Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Pregnancy and birth are probably the key most pinnacle experiences in a woman’s life and those experiences are certainly worthy of a special kind of preparation and care.

Our Pregnancy and Postnatal specialist services

At The Healing Practice we treat pregnant women from pre-conception to pregnancy to nudging labour along (if we can and baby allows) to postnatal attention.

Fertility

There is much information ‘out there’ that does nothing more than rouse a woman in her mid 30’s(or 40's) into a state of despair and panic if she’s seemingly taking ages to getting pregnant.
And – going down the dreaded and harrowing path of ‘infertility’
The Healing Practice has a range of options and modalities to help!

Learn More about Fertility

Pregnancy Massage

This is a specialised Massage, incorporating remedial and therapeutic techniques as is required, to meet the individual needs of the pregnant woman and her baby. Ideally, a specially trained practitioner will treat you, to assist with the tensions and discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Massage is often thought of as a pleasant indulgence or a relaxing treat, whereas it is much more than that. Pregnancy is the ideal time to seek out massage to support the various changes you will experience as a pregnant woman.
Learn more about our Pregnancy Massage services

Pregnancy Counselling

As pregnancy is a finite time and not without its own set of discomforts, it is advisable to seek early and appropriate support to confront, alleviate and support your issues and to make an improvement and a difference in your approach to your life, for your wellbeing and baby’s. Learn more about Pregnancy Counselling

HypnoCalmBirth

HypnoCalmBirth is a method of childbirth preparation that is based on the premise that every woman can achieve an easier and calmer childbirth when she knows how!
Simple, enjoyable and personable instruction based on hypnosis, meditation and childbirth education works, to give you resourceful skills and the pathway to bring your baby into the world.
Learn more about HypnoCalmBirth

Natural Labour Induction Massage

If you go beyond your due date and panic starts to set in, there are various things you can do to naturally induce your labour and massage is one of them.
Massage is a safe method to relieve both physical and mental discomfort and relax you while pregnant. Induction Massage can help encourage you and baby into labour.

Learn more about Natural Labour Induction Massage

Postnatal Massage

Your body has gone through constant change during your pregnancy and in labour and birth. Postnatally, your body is still going through change to accommodate your baby’s needs and your own. Massage is a restorative treatment that gives back to you, when you are so busy giving out. Our Postnatal massage treatment is a special package of therapeutic massage techniques and cranial-sacral unwinding to really restore you.
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Postnatal Debriefing / Counselling

Debriefing labour and the birth is an important task to do. It helps women to go through what happened, how their experience was and importantly, did it match their expectations or not? Prior to labour, most women pretend that they have no expectations, so the entire process must be examined to ensure the best transition to Motherhood. Learn more about Postnatal Debriefing / Counselling

Prenatal and Postnatal Depression

Some women are at an increased risk of depression during pregnancy (known as the antenatal or prenatal period) and in the first year following childbirth (known as the postnatal period). The causes of depression at this time can be complex and are often the result of a combination of factors- which we will examine together.
Learn more about Prenatal and Postnatal Depression

Gift Vouchers / Packages

Gift Vouchers / Packages

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Pregnancy aura

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Claire trained in Massage as part of her Naturopathy Diploma in 1984. When she later trained as a Childbirth Educator, she began specialising in treating pregnant and postnatal women. She treats pregnant women from a holistic perspective, recognising that women often need extra reassurance and information to support their health status. As a multi-practitioner, Claire is able to provide a broad-based approach to her clients.

Meet Claire! Introductory Phone call

Find out how we can help you.

Mobile 0438 216 351

schedule a pregnancy massage

Gift Vouchers

Health Fund rebates are available depending on your level of cover. Process your HICAPS  claim on the spot and we accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and online transfers.

Comments check out what our other clients say!

A happy and confident mother is one that can put her hand up, for support and time out or to lean on somebody else, for a change! Our services are designed for that purpose. Soothing, unwinding, therapeutic Massage for the body, ‘moving forward’ therapy for the mind and soul – and building happy families.

Pregnancy is the right time to focus on your whole body and mind, as growing babies have an instinctual demand to get the best nutrition that their mother host can provide. If you are deficient, in nutrition or in other ways, such as emotionally wrought and overwhelmed by your pregnancy experiences, it is important that you seek the right kind of support to sustain both you and your baby throughout pregnancy.

 

Pregnancy is very much a ‘giving’ process, whereby the mother gives and gives of herself until the baby is born. Afterwards, as a new mother you keep on giving, via breastfeeding, learning the various cues of your baby – particularly around sleeping, being attentive to the point of vigilance around your baby’s needs and how to comfort your baby to the best of your ability. Motherhood is a huge process of work and new learning, and requires mothers to replenish themselves in whatever ways they can.  Motherhood drags you along at times, to demand that you be 100% attentive to your baby’s needs and to meaningfully extract out of that endless vacuum of one-way focus, a woman needs to have some sense of self and grounding as she goes through the days of often mundane, repetitive tasks of baby and domestic care.

The first weeks and months of motherhood can be viewed as a necessary retreat from the external world ‘out there’. A need to cocoon yourself with your new baby, get to know it and introduce it slowly to the world of yours and the greater world beyond that, when ready. It is no great surprise that certain cultures recommend a practice of new mothers staying home with their babies, for the first forty days, as a way of acclimatising baby to her/his new family at home for greater security of attachment and bonding. This also allows the new mother to heal and recover from her labours and build up strength and stamina for the next leg of ongoing motherhood!  And it allows new fathers and other members of the family time to offer support and be of comfort to this important twosome.

At the Healing Practice, we have long been committed to the pregnant woman’s needs and caring for her from a holistic perspective. Our services start at preconception, or when conceiving has been difficult for various reasons, through to successful conception and pregnancy care, even natural labour induction if baby goes ‘overdue’, and afterwards, as restorative treatment when you have had your baby and have the time, to focus more on your own recovery. The state of pregnancy requires both caring and professional support to manage it well, from onboard partners, caring GP’s or midwife / obstetrical caregivers to considerate work places and tolerant bosses, delighted friends and family and other supportive health providers.

Pregnancy is a time of sorting and choosing the various options of healthcare available to you, in addition to growing into your pregnant body and mind. We look forward to assisting you on your journey into family.

pHOTO OF cLAIRE cLEAVER

Claire trained in Massage as part of her Naturopathy Diploma in 1984. When she later trained as a Childbirth Educator, she began specialising in treating pregnant and postnatal women. She treats pregnant women from a holistic perspective, recognising that women often need extra reassurance and information to support their health status. As a multi-practitioner, Claire is able to provide a broad-based approach to her clients.

Meet Claire! Introductory Phone call

Find out how we can help you.

Mobile 0438 216 351

schedule a pregnancy massage

Gift Vouchers

Health Fund rebates are available depending on your level of cover. Process your HICAPS  claim on the spot and we accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and online transfers.

Comments check out what our other clients say!

The Healing Practice

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Rd
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
M: 0438 216 351

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Road
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

Contact The Healing Practice Learn how we can help you or Call Claire on 0438 216 351.