Holistic Pregnancy Therapies

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Holistic Pregnancy Therapies by Experienced Midwife Therapist

Victoria Barnes BSc(Hons) Midwifery (retired), ITEC, VTCT, MFHT. Pregnancy Holistic Health Practitioner.

Breathe Therapist

Pregnant belly

‘Victoria combines her extensive senior midwifery experience, postgraduate therapy qualifications & knowledge of holistic pregnancy therapies, nutrition & fitness, to deliver specialised care during this transformative time in your life. You can have complete confidence that you are in the safest of hands’

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Therapeutic Massage

You are in safe hands with me, as I have over a decade’s experience as a senior midwife. I understand your pregnancy concerns, and with my in depth knowledge and extensive experience of pregnancy (and the many ailments that present during this time) I can treat you safely, as I am fully aware of all contraindications relevant to you, your pregnancy and the therapies provided. You are in the safest of hands.

 
  • Pregnancy massage has been shown to reduce anxiety, ease back, leg, hip & pelvic discomfort, improve sleep and decrease levels of stress hormones.

  • Pregnancy massage is a beautiful relaxation therapy that can offer you some much needed ‘Me Time’ during this transformative time in your life.

  • Therapeutic Massage can be hugely beneficial during pregnancy (for mother & baby) in relaxing and balancing the whole body during this incredible and yet sometimes tentative time.

  • These therapies will leave you feeling relaxed, energised and empowered. Gentle aromatherapy oils that are safe to use in pregnancy can be used to enhance the benefits of your massage. Bespoke, organic, safe-to-use-in-pregnancy oils can also be purchased to take home to use between appointments. These oils can be used to relax and calm through your pregnancy, and (from 37 weeks), oils to help the body prepare the body for labour.

  • You are in the safest of hands.

 

Choose from or combine:

  • Therapeutic Maternity Massage 

  • Pregnancy Indian Head Massage

  • Pregnancy Reflexology

If you would like to discuss your massage options prior to booking, please contact me HERE

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

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Reflexology for Preconception Health

Mother-to-be: Reflexology helps prepare your body for conception and enables you to be in the best possible health to conceive. I combine three therapeutic techniques:

 

  • Fertility & Endocrine Reflexology

  • Pelvic Realignment

  • Pituitary Tapping

  • These three therapeutic modalities can gently bring your body into balance in order to promote natural conception.

  • This combination of techniques are all wonderfully relaxing, extremely gentle & incredibly effective.

  • Advice on nutrition, fitness and supplements for preconception health given as part of therapy time.

 

Father/parent-to-be: Partners can also hugely benefit from reflexology for preconception health. Book as a couple & attend together, or book individual appointments. These treatments give you both time to completely relax & bring the body into balance. Please feel free to ask for more info using the contact form.

 

Pre Fertility Treatment Reflexology: Balance and relax your body & mind prior to your fertility treatment. Balance & soothe the endocrine system to be in the best possible health to assist the effectiveness of your fertility treatment.

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

 
 
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Early Pregnancy Relaxation & Wellbeing Therapy

(from positive pregnancy test-10 weeks pregnant)

  • Maternity massage & reflexology especially created for early pregnancy.

  • Ease aliments of these first (often tentative) weeks of your pregnancy.

  • Safe, gentle therapies to support you at the start of your pregnancy.

  • You may choose to use your therapy time to ask any early pregnancy questions you have, share any concerns you have & know that you are in a safe, non judgmental & completely confidential session. The time is yours.

  • Information on exercise, nutrition and health in these first special few weeks of pregnancy can also be discussed.

  • No question is too small, feel free to ask away!

  • Partners welcome to attend therapy sessions to support you, and to ask any questions they may have too.

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

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Benefits of Reflexology for your First Trimester of Pregnancy (4-12 weeks)

  • First Trimester Reflexology can help to relieve & ease physical symptoms such as: tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, constipation, UTI’s (urinary tract infection), bloating, heartburn, panic attacks, headaches, insomnia, indigestion and mood swings

  • Reflexology can also help with the emotional transitions of the first trimester.

