** ALL IN PERSON SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY ON PAUSE. VIDEO APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DOULA VISITS!
The maternity massage specialist & holistic massage doula providing education, massage, and physical & emotional support for fertility, prenatal, birth, and postpartum.
Because you deserve the extra support on your journey through to and through motherhood & parenthood.
Started in 2011, Active Peace Maternity & Massage evolved from a general therapeutic massage practice into a niche practice specializing in maternity massage (fertility, prenatal, labor, and postpartum massage). From there services expanded to include doula support in all stages of family planning. Now, the practice includes full maternity consulting and planning, as well as doula support and massage.
Your Massage Doula
Hi there, I'm Crystal Swanson!
I began my career in health care as a Medic in the US Army, and started my massage education as I was transitioning out of the military. I was, and still am, very interested in alternative therapies. After medically retiring from the Army in Dec 2010, I actually completed my primary massage education from Intellitec Medical Institute in Feb 2011 with an Associates of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy. My passion for women’s health, especially during and after their pregnancy, grew during massage school. This passion for prenatal and postpartum massage also paved my path toward birth work and becoming a doula.
I’m originally from New Orleans, and currently reside here in Colorado Springs. In addition to serving my clients, I enjoying reading, pole fitness, cooking/baking, eating, sewing, soap making, and making other homemade beauty & body care products. I love spending time with my family – my husband, Richie, our 4 sons, and our 2 dogs. Other random fun facts about me: I am a bit of an introvert who loves pole fitness. I am also attempting to learn to play piano and a couple foreign languages. I consider myself a lifelong learner and always looking toward educational growth.
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