Francine Madrid

My path to this work began as a child in the kitchens, gardens and living rooms of my Grandmothers. I would sit and listen quietly as they exchanged old stories, remedios (herbal remedies), took care of grandbabies and doled out advice.

When I had my own children, the wise words of my Grandmothers came back to me. I went on to formally study massage and body work, herbalism and birth; and what I found was that all of these practices are intricately and beautifully woven together within my own ancestral knowledge.

With gratitude, I thank my teachers and elders for the opportunity to walk this ancient path.

My training includes:

*B.A.- San francisco State University, Dance and Native American Studies​

*Massage Certification (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Pre and Post Natal) – McKinnon *Body Therapy Center, Mayan Abdominal Massage-Arvigo Institute, Belize

*Herbal Studies- Ohlone Herbal Center, California School of Herbal Studies

*Certified Labor and Post Partum Doula-Cornerstone Doula Training, Heart and Hands

Childbirth Educator-Birthing From Within

*Midwife under Supervision (with ReCLAIM Midwifery in Oakland Ca).-National College of Midwifery

*Herbal, massage and birth specific training with traditional elders from Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Belize and the US

www.mariposamassageanddoula.com

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