5 results for tag: postnatal


Is it safe to have a massage after the birth?

When you're pregnant the world around you softly bends to look after you and your babies well-being. You can get a seat in first class on the way to work and nourishing morsels of food arrive like magic. All this changes after the birth when the attention goes to your baby, and this is quite right, and yet it's so easy for your needs to get completely forgotten. Mums need as much care after the birth of their babies as when they’re pregnant. It’s so easy to forget about looking after yourself in the rush to organise a christening, having family visiting and all the demands that being a new mum brings.   It’s not widely understood that ...

Packing Heat

Have you ever had an idea so marvelous, you thought it would revolutionise your work life?   Last month I thought I was going to have to take out a patent. “Call Professor Pat Pending!”   Until it turned out I’d re-invented a particularly soothing and wonderful wheel.   It was the result of two wonderful experiences. A treatment involving paraffin wax at the wonderful Thermae Spa in Bath (where I also got to watch the sun go down from a ravishingly azure sky) and a tip from Liz Koch at her psoas workshop about how to sooth particularly sensitive nervous systems. Highly Sensitive People I have always worked ...

Kate’s CPD, supervision and on-going training

Regular Support To give a brilliant massage, it is crucial that I am healthy, self-aware and have good support in my life. If I do not feel professionally supported and contained, I simply can't do my best for my clients. There are all sorts of things that I do regularly that perform this, some are to do with deepening my understanding of my own body and mind such as; Well Woman yoga with Claire Murphy Iyengar yoga with Lisa Morris Personal yoga and meditation practice Regular biodynamic massage Regular acupuncture Ongoing cranio-sacral treatment My challenges and meetings with my own body and mind are probably my greatest ...

Is there life after birth?

I am delighted to be guest blogging over at Nurturing Mums this week, you can find my ideas for postnatal survival on their site here. There may be life after birth Jim, but not as we know it.

Pregnancy – Containing the Uncontainable

Since withdrawing from the world of body psychotherapy I've had two children, now aged two and four. In the course of this extraordinary process I've been amazed by how little attention is paid by health professionals and in the general culture, to the psychological aspects of pregnancy and birth; any emotional content tends to be described as 'hormonal' and essentially dismissed. In my training of biodynamic massage and body psychotherapy very little attention was given to pregnancy and birth from the mother's perspective: the child was the primary concern. Our culture paints pregnancy and birth in a rosy pink, giving women little scope to explore ...