Nurture Mother Massage
because the beautiful mother you are deserves mothering too
Meanwhile that time keeps on flying by at the rate of knots, there seems so much to do and in all the activity and excitement somehow you and your self care get left to last or even left off the list altogether.
If you are getting to the end of every day exhausted, in pain and its all you can do to collapse on the sofa with your (swollen) feet finally up and if you are wondering how you will manage through the rest of your pregnancy then it's time to reassess and put your well being back into the picture.
This is where mother nurture massage treatments can help you.
"I am not sure I can put into words the impact that the treatment had on me, as nothing has ever compared. However, for the hour or so that Charlotte worked with me, my body relaxed and my mind was calm and this was followed by 12 hours of deep sleep which was very much needed. Finally, when I woke I was able to work through a number of personal issues that had been negatively impacting my life and also reassess my priorities. In summary, the treatment was immediately beneficial, but it also had a positive lasting effect in my life."
Julie Royle-Srinivasan - Munich, Germany
Book a Nurture Mother Massage Treatment today and receive the deep nurturing and emotional nourishment that you, amazing mother and powerful woman deserve as you grow your baby.
Nurture Mother Massage combines Holistic Oil Massage techniques with Reiki Energy Healing to gently soothe and restore your body and being at all levels. After a personal consultation to discover your unique needs, your individualised treatment will ease you into a deep relaxation where your aches and pains melt away as you rest. You will emerge refreshed, renewed and ready to take on the world.
Nurture Mother - Back & Bump
Single Session - £38 for 45 minutes
Pack of Three - £100
Nurture Mother - Full Body
Single Session - £60 for 90 minutes
Pack of Three - £160
Nurture Mother - Premium
Premium Package - £300
5 Nurture Mother Massages
1 x 90 minute couples workshop
1 bottle of luxury massage oil
"Big love and thanks to Charlotte Kanyi for the wonderful massage this morning. So easy for us to neglect ourselves but I am certainly feeling revitalised and restored from my treatment this morning."
Fran Bennett - Birmingham, UK
Nurture Mother - Full Body + Birth Confidence Taster
Perfect to see if the deep transformative power of my 1:1 birth confidence work is right for you before investing in a longer programme. Combines the deep relaxation of a full Nurture Mother Massage with a 20 minutes taster of birth confidence work.
Single Session - £100 for 100 minutes
Frequently asked questions
What happens during the treatment?
When you come to me you get so much more than a standard sequence of massage moves. I believe in you and I care passionately about you and about birth. That kind of energy is catching so you are off to a good start already.
First, we design the session together. I take a detailed consultation where I check in with you how you are physically emotionally and spiritually and we set an intention for the treatment. If this is your first massage I also take care of any practicalities like showing you how to get on and off the table and demonstrating the sidelying position used for pregnancy. You also get to choose your favourite oils, aromatherapy or plain and whether you want music or not.
Then we get going with the treatment. I tune in to you, your body and your baby and massage intuitively. I use a blend of massage techniques and healing Reiki holds to touch you at all levels of your being. I often close my eyes to see better as I connect with your body and soul. As I massage it can look like a flowing dance as I connect into the energy of the Earth Mother, the birthing field energy and your energy and work to bring everything into alignment.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese word that may be translated as ‘universal life force energy’. Rather like a radio being tuned to the radio waves I and my hands act as a channel to allow the life energy to flow and harmonize your energy levels. The Reiki energy is an intelligent energy that flows directly to the area of highest need. It encourages the natural innate healing abilities of the body to work efficiently promoting deep healing. Typically, you may feel warmth from my hands and you can very quickly enter a state of deep relaxation which is beneficial in itself. In that relaxation you may feel peaceful and serene and you may sense your energy systems being realigned. All you have to do is relax and enjoy. (You can read more about the historyand use of Reiki here)
What are the benefits of massage?
Physically you may:
- Reduce Odema ( swelling in joints) and feel more comfortable
- Release tension in the muscles and promote realignment so you stand tall and strong
- Soften skin and prevent stretch marks.
