"Together, our team provides a Holistic, Authentic, Village of support where motherhood is Empowered and the family is Nurtured."
Marta Vecchio LMT, CIMT
Founder of THE H.A.V.E.N.
Business: Purpose Massage
"I am a massage therapist, massage therapy instructor, and certified infant massage teacher. I LOVE learning about the human body, how it is knit together and so capable of healing itself. My primary focus in practice is pregnancy, postpartum and post C-Section bodywork, and infants with tethered oral ties. My sessions are crafted to attend to your individual needs, providing hands on education during session and empowering you so therapy is a daily part of your life and optimal healing can occur."
Annette Caceres, LMT
Partner at THE H.A.V.E.N.
Business: Cura Massage
"As a massage therapist, I am able to live out my passion for helping people find a more natural, self-healing approach to their healthcare. My favorite type of work is therapeutic massage, as it incorporates working problem areas while allowing the body to enjoy a state of relaxation. I have recently developed a deeper passion for working with mom/baby and the family as a whole (let’s not forget "dad", "grandma", etc.!) not only providing therapeutic massage, but also working with fellow HAVEN providers in team bodywork sessions focusing on the family dynamics of health and wellness."
Kelsey Zellmer BSN, RN, CLC
Founder of THE H.A.V.E.N.
Business: Lactation + Littles
"I believe every mother is on her own unique journey through motherhood. In a culture and world that does not always cherish the beauty and sacredness of motherhood, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help educate and empower women to embrace motherhood and all it has to offer. The focus of my practice is providing holistic centered care through prenatal education, lactation support, and bodywork therapy, as well as, creating a space for community and families to connect and find their "village".
Shanna Hinrichs LM, CPM
Partner at THE H.A.V.E.N.
Business: Kharis Midwifery
"I am Shanna Hinrichs, and my story of community birth began over 20 years ago when I began supporting families as a doula, lactation consultant, and now midwife. I have known I was called to help women bring their babies earthside since I was a young child. I am fulfilled by serving my incredible clients as their families grow. Attending births builds my trust over and over in women's bodies and their ability to transform and heal. I respect the responsibility of being a midwife and recognize what a privilege it is to facilitate an experience that best supports my client's wishes."
I am a massage therapist, massage therapy instructor, and business owner of Purpose Massage, LLC. I started school in 2014 when I was 43, so go out and do what you’ve always wanted to do. It’s never too late. From 2015-2018 I worked full-time during the day in Corporate HR for an IT company and part-time in the evenings as a massage therapist and at the front desk of the massage school I graduated from, Ke Kino Massage Academy. I left corporate life the summer of 2018 and became a full-time massage therapist. Scary? Yes. I left behind some very good benefits, 6 weeks of paid vacation and working from home. Regret it? Never. Every day of my job is fun, and I am ever so grateful to be doing what I do. In July of this year (2022), I opened a practice with my partner, Kelsey Zellmer, BNS, RN, IBCLC.
My primary focus in practice is pregnancy, postpartum and post C-Section bodywork, and infants with tethered oral ties. I have attained specialized knowledge around TOTs through "guiding" infant frenectomy procedures, continuing education with the Breathe Institute and training with Michale Chatham RN, LMT, IBCLC, OMT. My sessions are crafted to attend to your individual needs, providing hands on education during session and empowering you so therapy is a daily part of your life and optimal healing can occur. I also enjoy mentoring and educating massage therapy students, as well as educating my clients about their bodies and how they work.
I LOVE learning about the human body, how it is knit together and so capable of healing itself. Continuing education is my jam! I have taken a lot of classes and will continue to over the span of my career so I can better serve my clients. Below you will find a condensed list of the classes I have completed or am in the process of completing.
