Pregnancy Shiatsu Massage

I offer Antenatal Massage from as early as the first trimester, throughout the pregnancy and postnatally. I trained and qualified with Suzanne Yates of Well Mother UK, who specialises her work in “Supporting the Wellness of Parents & Babies”.  As well as my training with Suzanne, I took up a 4 years Shiatsu training, as well as a Doula Training, which make my approach and preparation  to childbirth very unique.

This treatment is given on a futon – Japanese Mattress on the floor – thus creating a safe and comfortable environment for the mother to be.  I use a combination of Shiatsu and Swedish massage and offer after care and birth preparation advices.

From 37 weeks pregnancy, I use acupressure to prepare the body for the birth…

The benefits of Pregnancy Shiatsu Massage:
Soothes and relaxes and reduces stress
Improves circulation (reducing pregnancy related oedema)
Improves all physiological functions
Relieves tension in the back, neck and weight-bearing joints
Helps reduce sciatica (pain down the back of the thigh, leg and foot), improves sleep and relieves headache and sinus congestion
Reduces aches and pains relating to the musculoskeletal strains

Please allow a good 1h30 for our session.

What a better time in your life to be nurtured than during your pregnancy?

“I initially found Tissy when referred by a friend for pregnancy massage. When your body is going through so much the massage gave so much relief both mentally and physically. I felt like melting chocolate !” Martha

 Pregnancy Shiatsu Massage (60 min) – €65  


Induction Treatment

There is a set of shiatsu points that, in women, have a strong effect on the uterus and the reproductive hormones. Some of these are “elimination” points, which are frequently stimulated outside pregnancy to treat headaches, sickness, cramp or constipation. They are often referred to as “induction points”, but I prefer to call them labour focus points because they don’t work in the same way as labour-inducing drugs, as they will not make you go into labour if you’re not ready, but they will help you release energy that can support you when you are. However, they do help to ready your body for giving birth and they do help the process of labour to flow. They also help your baby to prepare for his birth (Ref: Beautiful Birth from Suzanne Yates).

 Induction Treatment (60 min) – €65   

Post-Natal Shiatsu Massage

Following the birth, the body goes through many hormonal changes. Being a new mum may feel overwhelming, and together with fatigue, sleepless nights, breastfeeding, baby blues and in some cases post natal depression, its important to remember to look after yourself.

A post natal massage will give you the opportunity to be nurtured and to feel rejuvenated. The treatment is performed on a Shiatsu mattress on the floor, thus creating a safe and comfortable environment. Therefore you are welcome to bring your newborn and attend to his/her needs while youre being massaged.

With a holistic approach to maternity, Post Natal Massage involves Swedish techniques and Shiatsu, and also includes exercises and after care advices.

The benefits of Postnatal Massage:
Soothes and relaxes and reduces stress
Improves all physiological functions
Relieves tension in the back, neck and shoulders
Contributes to a faster recovery
Encourages good postural habits and abdominal muscle toning

  Post Natal Shiatsu Massage (60 min) – €65