Postnatal at Home
for the postnatal period
Massage, soft tissue therapy treatments and 121 coaching sessions aimed at restoring optimal physical and emotional health during the postnatal period.
Please take a look through my range of massage therapies and 121 movement and exercise coaching sessions available for new Mums during the first year after having a baby.
Sessions are ran from "Home" - my home in Telford. I aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment, so you feel at home straight away. It's very important to me to provide you with an opportunity to communicate your needs and concerns with me openly and I offer full confidentiality and modern research-based advice and treatments.
Not sure which appointment you need to book? Don't worry, please get in touch if you're not sure or book the session that applies to you most and I'll be in touch before your appointment for more information.
Sessions can be booked individually or you can book as part of a membership payment plan or package.
Personal training sessions that are suitable from 4 weeks postpartum to optimise your recovery.
Individualised training to improve Diastasis Recti that persists beyond 12 weeks postpartum.
Exercise and movement session to help you feel connected with your core and pelvic floor, and develop core strength.
Return to running assessment and graded coaching suitable from 3 months postpartum.
At YOUR Home
Especially during the early postnatal period, why not treat yourself to a home visit!
C-Section Scar Therapy
This session is for women with a c-section or any other scar which has recently healed or is years old. Scars can cause pain, pulling, tightness and numbness over and around the scar tissue and can lead to issues in surroundings tissues and/or organs as well as further afield around the body. Scar therapy (including massage therapy, soft tissue techniques and movement) helps to improve the mobility and look of the scar itself and the function of the tissues surrounding the scar.
A Scar Therapy session can be booked as a one-off session initially although I may recommend a short course of sessions for more troublesome scars.
Core Restore sessions are movement and exercise sessions designed for women who would like to improve the functioning of their core and pelvic floor, reduce pelvic floor related pain and/or achieve a flatter tummy. The "core" contains a whole system of muscles and after pregnancy into Motherhood and beyond, this system can become imbalanced leading to pelvic floor issues, an "empty inside" feeling, and the inability to achieve a better looking, stronger tummy, which your current programme of crunches, planks and other abdominal/core/Pilates training is not achieving. Core Restore sessions can be booked like regular personal training sessions, but an initial one-off session is advised at first for a thorough consultation and assessment.
Diastasis Recti Recovery
100% of women have a Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) by the end of pregnancy, which is a stretching of the tissue that lays between the six-pack muscles. Dependant on various different factors, including genetics, nutrition, hydration, breathing pattern, exercise choices and posture, the healing of DRA can require specific intervention. This session includes an assessment of DRA as well as individualised exercise to rebalance and restrengthen the abdominal wall, and healing nutrition advice.
Myofascial Release for Pelvic Health and Prolapse
This session is for any woman looking to improve core and pelvic floor function including reducing pelvic pain, treating symptoms associated with incontinence, and prolapse/heavy feeling in the pelvis.
This session will involve an advanced soft tissue massage therapy technique called myofascial release as well as appropriate movement/exercises. Myofascial release is a very slow soft tissue technique designed to "unwind" tightness and reduce sensitivity in the the body's fascial tissues which surrounds and supports the body's muscles. It's a hands on session so I will manually correct technique and positioning to support restoring optimal function of the body. As a Sports Therapist and specialist in Women's Wellness, together we can work to treat injuries, dysfunctions and improve issues like pain and tightness that may currently be limiting your current exercise regime and/or daily life. Please note, I do not cover any internal work for the pelvic floor, but I'm happy to refer to a local Women's Health Physiotherapist if I feel you would benefit from this.
My postnatal massage offering reduces aches and pains associated with your new role as Mum. Extended periods of time sitting feeding and new repetitive movements related to caring for your new baby can commonly lead to back, shoulder and neck pain. Postnatal massage also helps to induce relaxation and provide you with an opportunity for some much needed 'me-time' to improve emotional as well as physical wellbeing. There is no minimum of maximum time after delivery that you "qualify" for a postnatal massage, so take this time whenever you can!
Mum On The Run
Mum on the Run are comprehensive 121 sessions to support you in your quest to returning to running after having a baby.
These sessions are also suitable for women who are already running but feel their technique and training can be more pelvic floor friendly. Maybe you are picking up injuries or experiencing some pelvic floor dysfunction or pain during or after running?
I also offer a group return to running class, so if you're interested in the social opportunities a group class can provide, please check out my classes.
Postnatal Recovery Coaching
If you need the extra accountability of working 121 live and face to face/virtually to restore your alignment, core and pelvic floor, replete (not deplete) your energy further, and reduce new Mum aches and pains, then these coaching sessions are for you. Sessions are bespoke to your needs and I can work with you through any postnatal related aches, pains and conditions to help you return to movement and activity, and reconnect with your body safely.
Massage Therapy for Lumbo-Pelvic Pain and PGP
Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and it is common to experience discomfort such as pelvic girdle pain, and low back pain even into Motherhood. My massage therapy sessions for lumbo-pelvic pain and PGP take a modern research-based approach to improve alignment, improve muscular balance, reduce nervous system sensitisation, support emotional health, reduce stress and promote relaxation.
At YOUR Home
Depending on your location and availability, it may be possible for me to visit you at YOUR home. I can offer both movement/exercise sessions and any massage therapy session, which are priced at £41 and £45 per hour, respectively.
For home visits, there is an additional cost of travel time and fuel costs, which I can confirm beforehand, but to give you an idea, if you are located 20 minutes from TF3 2NH, I can offer an hour massage therapy session for £45 plus £30.