Parvi is a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist specializing in perinatal and postnatal bodywork with over a decade of experience and evolving education. She draws from both modern and traditional modalities to facilitate healing in body and spirit at preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. Her experience as a birth and postpartum doula has greatly influenced her bodywork specialization in supporting structural integrity throughout pregnancy, preparing for labor and delivery, and recovery and restoration after birth. Her bodywork sessions are bolstered by guidance in movement therapies and self-care practices informed by her background in Yoga and Ayurveda. The ultimate aim and benefit of the integration of these tools and techniques is centered around simply creating space and ease in body and mind as you move through each transition into motherhood.
Coming from a background of providing treatments in spas including the Four Seasons Hotel in addition to her own private practice, Parvi has practiced as a massage therapist for a decade. She developed a passion for prenatal care in 2015 when a pregnant client requested that she assist her in labor with massage therapy. Parvi trained in Advanced Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy under Carole Osborne in preparation for this request.
That first birth experience sparked a love and fascination that led her to train as a doula with DONA International President, Ana Paula Markel. Parvi then trained with Carriage House Birth to learn how to support mothers and families in postpartum. She has since completed over 500 hours of Yoga + Ayurveda study that complement and bolster her practice as a massage therapist and doula. Since having studied Integrative Health at Arizona State University, she is currently working toward completion of her masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Emperors College in Santa Monica, CA.
Parvi lives in Los Angeles, CA with her two beloved dogs.
"Parvi is incredible - I can't recommend her highly enough. She did in-home massage for me and my husband and then when I got pregnant she came more regularly which was a total lifesaver. She is super knowledgeable and intuitive when it comes to the human body and truly eased so many of my intricate aches and pains during a difficult pregnancy. I always felt supported and fully cared for during our sessions. She is the best."
-- Christine Dore Miller
"Parvi gives the most amazing prenatal massage - the best one that I have had in 3 pregnancies. She gave me amazing sciatica relief. She comes to your house and is an absolute sweetheart. She has amazing energy. Incredible postnatal massage as well. Perfect for post-labor aches. She is an expert in pregnancy and postpartum like nothing I've ever experienced!"
-- Sophie Jaffe
"Parvi is a one of a kind! I have known Parvi for a few years as a massage therapist. Once she became a doula, it was a no brainer to hire her for the birth of my second daughter. She will instantly make you feel comfortable and listened to. She is very caring, prepared and thorough. I always enjoyed our pre-labor visits and felt very comfortable with her. Once I went into labor and was ready for her, she came to my house and began with massage. It helped encourage my contractions and also just felt good and relaxing (she really is an amazing massage therapist!). All throughout my labor at home and the hospital, I felt very supported by her! She did more massage, interacted with the nurses, encouraged me to try different birthing positions (which while you are in labor are hard to remember!), and was just a steady loving friend. Once we were home from the hospital, she did some follow up visits, which included some amazing homemade ayurvedic food! The meals were warming and delicious and even my 2 year old enjoyed some of them! Parvi is a dream and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!"
-- Kate Hall