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Pregnancy massage

Noreen has been providing pregnancy massage in Bantry for nearly 20 years years. Pregnancy massage is a safe and gentle method of supporting your body through the natural changes of pregnancy. Pregnancy massage soothes any tension or discomfort the mother is experiencing. The mother will also be shown simple exercises, which she can use to relax her mind and body. Each treatment is adapted to the mother's needs, which are changing from week to week. The treatment is also adapted for each trimester, for example in late pregnancy the treatment would be focused on birth preparation and making the mother as comfortable as possible. A combination of massage with energy work, Reiki, will be used to ease aches and pains and reduce stress. The birthing partner may attend a treatment and be shown some simple massage strokes, which can be used during the pregnancy and in

Pregnancy massage helps

  • the body to adapt to pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • PSD
  • Back pain
  • Tiredness
  • Stress anxiety
  • Hip pain
  • Birth preparation

Infant massage instruction

Benefits Of Infant Massage

Touch is one of the most significant and nurturing early experiences your baby will have. Research has shown that these early experiences can affect many aspects of our lives. Nurturing touch has long-term benefits and can impact how we think, feel, and relate to others, and most importantly, how we value and care for ourselves. Infant massage greatly enhances the early bonding relationship between parents and caregivers and their babies. By using gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication, a wonderful bonding experience is shared. Strokes can be either stimulating or relaxing, depending on your baby’s needs and developmental level.

Infant Massage benefits your baby in the following specific ways:

Relief

Colic & Wind

Emotional Stress

Relaxation

Aid Sleep Patterns

Soothes Baby

Stimulation

Massage stimulates the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems.

Enhances neurological(brain and nerve) development

Build Immunity

Help Gain Weight 

Interaction    

Aids The Bonding Process    

Assists recovery from Post-Natal Depression

Parents are shown how to massage their babies using a simple routine. They are encouraged and supported to bond and communicate with their babies. Both baby and parent relaxes. It is nice for parents to have an excuse to slow down and enjoy getting to know their baby.

Noreen teaches baby massage to the Babytalk group which is run in the HSE centre in the Maritime hotel Bantry by the Bantry Community Development Centre. 

Alternatively, Noreen also provides private one to one classes in her massage clinic. Noreen keeps the one to one classes at a reasonable rate as she feels baby massage is something every baby should have the oppurtunity of experiencing.

Whether you attend the group or private classes all you need to bring is yourself and your baby. Noreen provides the oil and notes to take home and the room is set up for your massage.

Reiki

Reiki is the Japanese word for universal life energy. Reiki combines the utilization of the lifeforce that is present in all living things -ki- with the warm reassurance and healing power of human touch. Reiki is a gentle yet powerful non-invasive treatment, the client remains fully clothed throughout the treatment. During the treatment the practitioner will place their hands gently on different positions of the body and let the healing energy of Reiki flow. This increases and balances energy, releases stress and deeply relaxes, helps release emotions and assists the body's natural ability to heal. Reiki is a beautiful, deeply relaxing and recharging treatment. It is safe in pregnancy and for people with serious health problems.

Ear candling

Ear candling has been used by ancient cultures for thousands of years. It is a gentle process of removing ear wax. No pain or discomfort is experienced, many clients fall asleep they get so realxed. It helps move excessive ear wax which can affect your hearing. It can give relief of ear and sinus irritation. Can prevent discomfort in ears when flying.