Maria Noth, C.Ac., MSOM, LCMT, NCTMB
Maria Noth grew up in a large family with 8 brothers and sisters on the east side of Milwaukee. She became interested in holistic medicine and natural childbirth in 2004 when her sister had her first baby at home with a midwife. Shortly thereafter, she graduated from Lakeside School of Massage with the intention of specializing in pregnancy and infant care. She further pursued her education as Midwest College or Oriental Medicine where she earned both a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She is nationally certified and licensed in the State of Wisconsin in both Massage Therapy and Acupuncture.
Maria has done post-graduate work in fertility, pregnancy, pediatric care, orthopedics, and sports medicine. In 2008, she completed a summer internship at a NARM-approved midwifery center in the Philippines called Mercy in Action. She returned to the same area for several months in 2010 and then lived in Clarkston, Michigan where she worked for Nine Short Months Doula and Midwifery as an apprentice to a Midwife.
Maria is currently a volunteer doula, helping to support young mothers in the inner city of Milwaukee. In her free time, she loves running and being outdoors spending time with any of her nine nieces and nephews and her boston terrier.
Jennifer Prall, LCMT, NCTMB
Clinical Massage Therapist &
Arvigo™ Mayan Abdominal Therapy Practitioner
Jennifer Prall is a State and Nationally licensed clinical massage therapist. She graduated from the Soma Institute, the National School of Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago with 750 hours of training. Jennifer joined Orchid in 2012 and has been in practice for 5 years. She is a certified in Prenatal, Oncology, and Infant Massage Training. In addition, Jennifer specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release for helping treatment of such conditions as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, and whiplash.
Jennifer is an advocate of using massage to relieve physical stress and pain and believes it is just as important to bring balance to the mind during therapy to enhance its effect. She encourages clients to be active participants in their healing and will tailor massage to one's individual needs.
Prior to graduating from the Soma Institute and starting her massage career, Jennifer was an Interior Designer for 8 years. She still loves design and incorporates it into her life through home decorating and clothing design.
Theresa Kopac, ART
Reiki Practitioner and Postpartum Doula
Theresa Kopac is certified in Advanced Reiki through The International Center for Reiki Training. After acquiring a degree in Psychology, she worked for 12 years developing businesses and nurturing community projects before committing herself to helping people relieve their stress and pain through reiki. Through this practice, she places focus on the individual and his/her personal path to a unique sense of balance, well-being, and positive direction.
Moved by the birth of her daughter and unexpectedly challenging "fourth trimester" Theresa has expanded her birth doula work and is trained in postpartum care. During the critical period of healing and transition into parenthood, Theresa provides emotional and informational support including breastfeeding basics, soothing techniques, and understanding postpartum and the fourth trimester.
In addition, Theresa brings great structure and balance to Orchid as administrative support. When not in the office or with new families, Theresa spends her time with her husband and sweet little girl.
Colleen Webb, MVP
Colleen is our jack of all trades! Since retiring from being in the office, she has been working on making music, teaching yoga, and taking photgraphs! She still helps us out with all sorts of fun projects and we value having her as a part of our team!