Birth Support and Massage Couples Workshop

A personal workshop for you and your birth partner where I will teach you an effective massage routine to use during labour, and also some useful massage for the weeks leading up to labour. I will show you how acupressure and reflexology may help keep you calm, centred and assist naturally with pain relief.
Research has shown that Massage during childbirth may reduce pain, alleviate tension and anxiety which in turn stimulates contractions. Massage also improves the flexibility of muscles and facilitates blood flow, circulation and oedema.  This will help to revitalize the mind and body, and offer a sense of emotional support. Touch in labour can be a very powerful tool and receiving a loving touch will help keep you feeling nurtured and cared for.
For your birth partner, learning the skills to help support you during labour will help them to feel empowered and give them the opportunity to communicate their support and love for you.
I will blend a bespoke massage oil for you, based on your physical and emotional requirements, using fragrant organic essential oils. Your totally unique oil will be a wonderful addition to your birthing plan. Our sense of smell is extremely powerful and using aromatherapy oils can be a safe and effective way to help you during childbirth. I will also thoughtfully select a beautiful crystal specifically for you to keep and use during labour.
Allow up to 90mins for this workshop and the cost is £85 , includes 100mls of bespoke organic massage oil for use before and during labour, a beautiful crystal and hand-outs for you to refer to.

 

Baby Massage & Reflexology

Studies have shown that loving, touching, nurturing contact between parent and baby has a positive impact on subsequent development. As a qualified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, I will show you some wonderful techniques to help your baby with:
COLIC  -  TEETHING  -  CONSTIPATION  – REFLUX – CIRCULATION – DIGESTION – GROWTH

Baby Massage & Reflexology may also help with:
RELAXATION – SLEEP PATTERNS – MOTHER & BABY BONDING

Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to 10 months, this 4 week course is held in Eastwood and is the only course in the area which combines both baby massage and baby reflexology. Each class lasts for approximately 60mins, any longer and the babies tend to get restless. You will need to bring with you a towel, blanket, comfort toy, nappies and nappy sacks, and a drink as babies get thirsty after massage. The cost is just £40, payable in advance to secure your place, which includes your organic massage oil and information handouts.  Spaces are limited so please call me for more information and to book your space. 1-1 sessions are also available, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Reiki Level I (First Degree Shoden)

Training at this level is for self-healing and well-being, and to treat friends and family. You will also learn ways of using Reiki to benefit animals and plants. The course will include an explanation of Reiki and its history, meditations and energy techniques, hand positions for treating and how to work safely and with integrity. The day will be relaxed and interesting and the attunement itself is a gentle and uplifting experience. I love practicing Reiki and look forward to teaching you the many benefits of Reiki Healing. The course investment is £95 and a deposit of £45 is required to secure your place, with the balance payable 28 days before the course starts. Groups are small to ensure a great learning experience. Please contact me for details of the next available course

Reiki Level II (Second Degree Okuden)

Continue your Reiki Healing journey with Level II, Second Degree Okuden. Training at this level is Practitioner Level and will allow you to treat the general public (with the appropriate insurance). You must have completed a Reiki I workshop either with me or with another Reiki Master to be attuned to Reiki II.
The course will introduce you to the 3 symbols and how to use them for higher power, protection and for distance healing. We will revisit the explanation of Reiki and its history, meditations and energy techniques, hand positions for treating and how to work safely and with integrity. The day will be relaxed and interesting and the attunement itself is a gentle and uplifting experience. I love practicing Reiki and look forward to teaching you the many benefits of Reiki Healing. The course investment is £125 and a non refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place, with the balance payable 1 month before the course starts. Spaces are limited as I am keeping the group small to ensure a great learning experience.  Please contact me for details of the next available course

Nurturing the Mama – PostNatal Healing

Time for you to relax, rejuvenate, restore. Time to Breathe. This is a celebration of your birthing experience whether that was last month, last year or decades ago. Our day will be gentle, soft, candlelit and will include time for you to share your experiences should you wish to. We will create a beautiful safe space for you to talk should you wish to share, or to simply listen, the choice is yours. With Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Meditation, Womb Wisdom, Womb Blessings and Womb Yoga, we will hold a space for you to transform, to rebalance, to reconnect with your inner power. We are also excited to offer the ancient South American practice of ‘Closing the Bones’, a beautiful, nurturing abdominal massage and pelvic “wrapping” with a Rebozo (a long length of fabric) whilst you are fully clothed. As we birth we ‘Open our Bones’ – Mind, Body and Spirit. This ancient ceremony sets the intention that to Close the Bones is to keep the Power within and is considered an essential part of post partum care in many cultures. The day will be relaxed, informal and we will have breaks for herbal tea and nourishing snacks full of goodness. This will be a beautiful time to honour yourself and your motherhood journey at whatever stage you might be, and the benefits will resonate out to your whole family.
‘HAPPY MUMMY = HAPPY FAMILY.
With nearly 20 years combined experience in the fields of Massage, Reflexology & Reiki for Women’s Health, Suzanne Morgan and Jo Gray have come together to offer this wonderful nurturing experience for women of all ages. We are both passionate about Women’s Health and are so looking forward to sharing this time with you. The group is small and so spaces are limited and will run from 10am to 3pm with breaks for nourishment. Your investment is £85 and a deposit of £35 will secure your place with the balance of £50 due 1 month before. Included in the cost is a beautiful goody bag for you to take away including bespoke fragrant aromatherapy oil for abdominal massage and a beautiful hand-picked crystal charged with the combined energy of two Reiki Masters. It is our privilege to be able to offer this time of connection with wonderful women. Come and share the Magic!

