Fertility and Pregnancy massage
Blending Massage, Shiatsu and Aromatherapy, guided breathing and relaxation techniques as well as restorative and strengthening yoga postures, Fen’s treatments are specially designed to support women through the physical and emotional demands of fertility, pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If you are unable to get to one of Fen’s clinic’s, it is possible that she will be able to come and see you in the comfort of your home, contact Fen to find the best option for you.
“Through receiving, the Earth nourishes itself. It them becomes fertile, and produces new growth to nourish all the life forms which inhabit it”. Carola Beresford-Cooke
All pregnant women can expect to experience some discomfort and muscular tension during their pregnancy as their bodies change and adapt to their growing baby. On a very physical level, pregnancy Massage, Shiatsu and Aromatherapy treatments can often relieve many of the common uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy, from backache, nausea, headaches, to oedema. A holistic treatment has the power to increase an overall feeling of wellbeing by supporting and nourishing the physical and emotional body; it helps to prepare the body for childbirth by releasing excess tension prior to the onset of labour. Specific areas of the body in later stages of pregnancy may need deep tissue massage and fascia release, this can help to free trapped nerves, oxygenate poorly circulated areas and allows the spine and joints to relax into alignment. With the release of muscular tension there is a calming of the mind, which can lead to a deep state of relaxation and sense of peace for both mother and baby.
Working on an emotional level, massage can help to ease fears, especially if the pregnancy is unplanned or conceiving has brought up feelings of frustration, tension and stress. For every woman, having professional, calm and consistent support during these important stages in life can help to not only bolster their confidence in their ability to give birth, but also to have a valued and treasured experience.
A typical treatment
Fen offers an initial 2-hour appointment for all fertility, and prenatal clients, to ensure there is adequate time for a consultation to ensure a unique treatment plan is agreed that addresses the needs of the woman. At the end of each session, Fen will make specific recommendations of a nourishing yet simple self-care plan including massage, Aromatherapy and Yoga that can be followed at home to integrate, prolong and promote the effects of the 121 appointments.
As well as offering 121 treatments and recommendations, Fen is able to support the whole pregnancy journey with an individually created unique range of natural aromatherapy products with tailored advise on how to use them at home; this could include a personalised massage blend, a tummy balm, a sore aching back balm, an inhaler for morning sickness or nappy rash gel, contact Fen for more information.
I spent two wonderful hours each week with Fen during my pregnancy, during which she treated me to a perfectly tailored session of massage, shiatsu and aromatherapy. Her treatments and magic touch helped me relax and work through the physical niggles of pregnancy, and become more in tune with my body as it changed.
Our sessions also played a huge part in preparation for labour. The breathing techniques and body positioning work we did together were invaluable when the big day came. Fen has a warm, calm and open approach to her sessions which ensure that both body and mind get the care and attention they need. I can’t recommend Fen’s pregnancy massage highly enough!
Labour is a very intense and powerful process and much rest and recovery is needed to heal the body and allow a woman’s energy to adjust. Self-care is of vital important in the early postnatal months, especially if there was a difficult or even traumatic births; receiving massage, shiatsu and aromatherapy treatments can greatly support the recovery process and offer a much needed space to reconnect with a woman’s exhausted body. Regular bodywork will help the body to re-balance emotionally and physically, encouraging recovery by improving fluid retention, promoting deep relaxation and bringing more energy back to the body.
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