Massage Therapist. Birth Doula. Educator.
A typical Friday night for me includes pizza, comfy pants and Nintendo 64.
Hi, I'm Lindsay (she/her)
I found massage therapy while I was lost in an eating disorder, something that had taken up over a decade of my life. It was a strange, unexpected experience but massage allowed me to slow down and learn to connect with my body. I started listening to it, and not my disorder, for the first time in years. It became this invaluable part of my recovery and now I’m here, trying to pay it forward.
I first heard the word “doula” when I was in massage school and I was immediately drawn to learn more. It soon became evident to me that this was something I had to pursue. Throughout the years it has been so incredibly rewarding to bear witness to the miracle of birth in all it’s wild, amazing, unpredictable forms.
I believe that birthers deserve kindness, compassion and respect for their choices and I will be there every step of the way to make sure that you have what you need to make your pregnancy and birth experience a positive one
Combining my massage therapy practice with doula work has allowed me to connect with my clients in truly profound ways. I have experienced an unconventional way massage therapy can positively impact a life and I bring that with me into every treatment and birth; knowing that the body holds so much more than bones, organs and soft tissue. The body knows, it remembers and that deserves to be honoured.
One thing to know about me is that there is no spa music in my treatment room. I promise you'll never hear a pan flute or Enya - instead, I play artists like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Iron and Wine and Bon Iver.
Outside of my work I am a writer, hiker, paddler, cat lover and love to cook while dancing to 50's and 60's rock and roll.
- Lindsay Finnie
RMT, Birth Doula