Lives in: Bexleyheath DA7
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Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Blackfen, Sidcup, Orpington, Bromley, Chislehurst, Eltham, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, Greenwich, Lewisham
Massage Therapist for Women - Holistic massage and Pregnancy massage
Hello and welcome to Doula UK and a bit about me.
I’m a mum of three and have been a stay-at-home mum since the birth of our second child. Previously, I worked with families who had young children with autism. I felt honoured to be invited into their lives and homes as they learned to accept and live with autism. I knew that when I returned to work, I wanted to continue supporting families.
After our first birth, my husband and I felt so much love for our daughter and such joy, while also experiencing anxiety, exhaustion and being overwhelmed like never before. The bubble of our new family of three was incredible, but was often popped with feeding worries and differing opinions and advice, rather than being kept intact with unbiased emotional and practical support. My desire to support new mothers and their babies began and grew after the birth of each of our children. Our family unit continued to change, meaning the support we needed changed too. Looking back, I realise that I didn’t place enough value on my own self-care after having a baby. So much emphasis is placed on the baby; their health and wellbeing, that the mum and her physical recovery and wellbeing is often overlooked. Now, following my postpartum experiences and with my children all in school it has been a privilege to become a postnatal doula and massage therapist.
I can listen to you, as you tell me about your birth experience, how you’re feeling that day, or what happened during the night.
I can support you as you feed your baby; make you drinks and snacks, make you more comfortable, provide insight into feeding and share feeding resources and services.
I can make you simple meals, prepare you a bath, hold baby while you sleep and help with the mounds of babygro washing.
I can attend postnatal appointments or mother and baby services with you, and play and assist with siblings.
With holistic massage I can ease your physical recovery; the tense and aching muscles that come with feeding, carrying, putting prams up and down, and the general worry that comes with being a parent.
I will tailor my support for your family’s needs. The support you need on one day, may be very different to the support you need on another.
If you think I might be the right doula to offer you the self-care you deserve, please feel free to get in touch for a chat. You could book a pregnancy massage or arrange a postnatal planning session first. The planning session can be done as a stand-alone meeting or forms the introduction to your postnatal doula support. We discuss and explore the impact and changes that the arrival of a newborn may have on your family, some of which may not have yet crossed your mind.
I look forward to hearing from you, Hannah.
Blended Paediatric First Aid Training – Busy Bees – March 2022
Younique Postnatal Planning Workshop – February 2022
Practitioner’s Diploma in Pregnancy Massage/Abdominal and Full Body – February 2022
Level 2 Food Hygiene – February 2022
Younique postnatal Doula Preparation – November 2021
iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage – September 2021
iTEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies – September 2021
iTEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Complementary Therapist – February 2021
Younique Postnatal Intuitive Breast and Body Feeding April 2022
I have a current DBS Check, am insured and a full clean driving licence