For Partners Through Pregnancy
Physical & Emotional Preparation and Support
primarily a time for protecting, nurturing and providing
nourishment for the growing baby within, PREGNANCY can also
be a time to reflect and prepare
both body and mind for birth and motherhood. Reflecting
the subtle changes within, the pregnant woman also experiences
necessary physical and emotional adjustments.
………some more comfortable than others. It is here
that the simple act of touch can bring comfort,
support and a wonderful sense of nurturing.
benefits of massage to the pregnant woman have been recognised
by traditional societies the world over. And, a comforting,
supportive massage especially given by the partner
can be rewarding to both partners and the growing child
within. It is also fun to do!
work with pregnant couples and teach safe and very simple
techniques for massage through the childbearing year and
partners are perplexed at the thought of touch outside of
a sensual context. Some are concerned and some have fear
of causing harm to the baby and the woman. However, once
tentative hands have been encouraged to relax in the knowledge
that this is the most perfectly natural form of communication
between two people, it is wonderful to witness a partner's
realisation that they can play a vital and dynamic role
in helping and supporting the woman through the journey
of the 'nine moons'.
are no hidden secrets or complicated techniques requiring
physical origami of the hands. Rather, the keys to massage
through pregnancy and labour by the partner are Simplicity,
Trust, Intuition and Communication.
Indeed, it is with regular practice throughout the pregnancy
that the partner can develop a wonderful sense of intuitive
communication with the pregnant woman that is invaluable
when it comes to giving supportive and comforting massage
are the days in the 5th month of term when it would feel
like he was dislocating his partner's shoulder, or, with
one hand on her neck and one eye on the TV, there would
be a sudden increase in the intensity of stroke as Manchester
United launched another attack at goal. Through encouragement,
communication and feedback, the partner can develop a touch
that is safe and secure and that can certainly help to relieve
many of the most common 'dis-harmonies' that occur
through the pregnancy.
and INTENTION… Two important aspects of providing
supportive and nurturing massage are time and intention.
There is a palpably-felt difference between receiving touch
from someone who is focused, in the moment, and sensitive
to his partner's needs and someone who is stressed and tired
or would rather be elsewhere.
enough space and time to be relaxed together and leave distractions
outside the door. It can all begin for you by taking a few
sessions with me.
session lasts 90-minutes and costs just €
Tel: (071) 96 48 355 (between 10am - 10pm)