Your body may be encouraged to:
- Distribute nutrients and fluids to the vital organs including the placenta.
- Support optimal function of body systems to help avoid common complaints such as constipation.
- Aid lymphatic drainage and elimination of toxins from the body leaving you looking and feeling younger and energised.
- Emotionally you may feel:
- Calm and centred as you release pent up emotions and restore equilibrium
- Grounded and stable
- Connected to your inner wisdom and your baby.
- Totally blissed out and ready for anything.
What oils do you use?
Quality and ethics are important to me and I use the best oils I can find. The quality of the oils make a big difference to their effectiveness. After research I chose NHR Organic Oils. This is a company based in Brighton that was the first company in the world to specialise in and sell exclusively certified organic Essential oils. They pride themselves on the purity and effectiveness of their high quality oils. They also value the larger picture and give back to charities, and use recycled packaging among other measures that ensure their business is ethical and personal. I have a range of plain carrier oils including almond oil, sunflower oil and currently two different preblended aromatherapy oils. Like all my work you choose intuitively by smell which one you are drawn to on the day. As they are all organic you can be assured that only goodness is being absorbed into your skin, the largest organ of the body.
What is special about your pregnancy massage treatments?
I'm a little shy. Do I have to get undressed?
Yes, my massage is holistic oil based massage and you need to be undressed to benefit. My room is private and cosy and I aim to make you at ease. You may change in private whilst I wait outside the room. You will be covered by lovely thick towels and I only uncover the part of you I am working on.
If you would prefer to be clothed then I can do a pure Reiki treatment.
Bear in mind if you have such a strong shyness about your body and being seen this may affect your birth experience and you may benefit from a 1:1 Transformation Session.
How many treatments should I book?
Entirely up to you. If you are looking for a one off treat before you give birth or to honour your rite of passage then one is all you need!
If you have some aches or find yourself getting stressed and tired you may benefit most from a package. The benefits from more treatments are often cumulative. Rather than emotions and toxins building up until they are ready to explode, they will be soothed and you will feel more calm and centred in your daily life.
Personally I love to receive treatments regularly. I say it keeps me sane. You could say it's like filling up the tank to weather against the inevitable testing moments that come with being a mother.
And of course your baby's whole world is you, so you can feel good knowing that all that loveliness is being passed straight on to your baby.
How soon can I come? Can I come in the first three months?
Yes. I am fully insured to treat you throughout your pregnancy with no limitations. The first three months is often avoided because you may be feeling nauseous and generally rubbish and there is a higher risk of miscarriage but if you feel you would like a treatment then my doors are open.
I'm classed as high risk. Can I still have a massage?
If you have any doubt then please ask your midwife/consultant. Usually the answer is yes and they will be able to confirm this for you. Pregnancy Massage and Reiki can be extremely beneficial and the techniques I use in pregnancy are very gentle. I take a full consultation and take into account your individual needs.
I'm 41 /42 (insert number here) weeks and they want to induce me. Can you help me get labour started?
Yes I can help you and I want to be very clear about what I do and don't do. There are unprecedented levels of induction and an unbelievable lack of trust that baby knows when the time is right to be born. With the pressure to induce before a certain date it is very sad to hear women going to desparate measures to start labour, often getting stressed which of course is counterproductive in itself. What I do is use the Nurture Mother Massage Session to gently bring you back to you and to your own intuition. I don't try and force the baby out. I do have a beautiful option in which we combine guided visualisation and a taster of my 1:1 work with a luxurious pampering massage. The relaxation may be enough to set things in motion. The taster of the 1:1 may bring you into alignment with the smooth unfolding of your birth. Sometimes communicating the situation to your baby in such a sacred still space is what is needed. You will enjoy the time spent connecting with your baby.
If you hold deeper fears and can feel there are some unresolved issues preventing birth then you may like to look at my 1:1 transformation work instead.
I'm X weeks and I really don't want to travel in case I go into labour. Will you come to me?
I am sorry. Unfortunately I don't travel currently.