Kate Stroud

734.395.6900 starcage@gmail.com

Massage Therapist, DONA Birth Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator and Artist. 




"Kate is warm, super-knowledgeable, and hilarious. I feel so much more confident than I did before her class -- she's a real master of the subject-matter, which you really can't learn from books and videos. I've sat in on classes with other teachers and she's by far the best." Anna Galland, Ann Arbor


"Kate was an amazing instructor, using her years of doula experience and education to teach us what to expect from childbirth. We not only learned the basic mechanics, but also tricks to ease discomfort throughout pregnancy and labor, ways to work with doctors and nurses to help maintain control of our birthing experience, and tips on life-after-baby. She is an invaluable resource of information, not to mention a kind, caring, and funny woman! We recommend Kate to all our local expecting friends." Jenna Brand, Dexter


"For the last few years, I've visited Kate every two weeks for a massage. My initial experience was prompted by the recommendation of a personal trainer, who said that routine massage compliments regular cross fit training. I chose to see Kate because of her experience both in doing massage, and in the diversity of her clientele. After a few sessions, I noticed a difference in how I felt because of her ability to release muscle tension from deep within the tissue. She is mindful of how I m doing between sessions, and provides a comfortable environment. She's conveniently located in Depot Town, easily accessible by street and highway, with free parking right in front. The only thing lament is how quickly the time goes by during the massage!" Jim Simpson, Ann Arbor


"I first worked with Kate when she was my childbirth educator. She was incredibly knowledgable in the field and if anything came up she did not know she was honest and researched it or provided good sources for further information. I felt easy asking her any question. From this experience we decided to hire her as our Doula for the birth of our first child. She was amazing with us throughout. I feel like she made the experience so much better for us and I am not sure how I would have made it made it through the final stages without her helping me to focus just how and when I needed it. I would recommend her in a heartbeat for childbirth education!" Claire Cabrera, Ann Arbor


"Kate is an excellent massage therapist. I have been to many and she is the one I recommend highest. She is very professional, caring, educated and experienced." Merilynne Rush, Ann Arbor




contact: starcage@gmail.com 734.395.6900