Tina Dawson, a Certified Massage and CranioSacral therapist and Birth Doula, has been in private practice in Arcata, California for many years.
Tina’s training includes: CranioSacral Therapy for women & infants, Lymph Drainage massage, Intra-oral TMJ release, Prenatal, Induction, Postpartum & Infant Massage, Doula Services, Childbirth classes, Placenta Medicine.
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I love this place we call home, Northern California by the sea. I love the animals & birds, the tall trees, the ocean, the mountains and the forests. I love the gentle spirit of this place and the freedom and openness of Mother Nature’s energy. This love is what inspires my work, and my offerings of healing services to our community.
I am a Certified Massage and CranioSacral therapist, doula and infant advocate. I specialize in healing services for women during life’s many transitions: menarche, pregnancy, labor, birth, menopause, post-surgery, elder years, aging & illness. I work with women to alleviate painful TMJ disorder, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, digestive problems, anxiety and panic disorders, lymph edema, postpartum depression, pelvic pain & dysfunction, and chronic neck pain and injury. The foundation for all my work lies in creating a safe space for release of tension and stress while inducing a deep state of relaxation.
"I am constantly amazed at how Tina is able to determine the source of the trouble I’m having and to work to relieve the pain or tension. Her work has done more to speed my recovery than any of the medical professionals I have seen."
- Ray Nelson
"I am so thankful for Tina’s healing and relaxing touch. Her skill and intuitive wisdom are a blessing, and she has helped me transform my relationship with my body."
- Deborah Henehan
"Tina is kind, patient and professional as a massage therapist and doula. She worked with us to form and implement our birth plan that ultimately led to a positive and memorable birthing experience."
- Jim and Shaylin McIntosh