ABOUT TINA DOS SANTOS, LMP, CD
I consider myself among the lucky few who truly lives for her work. I love every aspect of what I do, whether it's helping new families navigate birth or helping infants, children and adults find relief and healing from a variety of health issues.
I have been married to a wonderful man from west Africa for the last 20 years. This gives me first hand knowledge and insight about the intricacies of intercultural & interracial relationships. I have three adult daughters and a wonderful granddaughter that, gratefully, all live nearby!
In 2005, many of my friends began having children and they asked me to be present when they gave birth. At one of these births, a birth doula was there as well. I had no idea what a doula was, but I observed and asked a lot of questions. I left that birth "knowing." I felt incredibly honored to be present during such a life changing experience, and I decided that I should take the Birth Doula Training to be more prepared to help my friends.
Since that time, I have attended more than 500 births. I have worked independently and with Open Arms Perinatal Services to provide culturally competent care to women. Shortly after becoming a birth doula I also became a postpartum doula because I quickly recognized how much need families have for support during the transition after a baby is born.
In 2010 I became a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP) while on my road toward becoming a Cranial Sacral Therapist.
Over the years of working with families and babies, I saw first hand how Cranial Sacral Therapy could help babies and moms functions better. So, after completing massage school, I went on to study Cranial Sacral Therapy with a special focus on the infants and babies.