Preparing for a baby can be a very exciting but sometimes anxious and stressful time; particularly, if it's taking a little longer than anticipated. This can be a very emotionally and physically exhausting time.
If you're looking at other options like IUI or IVF, body therapy treatments can provide additional support by enriching and nourishing the uterus and reproductive organs during the 2 or 3 months leading up to FET.
At Bellies & Bubs our aim is to create an understanding, calming and supportive environment.
We recommend an initial appointment, which can be booked anytime during the monthly cycle and begins with consultation and a combination of massage, reflexology, acupressure to help balance and align the body & mind; with particular emphasis on the endocrine and reproductive systems and adrenals, helping to reduce stress and encourage relaxation.
From here, a follow-up appointment would be scheduled at a specific time in the cycle, to assist with stimulating the ovaries or nourishing the uterus and of course creating a sense of calm and well-being.
Although massage and reflexology treatments are contra-indicated in the first trimester, at Bellies and Bubs we understand how tiring these early weeks can be growing a baby and all the hormonal, emotional and physical changes that occur.
A gentle Reiki or energy healing treatment is safe, gentle and nurturing during this time.
Hands are placed lightly on or above the body and moved systematically to help create a deep sense of calm and well-being.
Bellies & Bubs pregnancy massage treatments are tailored to the specific needs of each woman.
If this is your first ‘Bellies & Bubs’ experience, this treatment is recommended. Choose from a relaxing and nurturing Pregnancy Pamper, to a balancing and aligning Pregnancy Remedial massage, or the healing and calming properties of essential oils** and a Pregnancy Aroma massage. Time is taken at the beginning of the treatment to listen to; acknowledge and implement the most appropriate treatment plan.
At Bellies & Bubs, we understand that life gets busy sometimes, trying to fit appointments into work and family commitments.
If this is your first Bellies & Bubs experience, please invest an extra time to book an initial pregnancy appointment.
We still aim to provide you with an individually tailored treatment, specific to your needs. Whether it's some pampering and relaxation or something more remedial to target those areas that are creating imbalance and therefore discomfort.
All our pregnancy and birth treatments have the added support and comfort of our unique Pregnancy Belly Beanbag, immediately creates comfort and relaxation for both Mum & Bub, creates good pelvic and spinal alignment and therefore Optimal Foetal Positioning.
Did you know the feet can tell an interesting story about our personality and our health and wellbeing? Balancing energy lines can, therefore, enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and maintain wellness. A Soul Journey which focuses on the feet yet rejuvenates the body & mind.
Begin with an essential oil infused foot soak, release the toxins and impurities with a lime & coconut Himalayan salt scrub and finally a rose geranium foot massage; completes this nurturing and rejuvenating treatment.
The ultimate in nurturing an expecting Mumma. A combination of relaxation, balance and alignment... A beautiful combination of a Pregnancy Massage and a Sole Mumma foot treatment.
This specialised treatment is appropriate from 30wks gestation and incorporates a Pregnancy Remedial Massage to help realign the spine, pelvis and pelvic/uterine ligaments; and therefore create a more symmetrical space within which your baby can attain optimal foetal positioning.
Acupressure points are appropriately stimulated with massage and then moxibustion. Guidance and instruction on the use of Moxi at home are also provided; together with appropriate inversion stretches where applicable.
What better way to approach your baby’s ‘birth’day than with our blissful balancing, nurturing and preparatory birth treatment.
This treatment is recommended from 38 weeks, however, may be appropriate from 37 weeks if aiming for a VBAC.
The treatment begins with a consultation, including previous birth history, concerns from previously actively managed or traumatic birth experiences, if any.
Beginning with an individually tailored massage treatment to assess any structural and muscular imbalances. Applying trigger point therapy and acupressure, the helps to create a symmetrical bowl for baby to access the pelvic inlet, align well in the mid-pelvis and start to efface the cervix.
Acupressure points are stimulated further with moxibustion to begin to prime the body for labour. Labour positions most appropriate for your pelvic space are also discussed; for those aiming for an active labour and birth.
Although the nature of this treatment is to stimulate the uterus and cervix, it is also calming and nurturing and therefore reduces adrenalin and helps to increase the release of oxytocin which peaks closer to 40 weeks.
As a new mum, it is so important to give yourself the opportunity to recover from your pregnancy and birth and the huge hormonal shifts that come with the sleeplessness and fatigue of those early weeks of Mothering.
Continue your Bellies & Bubs experience after your baby arrives with a nurturing, balancing and rejuvenating massage Treatment.
Begin with an essential oil infused foot soak, lime & coconut or pink grapefruit Himalayan salt foot scrub.
A pampering or more remedial massage treatment, with or without the use of essential oils, is individually tailored to your needs to create alignment, balance and bliss.
If time is an issue, a 60 minute New Mumma Pamper massage (without the foot treatment), might be more appropriate.
At Bellies & Bubs, you don't have to be pregnant to enjoy one of our individually tailored massage treatments. Perhaps your journey began with us prior to or during your pregnancy and continued through your early parenting days.
We aim to continue to support you way beyond those months and years.
Let go of the day-to-day stresses, worries or concerns with a balancing and aligning remedial massage or a pampering and nurturing relaxation massage. Give yourself the gift of ‘time out for you’.
Incorporating the scintillating essential oils by Secret Scent will enhance the healing effects of this rejuvenating and relaxing treatment.