Well Mother Pregnancy & Birth Courses

Well Mother Pregnancy & Birth Courses 


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 – for course details click here

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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Ah, to dwell on the positive moments of my day! This has been one of the joys that my mindfulness practice has brought, and particularly during lockdown which has offered so many more peaceful moments in my environment, despite the difficulties of these times. These words are from the head of my MSc course at Aberdeen Uni, Studies in Mindfulness. Thank you Graeme!

TCELT-International Network of Transitions Researchers

Graeme Nixon

Coronavirus has brought with it anxiety, stress, fear, suffering and bereavement. It has also brought many to reflection, new perspectives, altruism and common humanity. All of us are in a moment of obvious transition. The students and young people of this moment are entering a time of huge uncertainty about how their education will proceed. Many are living alone, isolated from families and friends, in some cases distant from their homeland. For many of our students, beyond the remaining few course assignments, they are looking down the barrel of a long summer with little prospect of work or holiday.

For the last 6 weeks I, and my colleague Ingrid Stanyer, have been offering drop in mindfulness sessions for student teachers at the University of Aberdeen. I wanted to share how these have been going and what benefits may result, with particular focus on the claim that we can…

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