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A full body massage using a blend of up to 3 aromatherapy essential oils in a grapeseed carrier oil. Oils will be specific to your pregnancy or postnatal conditions and issues and chosen in partnership with your preference. You will be given a blend of oils to use for partner massage or in the bath.
An aromatherapy massage of back, neck and shoulders using a blend of up to 3 essential oils blended in a grapeseed carrier oil bespoke to your pregnancy and postnatal needs and conditions.
An aromatherapy full leg and foot massage using a blend of up to 3 essential oils in a grapeseed carrier oil bespoke to your pregnancy needs and identified issues.
An aromatherapy foot bath followed by a foot massage using a blend of up to 3 essential oils bespoke to your pregnancy or postnatal conditions and issues. Enjoy a hand massage while your feet soak in the aromatherapy foot bath.
Caring Hands Midwife will tailor your acupuncture treatment to manage your symptoms in a calm relaxing environment while providing one to one time with a registered midwife to answer all questions related to pregnancy, birth and post birth.
Caring Hands Midwife will follow up your acupuncture treatment with a 20 minute lower leg and foot massage or back massage using an aromatherapy blend of up to 3 essential oils bespoke to your pregnancy or postnatal needs
If you have a baby which is breech (bottom down position) I can encourage your baby to change to a head first position using Moxibustion. Moxibustion is a safe treatment from 35weeks gestation. I will also give you a supply of Moxa Sticks to continue the treatment at home.
If you have a baby which is breech (bottom down position) I can encourage your baby to change to a head first position using Moxibustion. Moxibustion is a safe treatment from 35weeks gestation. I will also give you a supply of Moxa Sticks to continue the treatment at home. Add a relaxation leg and foot massage to finish off the treatment using essential oils.
Caring Hands Midwife will not only provide you with the ultimate reflexology relaxation treatment but tailor that treatment to treat any common pregnancy or postnatal ailments you may be experiencing using Clinical Reflexology Treatment. The treatment includes a bespoke aromatherapy foot massage using essential oils to meet your needs.
Caring Hands Midwife can provide fertility reflexology treatments tailored to individual fertility issues. The treatment includes discussion around lifestyle as well as a bespoke reflexology treatment aimed at women suffering from unexplained fertility issues, PCOS, Endometriosis, Recurrent Miscarriage or those embarking on Assisted Fertility Treatments. For best results a course of 12 treatments is recommended.
Let Caring Hands Midwife help relieve your daily stress and anxiety using soothing and motivational scripts specifically designed for stress management, Anxiety and Positive Thinking. This treatment can be delivered online if preferred and following consultation the most appropriate script to meet your specific circumstances will be offered.
Add an aromatherapy hand or foot massage to Caring Hands "Mind Massage" Treatment. This treatment is delivered face to face using a combination of aromatherapy essential oils tailored to relieving anxiety and stress for either a hand or foot massage.
Are you struggling with a phobia or heightened fear and anxiety such as needle phobia, fear of birth, fear of blood? Let Caring Hands Midwife through detailed consultation and using clinical hypnosis help reduce your fear and anxiety to a manageable state.
This exclusive treatment course includes 3 weekly treatments using Aromatherapy, Massage, Clicnical Reflexology Therapy and Acupressure to support cervical ripening and labour preparation using an individual oil blend for relaxation. You will be given a blend of oils following first treatment to use at home in the bath or for partner massage.
This exclusive course of treatments is offered to women who want to avoid induction of labour and ideally spaced 2-3 days apart. The treatment uses Aromatherapy, Acupressure and Clinical Reflexology to encourage spontaneous onset of labour to help avoid medical induction of labour. This treatment provides you with an opportunity to discuss your birth preferences, ask questions about labour and birth and discuss any worries you may have while encouraging the release of natural birth hormones in a relaxed calm environment. This treatment package is designed for you and your birthing partner so they can be taught techniques which are continued at home. If you give birth before completion of the course of treatments then a post birth treatment will be offered instead within the first 8 weeks post birth.
This exclusive treatment package offers 3 treatments from 35 weeks gestation and provides you with a combination of a relaxation aromatherapy back, neck, shoulders, arm and hand massage treatment and hypnosis treatment.
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Hi and welcome to Caring Hands Midwife. My name is Barbara Strawbridge and I live in
Coleraine in the beautiful North Coast of Northern Ireland. I have more than 36 years
experience working in the health service as a qualified nurse, health visitor and
midwife and currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
I have always had an interest in complementary therapies and as an experienced midwife, with pregnant women at the heart of everything I do, want to provide women with an alternative option for treatment and management of common pregnancy issues, conditions and ailments in pregnancy through use of complementary therapies alongside their existing NHS care. Not only does my service compliment standard maternity care, treatments are evidence-based holistic treatments which provide additional time with me as a registered midwife who can listen to your pregnancy worries and concerns and answer your questions in a relaxed calm private space up to 8 weeks following the birth of your baby. I also have the experience of complementary therapy treatments such as massage and reflexology to the general public and can bring some of that experience and skill along with the knowledge, skill and experience as a midwife to help you experience a positive pregnancy, birth and early post-natal journey.
I have completed my Diploma in Midwifery Complementary Therapies through Dr Denise Tiran’s Expectancy programme in London and can provide a range of services to pregnant women facilitating a holistic approach to pregnancy and birth. Expectancy is the leading authority on Maternity Complementary Therapies and I was delighted to be awarded runner up to "Best Student of the Year" in 2022 for my work.
I am also currently undertaking a Certificate in Midwifery Acupuncture with Expectancy and will be available to offer acupuncture treatments from early 2023.
I am currently insured with FHT, FEDANT and Balens and covered by the Royal College of Midwifery. I am also a member of Expectancy’s Licensed Consultancy Programme.