Sootheababy - Mother & Baby Massage
Sootheababy - Mother & Baby Massage

Massage Therapies

I am a specialist Midwife offering massage treatment, Antenatal & Postnatal advice for Mums and Mums-to-be.  This includes care and advice to help deal with the common issues of pregnancy and the postnatal period, as well as nurturing for women at any stage of their mothering journey.

Massage Therapies for all mums (No matter how old your child is)

 

Price List

60 minute massage                      £50.00

30 minute Indian Head Massage £25.00

30 minute feet and legs Massage  £25.00

Birth preparation package            £150

Postnatal support package           £150

The Ultimate package                   £250

(Descriptions below)

Clients of ABumpsAbaby and Sootheababy get a 10% discount on all massage therapies.

Pregnancy

I am a qualified midwife and massage therapist trained in the safe use of essential oils in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.  Aromatherapy can bring many benefits, but some oils are not safe to use in pregnancy and should therefore always be recommended by a trained practitioner.

 

Pregnancy is a time of enormous physical and emotional change and can therefore bring its own set of pains and tensions throughout the body.  Common issues in pregnancy include;

  • Pelvic and hip pain from the growing baby changing the mother’s centre of gravity and the hormone Relaxin.
  • Fluid retention in arms and legs
  • Cramps
  • Heartburn
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Shoulder pain

This is a time to be nurtured and supported, and massage is a wonderful way to ease these discomforts as well as relaxing mum and baby.  Evidence supports the use of massage to;

  • Help reduce anxiety
  • Decrease leg and back pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease stress hormones
  • Improve circulation and help reduce swelling

(Miami School of Medicine)

Pregancy Massage 

60 minutes £50.00

My pregnancy massage is carried out in semi reclining and side lying positions with bump, knees and ankles fully supported.  All my massage sessions include a discussion of your pregnancy and check on mother and baby so that the treatment can be tailored to your exact needs. The massage will be aimed at supporting your body through the physiological changes of pregnancy as well as providing a safe space to talk about any fears or concerns.  I will blend oils to your specific requirement, and can even create a blend for you to take away and use in labour.  For women who have reached their due date the massage can include acupressure points to encourage the body’s natural journey to labour.

Postnatal Massage

60 minutes £50.00 

Postnatal massage helps the body release the muscle memory of labour and aids healing and skeletal realignment. It also provides continued support and care at a time when, in Western culture, other forms of support lessen, and pampers you like the mother goddess you are.  Regular massage can be beneficial in;

  • Relaxing hunched shoulders
  • Supporting breastfeeding by promotion Oxytocin release and aiding lactation
  • Promoting time for you to rest, relax and restore.
  • Waste clearance from the body
  • Aiding healing.

Postnatal massage can be done with baby feeding, resting nearby or on your own if you have someone to come and cuddle your baby while you are being pampered.

Indian Head Massage

30 minutes £25.00

This ancient massage technique is based on the Ayurvedic healing system and involves focused massage on the shoulders, neck, arms and head.  It can help relax, soothe and invigorate the receiver.  This massage is carried out in a seated position whilst clothed, and can be carried out with or without oils.  Benefits include;

  • improved circulation to head, neck and shoulders.
  • stimulation of lymphatic drainage
  • relief of stiffness in neck and shoulders
  • relief of eye strain and tension headaches
  • promotion of relaxation and reduction in stress
  • triggering of the release of endorphin hormones, creating feelings of contentment and well-being.

Leg and Foot Massage

30 minutes £25.00

An amazing way to bring relief to tired feet and legs, this treatment is excellent for easing aches and pains.  This massage will helps to balance water retention, stimulate lymphatic flow, and energize tired feet and legs.  Walk away from this massage with a tingle from the cooling citrus gel used in this treatment.

Packages

Birth preparation session - £150.  A 2-3 hour session (as required) which includes an antenatal check, discussion of pregnancy so far and plans for birth. Finished off with a relaxing massage, including advice for labour or just ongoing relaxation as required.

 

Postnatal support session - £150.  A 2-3 hour session (as required) which includes support and advice with infant feeding or any aspects of baby care, as well as a wonderfully pampering massage. (additonal support hours available at £20.00 per hour)

 

The Ultimate package - £250.  A complete care package which includes:

  • 2- 3 hour birth preparation session – including one 90-minute pregnancy massage​
  • 1 additional 90 minute Pregnancy Massage
  • Postnatal support session – 2 - 3 hours to include 90-minute postnatal massage, with baby care advice as required
  • A place on one of my baby massage courses for you to learn the joy of massaging your baby

I am a passionate believer that the right support creates not only confident happy mothers, but also confident happy families. If the prices are genuinely prohibitive for you, please contact me to discuss options as I am always happy to support families in need.  I am also happy to consider bartering arrangements to help pay for all or part of the care that I give.

 

How To book a course or contact me

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If you have any queries, or wish to book a course, please fill in a booking form or contact me:

 

Tel:

07955049773

Email:

sarah.syms@sootheababy.co.uk

 

 

Get social with us.

What parents say about baby massage classes.....

'What a lovely class and I really appreciate the small class sizes, putting babies first.  Thank you. I will miss the classes especially the cake'

Julia (Mother to 4 month old Bryony)

 

'Really enjoyable class. Sarah was fantastic and so patient, understanding and really passionate about the techniques, and seeing the babies progress/interact. Thank you so much we loved it'

Vicky (mother to 3 month old Elliot)

 

'It was lovely to spend time with my baby learning different massages and how they help with different things. It was also lovely to speak to other mum's with babies'

Gemma (mother to 9 week old Maisie)

 

"We have just finished our four week massage with Sarah and it has been amazing.  My baby loves massage time and I notice he sleeps much better afterwards" 

Saskia (mother to four month old Otto)

 

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sarah and Sootheababy massage. Having just finished the course, which was informative, friendly and SO relaxing I'm sad the lessons have come to an end but really enjoyed them all" 

Alison ( Mother to 5 month old James)

 

And about Sootheamuma Massage Therapies...

 

'I've just been for a preganancy massage with the lovely Sarah and can honestly say it was one of the nicest massages I've ever had, pregnant or otherwise! Lovely to be treated by someone who really understands pregnancy and babies'

Anna 36 weeks pregnant

 

'Thank you so much for my amazing postnatal massage! I would highly recommend it to any Mummies in need of a bit of TLC. 11 weeks after giving birth I feel great thanks to Sarah'

Jen 11 week postnatal

 

'Just had the most amazing pregnancy massage! When I walked in I was stiff and achey and by the time Sarah had worked her magic I didn't even struggle to bend down and put my shoes back on. I feel so much better; relaxed and energised at the same time. Definately a must.

Rebecca 35 weeks pregnant.