Support for pregnancy, birth, parent-hood and beyond with shiatsu and massage

Well Mother – supporting parents and babies with shiatsu and massage

Shiatsu and massage for maternity care and beyond

Welcome to Well Mother.

Information on the Well Mother approach.

Shiatsu and massage to support pregnancy and beyond

We have found that shiatsu and massage offer effective tools to support the well being of mothers and their families through their experience of pregnancy and birth and want to see them taking their place as a core part of 21st Century maternity care. Through our work with families, we have also realised how important it is to understand the impact of this period on the whole family for the rest of their lives. Although the information on  this site is mostly focused on shiatsu and massage for the maternity period, most practitioners also work with men as well as women at all stages of their lives.  We can also tailor courses for you which are not only maternity related.  Information on the Well Mother approach.

Find a maternity shiatsu and massage practitioner

We have a register of maternity massage and shiatsu therapists and birth professionals  who have successfully completed our maternity courses, so that families can find suitably qualified practitioners to work with them. These practitioners are in the UK and abroad. Most will work with both men and women at other times of their lives, but their understanding of the impact of the maternity period brings another dimension to their work.

Attend a maternity massage or shiatsu course

We run maternity courses for health professionals (massageshiatsumidwives, doulas and birth educators and other maternity health professionals in the UK and abroad (in various languages). We can also tailor courses which are not so specifically maternity orientated, such as courses on the Extraordinary vessels

Find a book on pregnancy shiatsu and massage

We provide resources for parents and professionals; books and articles and hopefully soon DVD’s and audio CD’s.

Continuing to update our approach to maternity shiatsu and massage

While we believe that healing touch has a relevance which is timeless, we live in a changing world and need to constantly review new developments in approaches to health. We are always open to developing our work. We believe in integrated health care; traditional and modern blending to offer the best of both worlds!

If you would like more information in your language and to find out more information about practitioners and courses in your country, please click on flag at the top of the page.

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