The InTune Mother Salon & Community Wellness Spa
Contact: RaShaunda Lugrand
The InTune Mother Salon & Community Wellness Spa – The TIM Center is an innovative membership salon and community wellness center where families can learn about family planning and natural childbirth in a salon like setting. The Spa is a clean, inviting, professional, urban, creative, and tech-savvy center in Midtown Oklahoma City. The Spa will offer yoga, massage, creative visualization, hypnotherapy, and community centered classes and workshops where families learn about preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care and breastfeeding while also accessing salon services like hair care for the whole family.
The InTune Mother’s goal is for every childbearing person to have access to a healthy childbirth experience. This type of experience affects a woman’s health for the rest of her life. This also affects the way she is able to care for her baby and her family. The primary focus of the Spa is on expectant women of color, particularly the African American low-income family, single mothers who have state insurance, self-pay, or on a restricted income. The state of Oklahoma ranks as the 4th highest in maternal and infant death in the United States. Studies indicate that culturally centered perinatal support reduces these outcomes. The Spa will concentrate on mothers from these communities. These individuals are more likely to birth alone in a hospital, but desire a supportive alternative, that will not leave them in an unfavorable childbirth outcome and we believe that the Spa setting will help connect them to services, information and support that improves their outcomes.
The InTune Mother Project is directed by husband and wife team, RaShaunda Lugrand, CEO and Melvin Lugrand, COO. All Three of their children were born a home. These experiences were the capstone to their organization. RaShaunda is a creative adaptive and Melvin is the summation of hard work and dedication. Together with several other couples they have added to their partnership an extension of community centered collaboration- (JahSet Treelove and De’Shaun Thornton of Black Fruit International, along with Yemarishet and Obalaye Macharia of MaaThought.) This team is dedicated to partnership and cultural advancement. Spiritually they each gravitate towards consciousness in various forms as their culturally-centered non-religious practice. They also believe that, “Love is the highest law and only true religion”.
The InTune Mother Project is directed by husband and wife team, RaShaunda Lugrand, CEO and Melvin Lugrand, COO.
Consider making a regular contribution at: www.timcenter.org/contribute The InTune Mother Project is a fiscally sponsored 501 (c) 3 initiative of The National Perinatal Task Force under Commonsense Childbirth INC.