Prior to finding my purpose in the massage world, I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Music, sang with the Dallas Opera Chorus, worked in corporate HR, and completed the first year of graduate studies in Music Therapy at the University of Kansas and in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Completed Continuing Education in the following:
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) -Upledger Institute
CST I, CST II, SER I
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) -Gillespie Approach
CFT for Adults, Children & Infants
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) -The Chickly Health Institute
LDT 1, LDT 2
LDT Applications to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MS & Chronic Neuroinflammations
Voice Dysfunctions, Larynx/Pharynx Post-Intubation or Post-Surgical Problems, Tongue-Tie / Ankyloglossia
Pregnancy Massage -Kelly Lott
Pregnancy and Post-Natal Massage -Burrell Education (in process)
C-Section, Hysterectomy and Abdominal Scar Immersion -Burrell Education (in process)
Infant & Pediatric Massage; Touch Therapy for the NICU -Tina Allen, Liddle Kidz Foundation
Midline Revolution; Postural Blueprint Method -Michale Chatham
Breathe Baby Course -Breathe Institute
The Unsettled Baby -Miranda Clayton
Anatomy Trains -Tom Myers
Orthopedic Massage -James Waslaski
Myofascial Release I -John Barnes
Nerve Entrapment -Erik Dalton
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction; Reflexology -Marni Matyus
@ Ke Kino Massage Academy
Became a licensed Massage Therapy Instructor
Instructor of Swedish Massage, Chair Massage, and Pregnancy Massage
Graduated from Ke Kino Massage Academy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist
I grew up and currently live in McKinney, TX with my wonderfully, supportive husband and three "littles" of my own + our surprise 4th blessing due in January! I have always had an innate passion for newborns and was a nanny throughout college specializing in newborn/infant care. My passion then blossomed into a career as a postpartum (mom/baby) RN and my current role as a CLC.
Through my work in the hospital, brief work at a local birth center, and encounters in my own personal life, I have witnessed the great need for more prenatal/postpartum support of mothers. I believe breastfeeding support starts with supporting the mom/baby "dyad" as a whole. A mother must feel safe, supported, and have her basic needs met in order to best care for her little one.
From 2020-2021 I worked for Beyond Pediatric Dentistry as their in office IBCLC and received continuing education addressing the full picture surrounding infant "ties". During this time, I was also in close collaboration with an amazing team of bodyworkers at Ke Kino Institute of Healing. It was during this time of collaboration, I started to realize bodywork was just as essential to a mom/baby dyad as any other support. In addition to feedback from clients, I personally experienced the impact bodywork could have on healing and working through trauma after my third child's birth by emergency c-section and his continued battle with feeding issues his first year of life.
Bodywork is able to bridge the gap of mom/baby being stuck in the sympathetic "fight or flight" and bring them in to a more relaxed parasympathetic state where deeper bonding, better feeding, and overall "thriving" can occur vs. just "surviving". It also helps resolve feeding issues related to physical tensions in the infant's body, promotes lymphatic drainage (ie. improves milk flow for mom) and speeds up healing and recovery. Many of the significant issues "stumping" lactation consultants and infant care providers concerning growth, feeding, and development today, can often be improved if not resolved through bodywork! I could not ignore this realization and began to feel called to be a part of the healing.
In November of 2021, I began studying craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute and now integrate this therapy into my practice as well as other modalities as I continue my studies. In order to ensure the best care of my clients I continue to collaborate & seek mentorship with more experienced therapists, and in of July 2022, I teamed up with Marta Vecchio LMT, MTI to open THE H.A.V.E.N. Where we now have the opportunity to work together on a daily basis providing multidisciplinary, individualized care to each family we serve and continued resources for education and support!
Completed Craniosacral Therapy I, II, and SER I with the Upledger Institute
Completed three separate 4 day intensive workshops in CST and will be continuing on in 2023. https://www.iahp.com/pages/search/index.php
Completed the Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad Masterclass
An advanced class for IBCLCs to learn more about "ties" (oral restrictions"), how to perform a functional feeding assessment, tools for helping the mom/baby dyad overcome restrictions, and strategies for helping infant "habilitate" function after a frenectomy procedure is done.
Became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- To become an IBCLC it requires 90hrs of continuing education classes in lactation specific coursework and a minimum of 1,000hrs of "hands on" clinic experience caring for lactating mothers (not observation).
- Worked as an in hospital IBCLC for 2 years.
- Have been in private practice for lactation since 2020 during which I worked as an IBCLC for Wonderfully Made Wellness Sanctuary, Beyond Pediatric Dentistry, and Ke Kino Institute of Healing before starting THE H.A.V.E.N.
Graduated with my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from OU/Became Licensed RN
Worked as a Postpartum (mom/baby) RN for 6 years. Currently still hold my RN license.
Was a nanny specializing in newborns/infants throughout 4 years of college.
For 24 years I worked in the hospitality industry for a well-known hotel chain and held various positions from the front desk to Revenue manager. As a wife and mom, I often massaged my family, and with shifts in the corporate world and my growing passion for helping people and finding a more natural, self-healing approach to their healthcare, I was led to pursue an education in massage therapy.