  • Reflexology can balance & calm emotions of finding out you’re pregnant (mixed emotions are not at all unusual).

  • Calm and balance the body and mind.

  • Therapy time at Breathe gives you time to process and talk through any concerns or questions you may have.

  • Feel your anxieties and worries melt away.

 

Also included in First Trimester therapy sessions:

Information on exercise, nutrition and health in these first special few weeks of pregnancy.

No question is too small, feel free to ask away!

Partners welcome to attend therapy sessions to support you, and to ask any questions they may have too.

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

 
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Benefits of Reflexology for your Second Trimester of Pregnancy (13-27 weeks)

  • Reflexology can help relieve & ease the physical ailments of the second trimester of pregnancy including: Back pain, sciatica, heartburn, ligament pain, constipation, frequency of micturition (passing urine), palpitations, water retention, leg cramps, oedema, hypertension, carpal tunnel syndrome, itchy skin, cholestasis (liver condition).

  • Emotional reassurance and advice given regarding physical changes to your body and the multitude of emotions that you may be experiencing. Talk to me, I’m here to listen. how are you feeling today?

  • Information given regarding effects of relaxing (a hormone produced during pregnancy), pregnancy safe exercise, nutrition and wellbeing advice for the second trimester.

  • Partners welcome to attend with you.

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

 
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Benefits of Reflexology in your Third Trimester

(28 weeks to first contraction)

  • Reflexology in the third trimester can help to ease & relieve symptoms associated with: Back ache, rib pain, symphysis pubis discomfort, braxton hicks contractions, groin pain, ligament pain, constipation, UTI (urinary tract infection), cystitis, sciatica, oedema, hyper/hypotension (high/low blood pressure), headaches, itchy skin, heartburn, indigestion, gestational diabetes, fatigue, insomnia, muscle & ligament pain.

  • Reflexology can sometimes assist with turning breech babies. Please ask for more info using the contact form.

  • Third trimester reflexology can help to prepare your body for labour & can sometimes prevent the need for medical induction.

  • Also available & included in third trimester therapy sessions: Birth plan advice, natural labour advice, aromatherapy oils for birth (made bespoke for you), advice on holistic approaches & supplements to support labour including bath salts, aromatherapy oils, Bach flower & homeopathic remedies.

  • Relax, revitalise, and restore body & mind with reflexology during this transformative time.

  • Use your therapy time (or request extra time) to ask ALL your labour & delivery questions.

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

 
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Relaxation therapies including reflexology, therapeutic massage & Indian head massage to support body & mind in the gentle recovery post birth. Boost & balance all systems of the body, whilst calming the mind to leave you feeling restored & revitalised. Book single therapies or combine two or more therapies into one luxurious relaxation session.

 

You’re in safe hands with your midwife therapist.

 

Choose from:

60min or 90min relaxation therapy time (£45 & £60 respectively).

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You are in safe hands.

 

Postnatal Massage & Reflexology

Baby massage

For babies from 6 weeks to 12 months. Choose for your baby to receive massage &/or reflexology to calm & ease ailments, or book a teaching session where you can learn to use these beautifully relaxing techniques at home. Advice on aromatherapy oils & massage mediums also given.  You & your baby are in the safest of hands with your midwife therapist. Feel free to ask all your baby related questions, feeding struggles & postnatal health concerns. We can talk it all through. Advice & reassurrance throughout every session.

For primary or high school aged children choose from reflexology, therapeutic massage, Indian head massage, energy balance therapy or/& meditation.

All childrens appointments (6 weeks to15 years old) are for 45mins/£40. Childrens appointments can be booked via link below.

 

Relax, Restore, Revitalise.

 

You & your family are in safe hands.

 

Baby & Child Massage & Reflexology

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For information on my Midwifery & Therapist Experience please CLICK HERE