Pregnancy doesn't have to stop you from enjoying most of the lovely treatments available. In fact, both you and your baby benefit from the welcome relaxation gained from safe holistic treatments. Make sure that you are in safe hands - I am a qualified midwife as well as a complementary therapist, and trained to safely offer massage treatments, facials, hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing – and acupuncture during this special time of your life.
I blend essential oils in strengths that are safe to use while you are pregnant and can position you on either a massage chair or on the couch using specially designed “comfi-client” cushions. Most Mums prefer the Hydrotherm warm water cushion system I have on my couch, as this provides an extra level of comfort and relaxation. http://www.hydrotherm.co.uk Make the most of the time you have before your baby is born, and treat yourself to a lovely, relaxing pampering session.
Perhaps you have been suffering from lower back pain due to carrying your growing "bump"? The hormones that are produced during this time may make you more prone to muscle and ligament injuries. Consider enjoying a warming, comforting back, neck and shoulder massage to ease the discomfort.
You deserve the opportunity to pamper and treat yourself while you still have the chance to have time to yourself! From half hour massages to full 2 hour pampering sessions for the Mother to be, I can mix and match most of the treatments on offer.
Fancy a relaxing holistic foot treatment? After soaking your feet in Pinks Boutique Organic foot soak, they are gently exfoliated with Pinks Organic foot scrub. After transferring to the couch, continue to enjoy a foot massage and reflex treatment, complete with heated booties and Pinks organic foot balm to soften and condition the skin on your feet. http://www.pinksboutique.com
Perhaps you would prefer to experience one of my range of holistic facials? Warm a cold winters evening with an ayurvedic facial massage - using warm oils applied to the face and hair, which is then wrapped in hot steamed towels to give your luscious locks a deeply moisturising treat.
Reflexology is a wonderful way to relax, and enjoy time to yourself. Using points on the feet, this ancient method of treatment can help to balance the body and ensure optimal health prior to your delivery.
Acupuncture can be safely used at this time and may even help to induce labour if you are overdue. Please note - your pregnancy must be overdue or at term for this treatment.
Have you considered Hypnobirthing? As a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist with the GHR, I can offer individual sessions for prenatal anxiety, or the full Hypnobirthing package.
The choice is yours, and your bump is precious........
Other treatments to consider during pregnancy:
For relaxation/anxiety/phobias etc. (I hold Senior level qualification with the GHR)
5 week programme with a relaxing hypnotherapy recording
for helping to induce labour once you reach your expected due date.
Most of the therapies I offer can be mixed as a “fusion”. For example, you could have a pregnancy aromatherapy massage, followed by hypnotherapy for birth anxiety – or a hypnotherapy followed by acupuncture. I can create a bespoke treatment plan for you.