PREGNANCYSupporting your changing body
Massage has been a part of the mothers journey through pregnancy for hundreds of years and within many different cultures. Touch plays a fundamental role in calming our nervous system and releasing endorphins.
I offer massage treatments throughout each trimester and after the birth. Combining Swedish massage with myo-fascial release, mobilisations and acupressure points.
Whether you need relief from muscular tension, neck, shoulder, lumbar or sciatic pain, help with managing stress and sleep or just a deeply relaxing treatment, you can gain benefits from one off treatments or regular sessions to support you throughout your pregnancy and after the birth.
During the treatment, you will be in a side-lying position on a couch, supported by pillows. This is the safest position for you and the baby. An exercise ball may be used for part of the treatment.
Shiatsu points can be used in the later stages of pregnancy to help prepare your body for birth.
Sessions with Birth Partners
I offer bespoke sessions, teaching massage techniques to birth partners. These sessions are tailored to what you need – massage techniques for relaxation, pressure points for pain relief, hand & feet massage.
They can offer a great way for your birth partner to connect in to the journey.
‘I can whole heartedly recommend Ruth for a simply amazing pregnancy massage experience. It was so lovely to feel so pampered and cared for. I went in feeling very fed up, tired and achy in my lower back and legs, I came out feeling uplifted and a lot less achy and tense.
During the treatment I felt very relaxed, safe and comfortable and nearly drifted off at the end! I also went back after my pregnancy for neck /shoulder issues and came out feeling recharged and like a new person’.
Does your body feel stuck?
You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!
Learning how bodies move also taught me to see how bodies don’t move. How they can become stuck and lost in patterns of limited belief systems.
Whether these particular movement pathways have come about through a traumatic incident or habitual use, the result is often a closing down and restriction of movement. My dance training informs my life’s practice towards developing freedom in movement, leading to ease in how we live our lives.
I work with sports injury, repetitive use and both acute & chronic conditions, within my Remedial Practice. In these sessions I use postural & movement assessments with rehabilitation, in helping people to move forward and progress.