Well Woman Yoga

Suitable for Women of all ages and abilities including pregnancy and postnatal.

WI Hall Bellingham Lane Rayleigh Essex 2nd and 3rd Thursday of every month 7pm til 8.15pm
Mayura Yoga Studio 1st Friday of the month 7.45pm – 9pm
Gentle Asanas (postures) to help bring healing and balance around the menstrual cycle and menopause
Calming Pranayama (breathwork) to help relieve stress and anxiety
Nurturing Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) to rela and restore
Investment £10 must be prebooked in advance

Find Your Flow – Yoga Class for all

Therapy Life Centre Prittlewell Chase Southend Wednesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Gentle flowing connection, meditation, breath work , postures, suitable for all, men and women, drop in £10

 

Well Woman 3 Day Retreat

Our weekend will begin on the Day of the Goddess, Friday 13th September, considered a day to worship the Divine Feminine that lives in us all and to honour the cycles of creation and death and rebirth, a very powerful day to manifest, honour creativity and to celebrate beauty, wisdom and nourishment of the soul. And this will set the theme for our weekend, along with the Full Moon on the Saturday, giving us the opportunity to release and let go.
Settle into bliss, Each day I’ll offer you gentle nourishing Well Woman Yoga to balance and acknowledge the cycles of your life, deep calming meditation, supportive and informative Women’s Circles, honouring Womb Blessings, Reiki Healing and plenty of time to just breathe and rest. All taking place outside if the weather is warm or inside in a custom built yoga studio with comfy sheepskins, soft lighting and underfloor heating. All activities are entirely optional – they’re simply invitations, you choose to take as much or as little as you want. All yoga is suitable for beginners.
3 meals a day, snacks and teas are all included, loving prepared for us by holistic chefs, vegetarian, delicious, balancing – all dietary needs can be catered for.
There are comfy places to rest, dream, read, 15 acres of beautiful private grounds to explore with koi carp streams and a sunken garden, a hot tub for wallowing and tennis courts should you feel energetic.
The venue has good transport links just outside of Canterbury in Kent, around a 90 mins drive from Southend. The accommodation, 2 x 1 bed cottages, 1 x 2 bed cottage and 1 x 8 bed dorm, is varied to suit all tastes and newly refurbished, comfy and luxurious.  WWW.THEQUAIVES.COM

BUMBLE BEE COTTAGE within the herb garden, where you often see a bumble bee or two busying about amongst the herbs. Underfloor heating, lounge with log burner, kitchen, king size bed a firm and comfortable mattress, cotton sheets, sheepskin rugs. Bathroom beautifully designed with a skylight over the shower so you can see the trees by day and the stars by night, the raindrop shower is a truly divine experience. Options for lighting, and warm underfloor heating to step out on to, create an overall sense of luxury and comfort.
2 women – £500pp,  £145 non refundable deposit

SONGBIRD COTTAGE was named after the song Songbird written by Christine McVie, from Fleetwood Mac, who used to live there. Look out for songbirds on the iron gates around the property. This cottage is much the same as Bumble Bee in design, comfort and luxury however the bedroom of this cottage is bigger, with twin beds and no log burner in the lounge.
2 women – £500pp, £145 non refundable deposit
FUCHSIA COTTAGE was given the name due to the beautiful array of fuchsia plants that you will find around the property. The cottage is light, warm and cosy, with lots of space for a group of 4 adults, one double bedroom, with option of having it as a twin room, and another with bunk beds. Lounge, kitchen and a bathroom with power shower
4 women – £435pp, £145 non refundable deposit
LUXURY DORMITORY in a beautiful spacious Scandinavian style, is a dormitory like no other with eight adult bunk beds in a stylish, clean spacious room, with 3 modern toilets and shower facilities.
8 women £360pp, £100 non refundable deposit
The deposit will secure your place, with the balance due 2 months before the event, payment plans available should you require. Everything is included except your travel to the venue and optional massages onsite.

What better gift to give yourself than the gift of time, time to breathe, relax, restore. You’ll float back into life feeling revitalised and focused. When you refill your cup with self-care the benefits resonate out to everyone.

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