Hi, I’m Michelle. I’m a mother, wife and early childhood teacher living in the Kaimais and working in Tauranga. After breezing through my first pregnancy, I walked into my second with confidence. When this pregnancy ended in miscarriage at nine weeks, I was devastated. In a few short weeks, I had already planned out this baby’s entire future – just as quickly, it was all taken away.
Seeing my anguish and grief, my sister arranged a massage for me at Sanctum Beauty Therapy in Tauranga. When I left, a beautiful bouquet of flowers was waiting for me.
I found the gentle and nurturing massage incredibly healing and the flowers acknowledged the realness of my loss. Wanting to help other women feel the same way, I reached out to local spas and florists and Massage after Miscarriage was born.
ABOUT MASSAGE AFTER MISCARRIAGE
It started small. First Sanctum Beauty Therapy got on board, generously donating one massage a month to a mum in need. Then we got a florist, Myrrh & Co, to donate a bouquet to be given after the massage. Soon, more and more spas and florists were involved.
Within three months, Massage after Miscarriage had helped over a dozen mums. Our sights were set on evolving into a nationwide charity with the goal of breaking the taboo of pregnancy loss while giving women the support, pampering and love they need during such a hard time.