An opportunity to work one on one to address your specific needs physically, mentally and/or emotionally. Lucy has supported women at all stages of their mothering journey including preparing to conceive, supporting IVF, pregnancy, birth, postnatal recovery and ongoing support. She weaves together over a decade of training and experience in pre and postnatal yoga along with specialist massage skills and training in baby yoga and baby massage.
Treatments can be booked as stand-alone appointments or part of a package with a course of yoga classes. Gift vouchers are also available.
Mother Nurture Treatment 45 Mins – £35
Mother Nurture Treatment 75 Mins – £55
For packages or gift vouchers please contact us.
We will start with a consultation and design a yoga session together that completely meets your needs. Sessions may include restorative yoga, rhythmic movements to support pelvic organs, pelvic floor ‘geography’ and awareness, exercises to improve posture and stability, breathing and relaxation techniques, self-care and home practice.
Many common postnatal challenges are easy to manage and recover from after just one or two private sessions that help you feel clearly what to work on – (e.g. diastasis recti, pelvic pain, incontinence, sciatic pain or prolapse). Babies are always welcome and home practices are given which are realistic and easy to manage alongside babies and children.
Massage is recommended throughout pregnancy for maintaining wellness and vitality. It boosts the immune system, the circulatory system and reduces swelling in your joints, as well as allowing you crucial quiet time to relax and connect with your baby. Usually pregnancy massage is offered in a side-lying position so there is no need to lie on your tummy (but we can use bolsters and bean bags to make that possible if you want to!)
Postnatal Massage (& Baby Massage)
A truly delightful treat for you postnatally, with or without your baby. This is a flexible treatment that may include any or all of the following according to your baby’s feeding and sleeping needs:
- Restorative body binding with blankets (swaddling for mum)
- Back, neck and shoulder massage
- Lower back treatment
- Foot Massage (while you feed baby perhaps)
- Baby Yoga and Massage (for playful babies)
- Postnatal Yoga advice.
This treatment makes a great gift for a new Mum!
Abdominal Detox Massage
This massage works gradually through the layers of the soft abdomen – treating the skin and any scars, softening fascia, releasing muscle tension, stimulating the gut and the other organs of digestion. The treatment works by inducing deep relaxation and improving flow of blood, lymph and vitality through the major organs of the body.
The abdomen is an area that frequently has problems due to the food and drink we consume, the toxicity we breathe in and the thoughts and feelings we have (ever had a ‘gut feeling’ or a harsh word that went straight to your belly?) Massage of this area can help relieve symptoms of back ache and release postural tension. It will improve your digestion and elimination. It can also help to address emotional issues.
For many women (especially after birth) the belly can feel like a strange and unfamiliar part of our body. This treatment, combined with restorative yoga poses and wrapping techniques is the ultimate in nurture for your belly.
Holistic Facial Massage
This is a gentle treatment for the face and head in a supported position, wrapped up cosy and warm. Organic products are used to cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin, while specific acu-pressure points are stimulated for complete relaxation and the extraordinary feeling of having had a full body treatment.
Holistic Body Massage
Lucy draws techniques from many massage traditions as well as her yoga background to meet the needs of each individual as a whole (this is what is meant by “holistic”). Physically, massage is known to relax tight muscles and improve circulation, nervous function and joint mobility. This can ease many short and long term ailments such as back pain, arthritis and insomnia. At an emotional level, massage can also soothe a busy mind, reduce stress and make us feel good about ourselves. At a deeper level, massage can release the “issues in our tissues”, the personal history we have stored in our body tissues.
If you are not sure what sort of massage would suit you best this is the best place to start!