Lena DeGloma is a licensed massage therapist (LMT), birth doula (CD), lactation counselor (CLC), and childbirth educator (CCE). Red Moon Wellness is her private practice located in Park Slope where she offers therapeutic prenatal and postnatal massage as well as birth doula services, birth consultations, childbirth education and lactation counseling.
Lena was certified as a birth doula and trained in infant massage by homebirth midwife and educator Susanrachel Condon of Niara Healing Arts. She also completed an advanced doula training with legendary midwife, Ina May Gaskin and renowned doula trainer and director of the film Orgasmic Birth, Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Lena is certified as a childbirth educator by the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan NY (CEA/MNY). She is certified as a lactation counselor through the Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding.
She studied massage therapy at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY and is a New York State licensed massage therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors in psychology and women’s & gender studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has been studying herbal medicine through apprenticeship for a number of years and is currently working on her Master of Science in clinical herbal medicine and nutrition on the weekends at Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute).
Lena has supervised student massage clinics, taught massage courses and written prenatal massage curriculum at Queensborough Community College in Bayside and the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca. Before moving to Park Slope she maintained her childbirth and massage practice in Ithaca, NY. Before opening Red Moon Wellness, Lena worked as a coordinator of a community education program focused on issues of gender-based violence and on a domestic violence response team in New Brunswick, NJ.
While living in New Brunswick she also directed a variety of community-based campaigns related to human rights, education, peace work, and various local issues. She has also lived and worked on a few different organic farms and eco-villages in Costa Rica where she studied tropical herbal medicine, organic gardening and permaculture principles, holistic health, nutrition, massage therapy, and Spanish language.