What be this? A magical way on how to start labor? Well, almost.

Many times I see the same 5 things over and over again holding a woman back from entering her labor excited and body confident. Let’s go through the list together and see what we can do to mitigate any blockages, loosen and prepare your muscles, check the position of your baby*, and create an attitude of joyous anticipation. Sometimes this massage gets the labor ball rolling, and other times a few of nights of serenity and wrapping up details occur first. I want to share every tool I have to assist you in an empowered, awesome labor journey.  This is a full 2 hour session.

*Baby Position is super important, let’s see what we can do to get bebe’ optimally situated!

Feel free to purchase before the 40 weeks, so you can be ahead of the game come labor time. And I need to tell you that while there are things that you can do to get yourself as on time and awesome as possible, attempting to get labor started before full term is not within the scope of this pdf. Unless your baby is ready.

Pat Jones, Houston midwife and local hero, says “There is hardly anything you can do to keep a baby in when he’s ready, and hardly anything you can do to get him out if he’s not.”

Shoot me an email if you are not sure if it’s right for you, and step right up and get you some PDF labor whispering empowerment if it is.

xo,

Rowan

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The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

Loves, I became a professional practitioner of Arvigo therapy last Sept, and its done some really cool stuff as far as helping folks with uteruses feel well and balanced.

—>>>>>Review
It’s also helped folks with other abdominal challenges, in a way I had not forseeen.

“The night of the massage, I rested and ate light. I expected this to be a process that might take many weeks; but I woke the next morning hungry for the first time in a year! The next week, I continued to improve, but was again in distress when I saw her for the second time three weeks later. 

Now also armed with self-care instructions provided by Rowan, I had even better and longer lasting results, and began to notice a significant improvement in my stomach symptoms. At the third session it became very obvious to me that these massage techniques may help common gastro-intestinal problems such as irregularity and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as GERD, heartburn and bloating. I am now becoming comfortable with the self-care, and appreciate that Rowan’s goal is to teach me how to continue the benefits on my own. ” – K.M.   http://www.sustainablygreen.blogspot.com/2015/01/digestion-problems-arvigo-…

So like really, what be this? Here is the 411, formally.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health.

Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman’s center is her uterus. “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she,” he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Hortence Robinson, a 73 year old herbal midwife of Belize who has been delivering babies since she was 13.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® address position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.
Benefits for Women

Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.

A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options may include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, “your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don’t worry about it.” Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.
Benefits for Men

Men benefit greatly from the techniques as well. By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.

Digestive and Emotional Benefits for Men and Women

Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from the techniques. Many of our common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, indigestion, constipation, and heartburn are treated with antacids, muscle relaxants, and a variety of other medications. These treatments address symptoms, not the causes. By using The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature.
What can Arvigo Therapy Maya Abdominal Massage support in healing?

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are offered as a supportive modality to enhance health and wellness, and are not meant as an entire approach to health care. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your health care provider first.

Practitioners of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ report that many common health care symptoms are alleviated by these techniques. Organ functions are supported and enhanced.

This list contains the most common symptoms that may be improved by incorporating this holistic modality into ones health care.

For Women

  • Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
  • Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility
  • PMS/Depression with menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Enhances Pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
  • Pelvic congestion, pain

For Men

  • Early stages of prostate swelling
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostatitis (mild)
  • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)

For Everyone

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Low energy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Low Back ache
  • Chronic indigestion or heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Restricted breathing due to tension

Ready? two sessions to start off. $250
Tune ups are $145

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Urban Tarot

Oh tarot, you know I love you.

It probably loves me back.

The AcesI’ve been reading cards for about twenty years, most of those years professionally.

Two choices: I can read for you, either in person or online. Use the “Book Now”/get read by Rowan link to make it happen.

Choice 2) I can teach you how to read your own self. The Friday Night Witches and Bitches club meets at Texas Art Asylum right here in Houston, its an ongoing start-where-you-are type of class. That rules.

 

There is wine, shit talking, self expression, lots of learning. It’s AWESOME.

3rd option (it’s not finished yet, so thats why I didn’t mention it before)  a self study online course for Tarot Creatives. I’ll get that to ya next Halloween, 2014!

So let’s get to reading!

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Best Prenatal Massage Ever

Not to be weird, but would you like to feel really good? Muscles relaxed, mind serene, loose and fluid, world peace flowing from your pores? Renewed and feeling beyond awesome? Be jazzed about your baby and upcoming birth? No problemo. This is the massage for you.

