Well Mother Pregnancy & Birth Courses

Well Mother Pregnancy & Birth Courses 

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Shiatsu Skills for Pregnancy Massage

Welcome to Well Mother. We offer courses for Massage and Shiatsu practitioners and also for Midwives, doulas and others who work with pregnant women. We offer massage and Shiatsu for everyone, although we specialise in the maternity period. Well Mother was originally started in Bristol by Suzanne Yates. I began my studies with her in 2004 and now that Suzanne is busy teaching all over the world she has trained me up as Well Mother teacher for Scotland and the North of England. I offer courses in Glasgow, and Suzanne comes up to Scotland from time to time to teach certain training courses.

Massage for Pregnancy – for course details click here

Shiatsu for Birth Professionals – for course details click here

Abdominal Massage for Fertility, Detox & Digestion (course currently available for commission only, please enquire)

About Well Mother Courses: our courses will not only help you to develop your work with maternity clients but you will also find that our approach to massage enhances your work with all  your clients. Many people also find the courses are a powerful healing process for themselves.  The time we all spend in our mother’s womb and our experience of birth and our early childhood forms the base of experience for the rest of our lives. Understanding the impact of this time is fundamental to understanding how we are in the present.

The course book is “Pregnancy and Childbirth: an holistic approach to massage and bodywork” written by Suzanne Yates.

Although we include some shiatsu-based skills within our courses, no prior shiatsu knowledge is required to join. If you would like to learn more about shiatsu to integrate into your work you might consider our Shiatsu and maternity care course in Glasgow

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Emerging into Spring

At last spring has come and across all our different cultures and traditions similar themes arise as it brings hope. We celebrate renewal of the green, and re-emergence of all creatures great and small after the winter of lockdown and hibernation. From worms and frogs to caterpillars and……massage therapists!

In Impossible Darkness

Do you know how the caterpillar turns?

Do you remember what happens inside a cocoon?

You liquefy.

There in the thick black of your self-spun womb, void as the moon before waxing, you melt (as Christ did for three days in the tomb) conceiving in impossible darkness the sheer inevitability of wings

by Kim Rosen

We have plenty of reason to celebrate spring here at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland (STMTS). Firstly, we therapists sharing the space are able to return to close contact services and THE DIARY IS OPEN! Also Ruth, Lesley and I are pleased to welcome our colleague Freya of Rowan Therapies to the team of therapists in residence, she will be working on Thursdays.

Secondly – just like schools throughout the world, STMTS has adapted to change and our students have responded with incredible resilience. This year’s TYM Diploma cohort had only two weekends in person training before transferring to Zoom but all through

the winter they have hung on with open hearts and determination, and with the generosity of their family members giving themselves up for endless massages (!) the students have made it through! I am so delighted and amazed at their professionalism. Watch this space there is a group of amazing therapists just about to hit the market!

…even our school mascot Frankie was on duty for the observed assessments! Along with tutors Lesley and me, and our dedicated assistant who has nipped out for a second….

FHT Accreditation

Last year we gave ourselves a big pat on the back for becoming an accredited training provider with Federation of Holistic Therapists. This year I am pleased to be invited to represent STMTS and Well Mother with a specialist Pregnancy Massage workshop at the Virtual Congress. I had a blast making the video during lockdown and my past history as a performer and digital film maker came in handy! You can see the end product (edited in iMovie with great sophistication) in June at FHT Virtual Congress

And finally, we have something to ask from you…. Thanks to you all for your support and interest, we celebrated reaching 100 subscribers on Youtube thanks to you! Marketing is an ever-changing landscape and now we are turning our attention to other Social Media. Could you help us by kindly take a moment to subscribe to us on Facebook and perhaps even leave a review? If you are interested you will then more easily see our regular updates, so please, click on!
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Here’s wishing you renewed strength and vitality this spring season, and asking for two more things from you, if you are able:
1. Be kind to each other
2. Be part of the Solution.

Lucy Trend 05/04/21

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