|Here's my first massage by Nanay Lorena, photo taken last March 3, 2013. Baby was still 3 months old that time.|
Believe it or not, it was actually my first time to try a lactation massage. Anyway, my experience was that during the time that Nanay Lorena was massaging my breast already, my milk was continuously flowing and becoming messy that I felt kind of embarrassed. But it was a sign of an abundant milk supply and I was also relieved to know that I didn't have any plugged ducts during the massage. Aside from the relaxing massage experience, it was never a dull moment chatting with Nanay Lorena as she openly shares her interesting life stories and wisdom in this field of service. Optimism, humility and selflessness are the traits that I admire most from her.
Let me share with you more about Zalor Massage Service through the interview I had with Nanay Lorena (NL). I took the liberty to translate her answer from Tagalog to English.
TBM: When and how did you start your business?
NL: I have thought of putting up a massage parlor since last year but due to lack of resources, I continued to work as a freelance prenatal, lactation and postnatal therapist through home service. Not until this Feb. 8, 2014 that we were finally able to secure a place to serve our walk-in clients.
TBM: What inspired you to go into this line of business?
NL: I was inspired to pursue this maternal massage and lactation counseling service when I saw that breastfeeding is being promoted and encouraged nowadays. But more importantly, I sincerely want to help those moms who are experiencing difficulty in breastfeeding. As a mom of four fully-breastfed children, I know what they are undergoing through these early stages of breastfeeding.
TBM: Why did you choose the name ZaLor?
NL: ZaLor is a combination of me, Lorena and my younger sister's name, Zarina. Together with Helen Ferns, we three are the partners behind this massage business.
TBM: What are the services you offer?
NL: We specialized in prenatal, lactation, and postnatal (or ge lai) massage. Aside from that, we can do fertility, labor and even infant/baby massage as well. We also do lactation consultation, checking of proper latch of baby and positioning, already free of charge when you avail of the lactation massage. And lastly, we offer regular/whole body massage for your husband and others who need it. The specialized massage rate starts at P950 for 1.5 hours while regular massage is at P300 for 1 hour. Additional fee will be required for home service depending on your location.
TBM: What are the background and trainings you have undergone?
NL: Way back in 1997, I started out as a wet nurse and child educator at Arugaan Creche, a day care center owned by Nanay Ines Fernandez. It was where I first learned about the benefits of breastfeeding.
I was interviewed for the first time during 1998 with Nanay Ines at a TV show "Make My Day" hosted by Larry Henares about breastfeeding and wet-nursing.
I was trained under Mom Massage last 2007 by Lita Neri who is a DOH licensed trainer and had practicum at Don Jose Fabella Hospital.
Then I guested at "The Sweet Life" with Lucy Torres-Gomez and Wilma Doesnt about the pressure points of pregnant moms.
I also joined the lactation journey of Arugaan last 2010-2011 where we visited the victims of Typhoon Ondoy which was funded by Save the Children.
I became an effective lactation trainer last 2011-2012 assigned at different provinces such as Bicol, Iloilo and Zamboanga, a project funded by WHO.
I was a resource speaker at Navotas and Muntinlupa at year 2012.
And the last project I got involved to was the Breastfeeding Expert for Breastfeeding Rescue to help the victims of Yolanda in Tacloban last 2013.
|Lactation Massage but we started first with the limbs|
TBM: What are your goals for this massage service business and how do you envision your business in the years to come?
NL: My goal is to help families especially the mothers and their children to be successful in their breastfeeding journey. I envision our world to be healthy through breastfeeding and save our next generation from any threatening diseases.
And I'm excited to inform that Nanay Lorena is so generous to sponsor five (5) Complimentary Massage valued at P950 to my lovely readers. You can choose either prenatal, lactation or postnatal massage, depending on your needs. It can also be converted to a regular massage for males or others who just plainly needs a relaxing massage. There will be five winners.
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2 from Best Answer to be chosen by TBM and Nanay Lorena
1 from Instagram Repost to be chosen via Random.org - pls. use the hashtag #TheBinondoMommyxZaLorGiveaway to qualify
This giveaway will run from March 11 (Tuesday) to April 4, 2014 (Friday). I will announce the winner the next day. This is open to anybody who can visit the massage parlor or just add the transportation fee if you prefer a home service. For the mechanics, just follow the Rafflecopter's instructions. Just a friendly reminder to do the mandatory steps before proceeding to the next tasks.
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For inquiries on their other massage rates and booking, you may directly connect with them. Thank you!
ZaLor Massage Services
Facebook: Zalor Massage Services
Contact Person: Lorena Orejola
Contact Number: 0906-2313307 / 0998-2315205
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Massage Parlor Address: #17 F&J Don Antonio Arcade, Don Antonio Drive, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City
|Here's my second-time massage by Nanay Lorena, photo taken last Feb. 3, 2014. Baby is now 14 months old.|