What if you are high risk, pregnant with twins, bleeding early, on bed rest or what have you? Still no problem, I can still totally see you, do excellent work. I have a super high skill set,  probably as a result of my constant learning and my turtle pace for completing my midwifery training, so let me know what’s placed you in the high risk category.

If you can safely come to me, great, otherwise we will do an outcall to your place. (Outside the loop incurs milage, and there is a fee increase, but it’s not like powerball huge or anything.)

A note about IN-STUDIO SERVICES:

All services last approximately an hour and 30 minutes and are provided in-studio by appointment only, payable in plastic, cash or check. New client? Please download and complete the client intake form and bring it with you to your first visit. Please & Thank You.

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How to Heal Your Scars

Scars can really shift your health, from decreased range of motion of a limb to constricting bowel function, they are large and in charge. The good news is that they are uncomplicated to heal, especially with a little guidance and perseverance.

First let’s figure out if you even like me. Watch the intro video, and see if I feel like a fit.

 

  • Learn how scars form (in layman’s terms) and why they are a hazard
  • Assess! Form a baseline of your body’s terrain. This is an important first step, especially for all my C-Section mamas out there.
  • Next I will get you introduced to powerful tools of healing that you may already own
  • Practical application, learn the process of applying these tools to get your heal on.

Videos are the primary teaching medium, with an occasional handout. Discussions and questions are invited.

 This course is for people who are interested in self healing, scar reduction, and making a difference in how their bodies function.

Table of Contents

      Welcome

    • First Things First
      How about a little quiz to test your scar knowledge?
    • Why I’m the Woman to Teach You
      what’s that again?
    • How Your Life Will Be Better after this Course.
      You can expect more range of motion, less tension, and more EASE.

What the Big Deal Anyway?

    • What Kinda Scars We Talking About?
      Scar clarifier, ’cause not all scars are created equal.
    • Why This Shiz Matters.
      References and Citations

How the Healing Happens

    • Document Your Progress
      Pictures of yo selfie.
    • How Scars Form, The Unscientific Explanation
      I’m not a doctor, or a scientist, or an engineer, so this is pretty right brain over here.
    • Easy as a Child’s Toy
      Seriously, like would I joke ya?

Healing Protocol: How the Healing Journey Plays Out

    • Start Where You Are
      It’s ok that you didn’t start twenty days, weeks, or years ago. We are here now.
    • Setting Up a Sacred Healing Space
      Setting the tone for healing
    • Just Touch It.
      Warm up those mitts, it’s touching time in Texas (or wherever you are)
    • Healing Tools; The 411
      Less than 50 bucks, and you may already have most of these in your home.
    • Castor Oil, Who is it NOT for?
      I 100% need you to read this.
    • Putting the Process Together
      It’s not hard, seriously.

Special Populations

    • Laparoscopic Surgeries, ex Weightloss and Ports
    • C Sections & Surgical Births
      Your Birth Matters.
    • Trans* Chest Surgery
    • Ostomies, now what?
    • Scars from Burns, with a Side Convo about Chronic Pain
    • Let’s Talk Breasts!
    • Heart and Chest Surgery
    • Cancer, and Scars from Treatments
    • Birth Trauma and Perineal tears

Last Thoughts

    • I Believe in You, You are Your Own Best Healer.
      A pep talk.
    • When is it Time to Stop?
      How to know when the party’s over.
    • Let’s Stay Together, Shall We?
      Awe now, we aren’t breaking up, are we?!!!!
    • Value of Community in Healing Challenges
      Birds of a feather….
    • Thank You
      Love, gratitude and a request.

Texas Massage CEU

  • How to get a 3 hour Texas Massage CEU
    in three easy steps!
  • Massage CEU Quiz
    Ready Set GO!

    Im not kidding when i said your course has changed my world. 27 years i didn’t touch my surgical birth scar, 27 years. like wow. and today i feel like i am connected to my soul again. Your course is magic, I’m telling you it changes lives, it should be out there –

    -Karen Demmery

    Can’t wait for my surgeon to see it at my next appt. I really can’t wait to share with others. I just gave a friend your info yesterday. I didn’t do it on my own. I followed your teaching and had faith, but NEVER did I expect such a fabulous result!!

    -Wanda Gentry

    As a Doula and a Massage therapist I am always looking for new tools and techniques to offer my clients. When I learned that Rowan was offering this course I jumped at the opportunity to learn. The simple,affordable, tangible way she offers clients to take the power of healing into their own hands is phenomenal. Shes is knowledgable, relatable and entertaining. Thanks for sharing your magic Rowan.

