Midwife & Massage Therapist
My name is Sarah Syms and I run Sootheababy and Sootheamuma Massage Therapies. As a practicing midwife I enjoy working flexibly through many different areas in the NHS, and you might meet me caring for families in the hospital on the antenatal & postnatal ward, or in the community at a homebirth, or visiting mums and new babies at home. I have a passion for information sharing and, as well as my work within the NHS, I also work alongside my midwife colleagues teaching antenatal classes as part of the ABumpsABaby team & I am a qualified KG hypnobirthing teacher and have trained in biomechanics for birth. (www.ABumpsABaby.com).
Baby massage was one of the first activities I did with my son and for many years it provided a calming haven for both of us to return to when times were busy or fraught. Through my work as a nursery nurse and later as a midwife I have become increasingly passionate about empowering families so that they can gain the maximum enjoyment from family life. Training to become a certified baby massage instructor was a natural extension to my midwifery work. In 2017, I qualified with my Diploma in Massage Therapy, with Anatomy and Physiology, and in 2022 I qualified as a Reflexologist, which has enabled me to provide tailored aromatherapy massage treatments and reflexology for mums and mums to be.
Midwife & Massage Therapist
My name is Louise Davey. I am a registered Midwife and have been working as a Community Midwife in West Sussex for over 10 years. I am also an Antenatal Educator and qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher, and have the privilege of teaching antenatal classes alongside my midwifery colleagues on the ABumpsABaby team. Throughout my Midwifery career I have always been a strong advocate for treating a person holistically and in the healing power of touch. The benefits of Massage are both well documented and evidence based. Massage has been proven to be effective in reducing discomfort and anxiety, promoting restful sleep, reducing swelling and stimulating circulation. Therefore, training as a Massage Therapist seemed a natural fit for me and in 2018 I trained as a CIBTAC qualified Massage Therapist, I am also a qualified Reflexologist. I am both Fedant registered and insured and I am also enhanced DBS checked. I am proud to work alongside my friend and colleague Sarah Syms, and we are now able to offer an enhanced massage treatment service to pregnant and postnatal clients. I am fully mobile and able to offer you treatments in the comfort of your own home at a mutually convenient time.
Midwife and Craniosacral Therapist
My name is Mel Sanders. I have been in the caring profession my entire working life, as a nurse for 16 years and for the past 22 years as an NHS Midwife, a job I love and continue to do.
An interest in alternative therapies led me to train as a reiki therapist initially, but I wanted a deeper understanding of how our bodies work, so I invested in a year of study to achieve a diploma in Craniosacral therapy in 2019.