Doula Services


Did you know that continuous support by a Doula can dramatically improve your pregnancy and birth experience?

When it comes to giving birth, expecting mothers have so much to think about during and after giving birth. Many mothers-to-be hire a doula so that the stress and anxiety can be lessened a bit. For those who may be new expecting mothers, or even someone who might have given birth before, you might be wondering what a doula does exactly. A doula is someone who is experienced in either birth or postpartum who helps the mother (or the entire family in some cases) who gives continuous support in all aspects of the childbirth process. They provide physical and emotional support, as well as information for the mother-to-be to ensure they have a smooth, easy child birthing experience.


Melissa Duffy is an seasoned massage therapist in the Northern New Jersey area, and is the founder of her own personal care business, Caressing Care. Melissa is extremely passionate about working with children, and after getting certified as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in 2010, it opened up a plethora of opportunities for her to become more involved in working with children. Eight years after becoming certified in massage, she received additional certification under the International Association of Infant Massage as well as Infant Massage USA. Melissa then trained with Tina Allen, the founder of not-for-profit organization Liddle Kidz, which specializes in pediatric touch therapy. In addition to her massage services, she also is a certified doula who can provide strong support to an expecting mother’s emotional needs during childbirth, and offer that much needed reassurance to someone experiencing childbirth. 


Melissa offers a variety of other experiences on top of being a Licensed Massage Therapist, providing infant massage, and doula services. She is also certified to provide touch therapy for children with special needs and those going through or recovering from trauma, pregnancy massage, mindfulness and yoga, and so much more! Even though these trying times with the Coronavirus pandemic, Melissa is offering virtual support for her clients in addition of home visits. She goes above and beyond to make every client feel comfortable and empowered. If you are in need of a Licensed Massage Therapist or a doula in Northern New Jersey, reach out to Melissa at Caressing Care!


DONA - Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

ProDoula Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

Certified Infant Massage Teacher

Certified Infant Massage Teacher for Special Needs

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist 

Upledger Craniosacral for Autism

Touch Therapy for Trauma

Pregnancy Massage

Certified Teacher of Mindfulness & Kids Yoga

Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Mommy & Me

Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Hollywood Med-Spa Style

Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Boca Lymphlift of the Head, Neck and Face

Headaches & Medical Massage

Pioneer in Cannabis Massage