    -Erin Young

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Dude, It’s Your D!ck!

 

Your dick isn’t just a dick. It’s your Pride.

You aren’t incapable.

Inadequate
Frightening
Pathetic
Laughable
…or even deformed

You’re just scarred – with a scarred dick to match.

Whether you’re saying hello to a pretty lady, spending time with your guys, networking on the job, the secret to self confidence?

Dude, it’s your dick.

Sure, you’ve managed to get your mingle on.

You’ve had (mostly) successful romantic encounters.

And maybe even knocked it out of the park a time or two.

But there’s one little problem:

You’ve got insecurity riding around in your pants cause

Your power wand isn’t confident.

Confidence you’ve worked seriously hard to attain.

Confidence that doesn’t just define your dating life,

But who you are.

And while being scarred up isn’t the worst thing ever,

It doesn’t reflect you,

The man that you are.

Introducing frankenpenis to fucking awesome: A self care online DIY course for dudes who have scars on one of their most prized possessions. Scars that resulted from a sports (or cup injury) or climbing trees as a kid, combat, sexual unhealing, motorcycle or car accident or even circumcision, these can be massively reduced.

This doesn’t make your peen just look better, it performs better. And that makes you FEEL (as in receive sensation) better. You feel me now?

This is about your confidence.

Confidence that you can deliver, confidence that you can exceed past performances, confidence that when it’s go time, you have what it takes to bring the party.

That place?

Isn’t your snazzy car (you’re compensating.) Isn’t an overpowering attitude. Isn’t money, fame, fortune.

It’s in your pants.

This is where I can help.

I wrote a course about healing scars after years and years of helping folks recover from surgery, and one day a light bulb when off. What happens when a man who had been embarrassed about a dick that doesn’t perform well gets the simple as fuck training to heal his own scars?

So if you:

  • hook to the left
  • hook to the right,
  • have a tight hood that restricts your blood flow
  • scars that cause tears with friction,
  • a penis that needs days to recover from sex,
  • a scar bridge,
  • a tight band mid shaft that constricts,
  • urethral stricture,
  • a dribble thats hard to control,
  • have lost part of your dick to combat or trauma,
  • have ever said the words “I have a franken penis”

this course is for you.

Look, I don’t know you, I don’t know what’s south of the belt, but I know when I’m in the presence of a confidant dude. I can FEEL it. And I bet I’m not the only one.

I want for you:

  • No wet spots on the front of your pants
  • No more standing at an odd angle to pee so you don’t miss,
  • Decreased sexual injuries (with those awful and painful healing times)
  • No hesitation initiating romance
  • A strong erection that doesn’t take a pill
  • Or even worse stop being a complete arrogant prick because you feel inadequate.

Nodding your head? How about some:

  • Confidence
  • Peen pride
  • A body you feel comfortable with
  • Self Esteem
  • A quiet sense of self that silently brags of assurance for days.

That’s what living comfortably with yourself looks like.

Bottom Line: I’ll teach you how to heal your scars with some low tech supplies and techniques that anybody can master. And then you can get on with your bad ass epically cool life.

Wait, you don’t have one yet?

Dude, It’s your Dick.
Table of Contents

  • How YOU Can Make It Better
    This is a DIY course.
  • Why You Might Have Scars
    The short answer is usually Trauma. Next answer is infection.
  • What That Would Look Like*
    Dick pics, can you relate?
  • What That Would Feel (Or NOT Feel) Like
    Decreased sensitivity, pain, and possibly difficulty maintaining an erection.
  • Document Your Progress
    Stop right now and take a dic pic. I’m for serious.
  • Tools You Need/ Supply list
    You probably have most of this stuff at home. Seriously.
  • Skills You Need
    Massage, heat, oils, dry brushing, enthusiasm!
  • Putting It All Together
    Skills + Supplies + Action = Glorious Peen Healing
  • How Long Will This Take
    You’ve heard that story about Rome, yes?
  • News You Can Use
    Resources and info for going forward.
  • Let’s Stay Together.
    Got some questions for me? Need support from a community? Great. I’ve got a plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this for serious?

Totally.

What kinds of “conditions” can be improved by therapy?

Any condition that is a result from scarring, either internal or externally. And what I’m learning here is that many people don’t know if chronic conditions are a result of their scars, or that they even recognize what a scar looks like when it’s on a penis. And because I’m not a doctor and I don’t want to get tagged for practicing medicine without a license, I’m not going to say specific conditions, but I can say that if there are ways that your penis isn’t functioning the way you’d like due to trauma or past infections, as a massage therapist and someone who knows the physiology of the body and ho scars reduce I can absolutely tell you how to help heal.

