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About Active Peace Maternity & massage

Bringing Peace and Wellness to Your Journey

Mission Statement


At Active Peace Maternity & Massage, I'm not just a practitioner; I'm a passionate advocate for your complete well-being during pregnancy and beyond. My journey began with a vision of providing expectant parents across the globe with holistic care that nurtures the mind, body, and soul.

Client smiling while doula offers sacral support during labor
pregnant belly in a flower and milk bath.

About APMM

Active Peace Maternity & Massage was founded in 2011, evolving from a general therapeutic massage practice into a specialized haven for maternity massage. My journey reflects my commitment to expectant parents' unique needs, starting with fertility support, prenatal care, labor, and postpartum recovery. Over the years, my services have expanded to encompass doula support and holistic care throughout all stages of family planning.

Hi! I'm Crystal Swanson.

Licensed Massage Therapist, Doula, Maternity Coach, Herbalist

Crystal Swanson, Massage Doula, Massage Therapist. Black Birthworker. African American Doula

I am a dedicated and experienced professional with a diverse background. My journey began as a Medic in the US Army in 2002, where I developed a passion for alternative therapies. After completing my primary massage education, my focus on women's health, particularly during and after pregnancy, deepened. This passion led me to become a licensed massage therapist, doula, and herbalist.

My commitment to serving expectant parents is matched by my love for my family, hobbies, and lifelong learning. Originally from New Orleans, I now call Colorado Springs home. Beyond my professional life, I enjoy reading, cooking, sewing, soap making, and crafting homemade beauty and body care products. I'm also an introvert who finds joy in pole fitness and believes in continuous educational growth.

My Commitment to You

At Active Peace Maternity & Massage, I'm not just a practitioner; I'm a partner in your unique journey. My goal is to bring you peace, serenity, and calm throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Whether you're a local client or connecting with me from afar, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way.

While services are tailored specifically to support those with female reproductive anatomy (ovaries, uterus, etc.), including transgender individuals who can conceive, I acknowledge and respect the unique needs and experiences of all individuals within the perinatal community. I am committed to providing personalized care that honors each client's journey to parenthood, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

I recognize the importance of inclusivity and strive to create a safe and affirming space where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. My doors are open to all who seek holistic doula care and maternity massage services, and I am dedicated to promoting the well-being of every individual and family we serve

Credentials and Expertise

Active Peace Maternity & Massage boasts a rich tapestry of credentials, education, and training that ensures the highest level of care for our clients. My qualifications include:

  • Assoc. of Occupational Studies degree Massage Therapy (2011)

  • Assoc. of Arts degree Counseling and Applied Psychology (2005)

  • Massage Doula (Massage Doula Network - IST: Institute of Somatic Therapy)

  • Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist (IST)

  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (IST)

  • Fertility Massage Therapist (IST)

  • Baby Planner & Baby Gear Expert (Baby Planner University)

  • Aromatherapy for Birthworkers (Sacred Scent)

  • Herbalist (Herbal Academy, continuing education ongoing 700+ hours)

  • Oh Baby Nutrition (studying Prenatal, Postpartum, and Baby Nutrition)

  • CPR & First Aid

  • US Army Medic (2002-2010)

  • ​Emergency Medical Technician (2003-2010)

Ready to Begin Your Journey with Me?

Contact me today for your free 30 minute Discovery Call, and let's start your path to complete mind-body-soul health during this incredible journey of motherhood.

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Serving the Colorado Springs area, including: Black Forest, Falcon, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Monument, and Peyton, Fort Carson, US Air Force Academy, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB.