Your Practitioner

Donna J Zubrod, MSc, MBA, LMBT, CD(DONA)
NC license #7120

I am a nationally certified and NC state Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (license #7120).  I completed my massage therapy diploma studies at the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC, in 2006.   My ongoing  advanced training and certifications include the following treatment modalities, which I integrate as appropriate during my client sessions:

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•   The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® for Reproductive and Digestive Health

•   Carole Osborne’s Advanced Pre and Peri-Natal Massage

•   Mercier Therapy for Women’s Optimal Pelvic Health

•   Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy & Fertility Massage

•   Integrative Neuromuscular Myofascial Technique

•   Medical Massage (Stephens)  & CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger)

I have helped couples with fertility challenges to successfully conceive, have nurtured and worked with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and postpartum, and have relieved clients from discomforts caused by stressful or active lifestyles, reproductive and digestive issues, traumatic accidents and surgeries.  I have attended many client births and I have achieved and continue to maintain Birth Doula certification from DONA International.

Most recently I have been certified to teach Sensiplan® fertility awareness method and I consult with patients at Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility in Cary, NC, where I am employed as a fertility educator.

My private bodywork and healing practice centers around the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®Dr. Rosita Arvigo is my teacher and mentor.  I am a certified Arvigo® Therapy practitioner with advanced training in preconception wellness, fertility enhancement, and pregnancy.  I have assisted at many classes the Arvigo Institute offers and am certified to teach one day and 2.5 day Arvigo® Self-Care classes.  I recently co-edited a book with the Arvigo Institute – a compelling compilation of Arvigo® Therapy clinical case studies – Journeys in Healing: Inspiring Experiences of Arvigo Practitioners and Their Clients.

I  enjoy supporting and educating couples towards having positive experiences and outcomes during the preconception wellness phase and throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.  I have participated in fertility awareness forums and presented to infertility support groups.  Many Bradley Childbirth student couples and Centering classes in the Triangle area have experienced my hands-on “Massage for the Expecting Couple” workshops where they learned how to use simple massage techniques to effectively relieve tension and discomfort while strengthening their connection to each other and their baby.  I have partnered with prenatal yoga instructors  in the Triangle area to offer  combined yoga and massage experiential workshops for expecting couples.  I also offer customized “Teaching 2Somes” sessions to pregnant couples at my Cary work studio.

Outside of the massage studio and when not teaching, I indulge in yoga, pilates and bellydancing.  I look forward to snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies every winter with my family.

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Why “seven generations” massage & birth?

Froseven generations sculpturem the Great Law of the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy:

“In all of our deliberations we must be mindful of the impact of our decisions on the seven generations to follow ours.”

I happened upon a stunning sculpture while on an education mission in Montana entitled “Seven Generations”.  At the side of the sculpture was a cornerstone engraved with the above words.

It’s not just about massage and bodywork.  It’s about the lifestyle choices we make.  The wellness we experience today is the result of lifestyle choices our ancestors made and those we make for ourselves today.

Donna Zubrod at the seven generations sculpture

I was so moved both visually and spiritually that what I experienced at that moment became the inspiration for the name of my practice.

At the heart of working with my clients is educating them – wherever they happen to be on their life journey – so that they are more informed and feel more empowered to make better choices for themselves – to benefit their personal wellness today and the wellness of their generations that follow.

I look forward to working with you.                                               ~ Donna Z

 


I have known Donna for several years and started coming to her for massage when I was pregnant with my daughter in 2010.  My pre-natal massages were absolutely amazing and I loved that she would give attention to my baby as well by massaging my belly!  After giving birth, I started having bladder incontinence problems.  I noticed that I could not hold my pee anymore and I was always running to the bathroom.  When I exercised (running, yoga) or sneezed, I would leak. I talked to my mom and my closest friends who have children and they all said they had the same issues since childbirth and exclaimed to me, “Welcome to Motherhood”.   I didn’t think much more about this until I came to see Donna for a massage recently and she told me about Arvigo Massage Therapy for women’s health and wellness.  I jokingly said that I really didn’t have any health issues except that I couldn’t hold my pee anymore.  To my surprise, Donna said my situation could be helped and recommended the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ™.  After 2 sessions, I noticed that all my leakage issues disappeared.  Bladder incontinence is no longer a problem for me.  I am absolutely amazed.  I no longer have to run to the bathroom on the first thought of having to pee.  I am also running 6 miles at a stretch and I have no issues.  I am so thankful and blessed to have Donna as a part of my life.  Her holistic approach to women’s health and wellness through therapeutic massage is truly a gift to all women.

S.M.

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