What can I expect to achieve from therapy?

My primary goal for this DIY course is to reduce pain, improve function, and to put healing tools into YOUR hands so that there is a sense of “I got this” and how about some more insight on how your own body works?

Will my information/enrollment be private?

Short answer: YUP. Longer answer: I’m not adding you to any mailing list, there are spots to comment under the lessons if you want to ask me something and other course attendees might see that, and we have a SECRET group on FaceBook that you can join if you’d like. It’s all up to you to on how you’d like to participate. PS I’m not taking any one on one communication, not soliciting private dic pics cause 1) I don’t need a bunch of dic pics blowing up my phone and 2) there is always somebody who ruins it for everybody. Don’t be “that guy.”

How long will it take to get results?

It pretty much starts with the first session, and by that I mean things start to change. After that its pretty much up to you, your goals, and how you integrate this into a five or ten minute daily self care habit.

Can i expect full restoration of my foreskin?

You know, on that one I don’t know. I’ve curated what I perceive to be all the legit foreskin restoration sites and resources, so on this one we will learn together.

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Well Belly & Scar Reduction

Problem: Know what? Scars can really mess up your life. It’s what you don’t see that is dangerous.

What you see is not what you get!

What you see is not what you get!

When they occur internally, your organs, muscles, and bones are bound together with some crazy strong connective tissue that your body sets up as an overachieving healing response.

Abdominal scars can occur after ANY abdominal surgeries, gall bladder removal, appendix, lap band, tube tying, endometrious scopes, colon resections and, of course, hysterectomies and surgical births, causing wonky adhesions (like in your diagphram, hello shortness of breath!), upsetting digestive, reproductive and structural systems.

Folks who have had breast augmentation or removal can create scarring that restricts movement and looks like hell. And really, chest pride is awesome, especially when you’ve had surgery to get you there. So let me help with that, k?

Got scars other places? Like from when you where ten and broke your arm being Evel Knievel? Still doable.

South of the border? No biggie. I can work wherever, whenever, we will navigate it together. Teamwork.

Here is the Plan: Lets work together to reduce them, one little adhesion at a time. I don’t want you to have a life where your organs and reproduction aren’t working well. Not going to accept that. NO.

Heat, conversation, massage and aromatherapy commonly un~adhere the scars from the underlying tissues, creating EASE and an increase in function. I’ll set you up with the magic scar reducing massage oil blend and I’m going to coach you on how to massage and heal yourself, so you may decide to quit me, but that’s ok. Your healing and happy is what this session is all about.

PS This is suuuuper important for mamas wanting more babies. Dr Davidson over at Ben Taub says that adhesions and scars is the number one VBAC nemesis.

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Hooping

HoopingYou wanna know why I started to hoop?

To heal a broken heart.

And it did. I did. We did it together.

I invite all folks to come hoop with me – beginner , advanced, and even the I-can’t-keep-it-up newbie.

It’s all going to be fun fun fun.

Hooping Heals.

See all those different shapes of bodies? (That’s me in the black.)

I’d love for you to join me.

Hooping Details right over here……at Punk Rock Hoops

Best place to buy hoops in Houston? NiaMoves

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Create Your Own DECK! Major Arcana: One card at a time.

(Electra didn't really like that.)

(Electra didn’t really like that.)

Tarot People, we are PUMPED!!!!

Fresh back from the readers studio where we met some awesome peeps, learned bunches, and are ready to share and grow our knowledge! SO if you wanna come to class early and practice your layouts and spreads, we have new goodies to play with!

The PLAN: We are going to study one card at a time!

First up is some intuition development, seeing what the card says to us personally with colors, folks on the card. the way their bodies are positioned etc, and then we will talk about what the traditional meanings are for the Rider Waite deck.

From there we will shred up some magazines for a collage fest as we create our own card with our own personal meanings and significance. Its also cool to cheat and put a few words on in or on the back of your card before we laminate that baby.

CollageBring your favorite deck or two, and for sure no experience necessary cause mostly we are wanting to have fun, hang with like minded people and get to know ourselves a little bit better through art.

Class is $13
It’s on Saturday nights from 5-7pm.

Interested, shoot me an email…this event is invite only. (cool huh!?!)

xo,
Rowan

ps we are using Tarot Wisdom by Rachel Pollack if you wanna get that FormalTarot Wisdom