Lena DeGloma, MS, LMT, CD, CLC, CCCE, is a licensed massage therapist, clinical herbalist, certified birth doula, childbirth educator, and lactation counselor with over 13 years of experience. She is the founder and director of Red Moon Wellness in Park Slope, Brooklyn, established in 2008. Lena has a Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health where she also completed post-graduate clinical training. She completed her massage therapy training at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY. In her capacity as a massage therapy educator she has supervised student clinics, taught massage courses, and written State-approved prenatal massage curriculum at several professional massage therapy certification programs in New York. She also offers continuing education, apprenticeships, and professional development to LMTs employed at her wellness center.
Lena is a part-time faculty member at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in Brooklyn where she teaches courses on herbal therapeutics for the musculoskeletal system and female reproductive health. Lena is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan NY (CEA/MNY) and she teaches classes on optimal perinatal nutrition in CEA/MNY’s Teacher Certification Program. The synthesis of Lena’s therapeutic bodywork with herbal medicine, and her integrative whole-person approach to inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions, is illustrated in her case study that was published in the Spring 2018 edition of the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, titled, The Link between Gut and Autoimmunity: Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Colitis with a “Weeding and Feeding” Approach. Lena has also presented case studies, given lectures and workshops, and taught continuing education courses for health and wellness professionals in a variety of settings on topics ranging from circadian rhythm disruption in night shift workers to uterine contractility patterns in reproductive disorders.
Lena is passionate about helping individuals and families take charge of their health while reducing their reliance on costly, invasive – and often unnecessary – medical interventions by incorporating practices that are rooted in traditional wisdom and supported by modern evidence. She loves educating expectant families, lay people, and health and wellness professionals alike. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, a sociologist at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and their daughter, Juniper. You can find more information about Lena and her clinical practice at www.redmoonwellness.com.
- Master of Science, Therapeutic Herbalism, Maryland University of Integrative Health
- Certificate in Therapeutic Massage, Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca, NY
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, NJ
- Specialties in fertility, prenatal/postnatal, and traditional Western herbalism