Massage for labour
Holding & breathwork


Massage for Maternity

Massage Workshops for Midwives & MCAs

Next dates for 2022

18th June 2022 9-5

July; UWE Student Midwife wksps

24th september 2022




















hand massage
massage workshop| back massage
Would you like a free place? Organise a one day workshop at your university or hospital;
please call or email me to arrange

Workshop Details

Pre-workshop learning and one day practical. 


  • Explore the history and traditional use of massage in various cultures

  • Discover how massage and positive touch has been used within midwifery around the world and as part of midwifery practice in the UK.

  • Explore the known benefits of massage and positive touch, specifically regarding physical and emotional experiences of pregnancy and birth and in reflection of my philosophy of ‘Calm, Comfort & Connection’.

  • To explore and explain the nature and experiences of antenatal anxiety, and how massage can alleviate symptoms

  • Discuss the benefits of massage for the pregnancy, the partner and the unborn baby.

  • Define contraindications and cautions to massage in the perinatal period, developing knowledge on when massage is not suitable and when techniques can be safely adapted.

  • Explore the practicalities of giving and receiving massage.

  • Observe core massage techniques for birth positions, understand how to apply pressure without tiredness and get honest feedback from the massage receiver.

  • Consider how to support those giving massage; understanding efficient, supportive and safe body mechanics, dos and don’ts, creating a place for massage.

  • Practicalities of massage; Explore massage techniques , experience subjective experiences of touch. through clothes and on skin using oil. Discuss the benefits of each mode.

  • Consider how partners can use these techniques in various ways at home and in their chosen place of birth; for late pregnancy and all stages and places of labour and birth.

  • Keeping a ‘Continuity of Calm’; massage and positive touch that supports times of change




The workshop will take place in my home studio

Lower Chapel Lane, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2RH.


Course costs; £125 (£10 discount if paid in full)

Student midwives £75


If you would prefer to spread the payment, please pay £50 deposit at booking, which will secure your place.


Further payment of £75 required 4 wks before the course.


Deposit is non-returnable unless your place is cancelled prior to 4 weeks before the booked workshop.


Please contact me for payment details and further workshop information



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