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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Seven Touches (which are permitted during lockdown)

Seven Touches (which are permitted during lockdown)

touch stone, touch strength
(boulder, building, pebble)
touch grass, touch gratitude
(hillside, garden, park)
touch blossom, touch blessing
(daffodill, primrose, gorse)
touch catkin, touch caress
(hazel, willow, birch)
touch tree trunk, touch time
(pine, rowan, oak)
touch water, touch witness
(burn, loch, kyle)
touch leaf, touch life
(hawthorn, sorrel, dock)

Alison Roe – coronapoem – Spring 2020, Scotland