gentle birth method
The gentle birth method for pregnancy is a comprehensive week by week approach incorporating creative healing massage, reflexology, craniosacral therapy and nutrition to nurture and promote one of the most natural human instincts — the birth of the baby. Gentle birth method promotes birth as a joyous and fearless experience and ensures a gentle and peaceful entrance into this world for the baby. This philosophy was devised by obstetrician Dr. Gowri Motha over 20 years ago and supports the well-being of a mother and a baby.
managing menopause naturally
There are over 34 symptoms now associated with menopause from aches and anxieties, to vaginal dryness. The conventional option is still only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and there is massive confusion amongst women and health professionals about its impact. During this session, Caroline will find out about you and your symptoms and will offer supplements, homeopathy, flower essences and life style changes to support you with your journey through menopause.
pre + post natal massage
With all the necessary physical + emotional adjustments during pregnancy, massage can bring comfort, support and a wonderful sense of nurturing. It helps to reduce stress, relieve muscle cramps, reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, alleviate back pain, headaches and release tight muscles.
Whether you want to conceive naturally or if IVF is necessary, acupuncture can significantly improve your chance of getting pregnant. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been shown to be clinically effective for a number of conditions from fertility (male/female) to pre and postnatal care. The procedure involves inserting and manipulating filiform needles into various points on the body to balance hormone levels and stimulate blood circulation, making for a healthier pregnancy and birth. Acupuncture can be used as a drug-free alternative in your pregnancy for pre-existing conditions such as headaches, back pain and hay fever, as well as for pregnancy related conditions such as nausea, sciatica and post birth symptoms.
pre + postnatal osteopathy
Osteopathy is a system of healing which realigns the musculo-skeletal system through massage and manipulation, allowing the body to heal itself. After a comprehensive case history + examination, a diagnosis, prognosis + treatment plan will be provided.
Mother and baby osteopathy can see women through both pre and post-natal complications including gestational diabetes, pelvic girdle pain/symphysis pubis dysfunction, birth after cesarean and breech presentation, making this time in a woman’s life an enjoyable and healthy experience. Benefits of these gentle treatments are felt by both mum and the baby equally. After birth, the treatments can help to relieve symptoms of colic, reflux, feeding issues, tongue tie, sleep problems and more.
pregnancy craniosacral therapy
A prenatal craniosacral therapy session is a special time for a mother to get in touch with her body and growing baby. An important goal of a pregnancy craniosacral Therapy session is to gently improve mobility in the mother’s pelvis so her baby can more easily assume an ideal position for birth. This can promote a timely, easier birth for mum and baby.
A postpartum treatment focuses on structural realignment of the spine and pelvis, and rehabilitation of the muscles overworked or weakened during pregnancy. It facilitates healing, especially for mothers who have had caesarean births. Postpartum craniosacral therapy also addresses the new body discomforts associated with the carrying and care of a newborn infant. It includes instruction in the proper use of body mechanics for these new activities.
Craniosacral therapy can be beneficial to all babies: those from problem-free births as well as babies from traumatic births. It is a gentle, but profound and powerful, hands-on therapy which identifies pain and tensions held in the body. It supports the baby’s natural tendency to find health and optimum balance by relieving any tensions and restrictions. Craniosacral therapy can help babies with; colic, sucking difficulties, sleep problems and more. As well as helping current symptoms, treatment of babies can be helpful in preventing issues arising later in life.
Reflexology is extremely safe and effective in treating pregnant women. It can relieve oedema (water retention around ankles and legs), bring high blood pressure down, ease stomach reflux or indigestion as well as back or groin pain. This treatment can also help promote contractions towards the end of the term. Reflexology during pregnancy is extremely relaxing not only for mothers to be, but for their babies who love it as well.
pregnancy thai yoga massage
Thai yoga massage works to stimulate, open and balance the flow of energy through the sen lines to assist the body in its natural tendency towards self healing. This is achieved through rhythmic manipulation of sen lines, mobilization of joints, passive stretches and applied hatha yoga asanas. Thai Massage balances the elements of the mind and body.
*We are happy to offer a wide range of pregnancy treatments from the second trimester onwards. If you are in the first trimester, please contact the centre before you book to check if the treatment is suitable for you.