I have been a massage therapist since 2019, primarily providing therapeutic deep tissue sessions at my alma mater, Ke Kino Massage Academy and Institute of Healing, and through my own practice, Cura Massage Therapy. I have studied Swedish massage, pregnancy massage, deep tissue, trigger point, foot reflexology, massage for TMJD, and Myofascial release with Ke Kino; CranioSacral Therapy (CST) with the Upledger Institute; and Lymphatic Drainage Massage with the Chickly Health Institute. In the field of Sports Massage, I have had the unique (and dream come true!) experience of working with the Dallas Cowboys for a season, utilizing integrative muscle energy techniques and muscle activation on the coaching staff and players before and after games for performance and preventative maintenance.
My favorite type of bodywork is therapeutic massage, as it incorporates working on problem areas while allowing the body to enjoy a state of relaxation. My goal with my clients is to have you focused on relaxation, keep you feeling at ease, comfortable enough to fall asleep. Sessions begin with the foundations of Swedish Massage with your preference of pressure, with several modalities incorporated as needed, as each person is different and not all modalities are meant for everyone. I take the time to listen to your story and understand your pain and ailments, which allows me to personalize your session, providing the greatest healing benefit for your long-term health goals.
I have recently developed a passion for working with mom/baby and the family as a whole (let’s not forget "dad", "grandma", etc.!) not only providing therapeutic massage, but also working with fellow HAVEN providers in team bodywork sessions focusing on the family dynamics of health and wellness. I am currently studying with Marta Vecchio and Kelsey Zellmer to better understand the mom/baby relationship and how TOTs effect not only their body tension, feeding capabilities, and overall health and well-being, but also the effects TOTs issues have on dad and the extended family. I am in the process of completing ‘The Unsettled Baby’ course and look forward to further study in bodywork for pediatrics.
When I am not working on clients or studying, I like to spend my time with my family. I have a great love for the outdoors, so I find a way to be outside and enjoy nature every chance I get!
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) -Upledger Institute -- CST 1
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) -The Chickly Health Institute -- LDT 1
At Ke Kino Massage Academy & Institute of Healing:
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) with Marni Matyus, LMT, MTI
Reflexology 101 with Marni Matyus, LMT, MTI
Myofascial Release Therapy 1 with Marni Matyus, LMT, MTI
Integrative Muscle Energy Technique with Nguyen Ly, LMT, MTI, CES NASM
Graduated from Ke Kino Massage Academy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist
I am Shanna Hinrichs, and my story of community birth began over 20 years ago when I began supporting families as a doula, lactation consultant, and now midwife. I have known I was called to help women bring their babies earthside since I was a young child. I didn't know what that would look like, but I was fortunate to witness the intimate and precious home birth of a dear friend. That experience revealed my path as a birth worker and ignited my desire to serve women and their families in their most powerful and vulnerable moments.
I am fulfilled by serving my incredible clients as their families grow. Attending births builds my trust over and over in women's bodies and their ability to transform and heal. I respect the responsibility of being a midwife and recognize what a privilege it is to facilitate an experience that best supports my client's wishes.
I believe that educated, informed consent is the best way for families to become empowered and make the best decisions for their pregnancy. That belief has afforded me the privilege to serve on the board of different cesarean awareness groups to help provide evidence-based information so families can make the appropriate choice for themselves and their current pregnancy. I am also a strong advocate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) when it is the most appropriate choice.
I was born and raised in Garland but have had the privilege to live in a few different states. I am married and have given birth to 9 children, each with their own distinct story. Having experienced 9 very different births and breastfeeding journeys, I have lots of hands-on personal experience to offer to you.
When not engrossed in the birth world, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our 4 school-age kids still at home, and our dogs, as well as playing in the great outdoors, eating delicious food, and making our home in Rowlett as peaceful as a home with 5 kids (still living at home), 3 dogs, and 2 cats can be.
I would love the opportunity to chat with you to see if I would be the best midwife for you and your family. If we decide that I am not the best fit, I am more than happy to help you find the care provider you deserve as you travel this beautiful journey.
NARM Certified Professional Midwife
Lamaze Labor Support Specialist
Lactation Support Specialist
Previous Board Member for North Texas International Cesarean Awareness Network
Previous Board Member of The Cesarean Group
Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified