Charisse Sciuva, CMT, HHP, BA
Birthing From Within® Mentor, Doula, and Massage Therapist
Charisse has been a birth worker for over 15 years. She has a warm, grounded spirit that permeates the energy of the birthing, massage, or class room. She has a rich background in yoga and movement, and is a Reiki Practitioner, a certified doula with DONA International, and an Advanced Mentor with Birthing From Within®.
A gifted and competent bodyworker, Charisse draws upon her embodied intuition to connect with mother and baby, to help all involved open to what the next moment needs. In addition to her own massage practice, (a Certified Massage Therapist) she teaches Essentials of Massage and Thai Massage at Mueller College.
Charisse has experience supporting families giving birth at home, in a birth center, or in a hospital. In addition to her extensive experience in private practice, she has volunteered at both UCSD's Birth Center (Heart and Hands program) and Best Start Birth Center.
She has completed training in optimal fetal positioning with Gail Tully's Spinning Babies, Birthing From Within's Birth Story Medicine® workshop, and attended and is helping to support midwife Nicole Morales' Storytelling, Healing, and the Birthworker's Journey workshop. She completed training as an Advanced Birth Story Listener having worked closely with Pam England, the Creator of Birthing From Within.
Specialized training or previous experience
- Over 40
- Home Birth
- LGBTQ Families
- Relinquishing mothers
- Spanish Speaking
- Single parents
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Domestic Violence