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OUR TEAM

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Marta Vecchio LMT, CIMT

Founder of The Haven Co-op
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."

Cell: 214-534-1262

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Annette Caceres, LMT

Partner at The Haven Co-op

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."

Cell: 469-560-8308

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Shanna Hinrichs LM, CPM. Kharis Midwifery home birth midwife. VBAC supportive.

Shanna Hinrichs LM, CPM

Partner at The Haven Co-op

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."

Cell: 972-839-9443

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Kelsey Zellmer RN, lactation consultant, craniosacral therapy. lactation-littles.com

Kelsey Zellmer BSN, RN, IBCLC, CBE

Founder of The Haven Co-op
Business: Fiat Bodywork & Lactation

"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 new mothers. 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 families to connect and find their "village". 

Cell: 469-714-2474

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Brigitte Martino, P.T., CST-T

Collaborator at The Haven Co-op

Business: Brigitte Martino Wellness

Brigitte is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute and wonderful mentor. In her over 40 years of work experience, she has worked with clients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly; from an athlete to someone suffering with ill health. Brigitte shares our heart for mothers/infants and also is incredibly gifted working with children especially those with special needs. We are honored to have her join us for dual therapist appointments here at The Haven.

Cell: 972-900-2548

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Marta's Bio.

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. 

Marta's Credentials

Credentials

2015-Current

Completed Continuing Education in the following:

  • Visceral Manipulation (VM) - Barral Institute

    • VM I​

  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST) - Upledger Institute

    • CST I, CST II, SER I, CCPB 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 

2018-2022

@ 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

2015

Kelsey's Bio.

I grew up in McKinney and currently live in Greenville, TX with my wonderfully, supportive husband and 4 "littles" of my own! 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 lactation consultant.

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!

Kelsey's Credentials

Credentials

2021-2024

Completed CST I, CST II, SER I, and CranioSacral Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing 1 with Upledger Institute and VM I with Barral Institute 

2020

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.

2017

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 Haven.

2012

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.

Annette's Bio.

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!

Annette's Credentials

Credentials

2019-Current

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) - Upledger Institute -- CST I, CST II

Visceral Manipulation (VM) - Barral Institute -- VM I
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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) -The Chickly Health Institute -- LDT 1​ & LDT 2

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

2019

Graduated from Ke Kino Massage Academy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist

Brigitte's Bio.

Brigitte Martino practices as a 40+ year experienced Physical Therapist and advanced CranioSacral Therapist with an additional specialization in Visceral Manipulation. She is CranioSacral Therapy certified with the Upledger Institute,  IASTM certified with Graston, and maintains an active Physical Therapy license.

 

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Florida International University, she pursued her first experience in acute care and in-patient rehabilitation at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Working at a teaching hospital created a love for learning which began with Bobath and PNF.  However, her real passion began after completing course work with the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) developed by Gregg Johnson and Vicky Saliba in the early 80’s, which inspired further studies with Paris, Mennell, Cyriax, Kaltenborn, Maitland, McKenzie, Grimsby and Feldenkrais. She left the hospital setting to collaborate with two start-up companies, first in the sports medicine field, specializing in spinal dysfunction enjoying her manual skills.  Then joined a team at a spine center and developed a Back School as well as Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Hardening Program.

Brigitte began her osteopathic coursework in 1993, specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Manual Articular Approach and Zero Balancing.  Dr. John Upledger’s philosophy to learn more about the different systems in the body (including the emotional system) and how they all integrated for function, inspired her to dive deeper. Also, Jean Pierre Barral DO, PT who inspires the importance of anatomy, the ability to listen to the body and the specificity of tissue dialogue in manual therapy techniques; helping to understand the body's deeper fascial relationship of the viscera, vascular, neurological and manual articular systems gave her unlimited possibilities with her manual skills.

Brigitte Martino works with clients on a one to one basis, focusing on her osteopathic skills.  She has worked in various private practice settings around the world, most recently in Dallas at Integrative Pediatric Therapy (children with learning differences, infants with feeding and developmental delays), Concussion Therapy and Integrated Physical Therapy (women’s health). 

Brigitte's extensive course work and life experiences have allowed her to work with clients of all ages, from a newborn to the elderly; from an athlete to someone suffering with ill health; from various dysfunctions and disabilities.  Having lived and worked abroad in Germany and Australia, Brigitte has a unique perspective and passion to help each individual achieve their goal and live a healthier life.

Brigitte enjoys Qigong, yoga, dancing, hiking in nature and loves to create delicious nutritional and healing dishes with her son.

Brigitte's Credentials

Credentials 

Licensed Physical Therapist

  • Texas PT license 1178730. Florida PT license 3059. German Krankengymnastin

"Techniques Certified" CranioSacral Therapist through The Upledger Institute

  • Courses Attended: 

    • ADV1, BAES, BTD15, BTD23

    •  CCPB1, CI-CRBMTCS1, CS2, CSCN1, CSIR

    •  CSISC, CSISC-VC, CSP1, CTTB1 

    • MASP, MAUE, SER1, SER2, 

    • SPE, SYMBI, SYMCS, SYMJPVAP 

    • VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, VM5, ZB1

Shanna's Bio.

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.

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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. ​​

Shanna's Credentials

Credentials 

Licensed Midwife

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

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