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Massage for fertility, pregnancy and postnatal.
I have been working with pregnant women for over 15 years and I learn more from them and am inspired by them daily. I aim to help pregnant women to feel comfortable and relaxed in pregnancy and to connect to their growing baby. I work with couples to help them to find ways to support each other during pregnancy and labour. My massage helps to ease aches and pains common in pregnancy. and provides space for sharing questions and anxieties. Women feel cared for and soothed through the massage, and resourced for their labour.
Postnatal massage is important for replenishing the energy spent during labour and in caring for a new born. I hope to reassure women and to allow them time to relax and recuperate. The postanatal period can be a challenging time, and I provide a safe and comforting space for women to express themselves or debrief their labour. The massage soothes tired muscles and brings strength and resilience.
I offer Closing the Bones ceremonies too – these ceremonies which include some massage and rocking and wrapping the pelvis in cloth originated in Equador and have been gifted to us in the West. The ceremonies honour the uterus from menstruation, pregnancy, postnatal to menopause and beyond. Women often feel the ceremony helps them to cope with past traumas, to recognise closure as they move through their life, or to celebrate the joy their uterus has brought them,
I am a Birth Doula and a Postnatal Doula too, working with families to help them to have the most positive birth and postnatal times.
I’m Ann Ball and I run guru holistic therapies in Durham offering a wide range of complementary therapies. Having attended the Wellmother pregnancy and post natal courses in Bristol, I use my skills within my busy practice.
I have a sister company love bump baby which is all about fertility issues, pregnancy and postnatal.
I specialise in working with fertility using fertility reflexology, reproductive reflexology, fertility massage and hypnotherapy. For pregnancy, I am well known in the North East for my pregnancy massage available in all trimesters, reflexology throughout the pregnancy and maternity reflexology. I offer mother blessings and am an inactive doula but use the skills to enhance my hypnobirthing classes.
I offer postnatal massage and closing the bones ritual as well as 3 step rewind which is a hypnotherapy technique to help with traumatic birth experiences.