Whether you are an expectant parent looking for support, a doula looking for additional training, mentorship, and resources, or you are simply in need of a good massage or acupuncture treatment, you are in the right place!
A little about myself. 23 years ago my professional life as a massage therapist began. Not long after I added acupuncture to my services. But nothing changed my life more than the day I attended my first birth. I not only discovered the wonder of birth on that day. I also found a space where I could be fully put to use -- my warm and compassionate nature, and a grounding and nurturing touch, coming together to ensure my clients always feel supported and held.
Comforting Touch for Birth came years later. It’s a culmination of all my skills and experience, allowing me to teach doulas and expectant parents how to provide their own caring and effective hands-on support. While I am passionate about teaching Comforting Touch and birth work, I am also thoroughly obsessed with the powers of bodywork and relish all the lives I'm able to touch, inside and outside the context of birth. I live and practice in NYC and offer my classes and workshops wherever the good word spreads!
Learn more about my practice and background here.
"Yiska is the best in New York! I saw her for prenatal massages regularly through my pregnancy and I am now seeing her for post natal treatments. She is extremely knowledgable about the mind, body and spirit aspects of both pregnancy and birth. She helped me with lower back pain, sciatica and preparing my body for labor once I hit 37 weeks. My husband and I also did a private massage class with her in our home for techniques to use during labor. She taught him massage techniques to help me during contractions and how to relax in between contractions. Yiska is very calming and kind and her massages are amazing!" -Lauren
Step by step instructions and video demonstrations teaching you exactly how to touch any laboring person in a way that is deeply satisfying & comforting.