Massage Treatments and Prices

Treatments are at my home studio near Ogwell, TQ12. Home visits are available on request – subject to £10 additional charge within TQ postcodes.

Pregnancy Massage

img_5477This massage is suitable throughout pregnancy and all steps are taken to  ensure you get positioned comfortably, taking your particular needs into account.

I have a massage bed which tilts, allowing me to raise your upper body up so as to avoid lying flat especially after the mid-second trimester, and I tilt it down to work on your back from the side with bolster cushion support.

I am trained and very experienced in pregnancy massage.  I am also trained in pelvic diaphragm release, a gentle, powerful myofascial release technique which can encourage malpositioned babies to turn, ease pelvic girdle pain and relieve tight/uncomfortable feelings in the bump and pelvis. I am also trained in both massage and Rebozo techniques for labour and birth, which I can teach to you and your birth partner.

Regular massage during pregnancy has been found to be predictive of more positive perceptions of labour, to reduce levels of stress hormones in the body, to alleviate sciatic nerve discomfort and increase circulatory function thereby reducing swelling and discomfort.

“I feel like all the tension has just melted away” (Hannah, 29 weeks pregnant)
“It was perfect. Just exactly what I needed” (Sal, 33 weeks pregnant with twins)

“The move you showed us where my husband put his hands resting over my lower back and bump was amazing in labour: I wouldn’t let him stop doing it!” (Mindy, Mum of 2)

  • £45 for 1hr massage
  • £55 for 1.5hr massage
  • Birth partner sessions : price on request.

Post-Natal Massage

Your body has been through an amazing transformation, growing and birthing a baby and then caring for them. Often the focus shifts to baby once they are here but the need for rest and nurturing touch for Mums at this stage is enormous.

After any surgical intervention or tearing you need to wait at least 6 weeks before receiving a massage. Otherwise you can have one whenever you feel ready.

Such a massage makes a lovely gift! Gift vouchers available.

I can work around babies’ needs if they are too young to be away from Mum.

  • £45 for 1hr massage
  • £55 for 1.5hr massage
“You managed to find all my tension. I needed that so much!” (Jo, Mum of 6 week old)
“It was just so amazing to lie still and relax for an hour. I missed my baby but I feel like I will be going back to her feeling so much better, and that benefits her too.” (Nadia, Mum of 4 month old)

Closing the Bones Massage

This ceremonial massage originates in South America where it has traditionally been performed as a ritual blessing and closing of the woman’s body after giving birth.  I believe every woman who has given birth should experience this massage. It is deeply healing, and is a beautiful opportunity to process and release emotions around your baby’s birth. The session helps with lingering symptoms of pelvic discomfort, hip pain, sacral pain, and it assists womb healing and lymph drainage after giving birth.

The massage lasts around 2 hours – including time to talk through what you would like to bring into the session, and refreshments afterwards. I make the room beautiful and very welcoming for you and create a sacred , womb- like next for you to lie in. It can be done whenever you feel ready after the birth, and if it feels too soon to leave your baby or if you want it done at home with someone nearby looking after your baby and possibly baby dipping in for a feed, the massage part can be adapted with the baby on your chest or next to you.

I trained in 2016 & 17 with Sophie Messager in Bristol and Cambridge, Closing the Bones Levels 1 and 2.

“Jess held a really beautiful space to honour the wonder of childbirth. My hips felt nourished and contained by the ceremony and I felt much lighter afterwards. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to reconnect again after childbirth.” (Lucy , Mum to 7 week old and 2 year old)

Also see this article where Fearne McCann talks about having a CTB ceremony!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6141495/fearne-mccann-reveals-she-had-a-closing-of-the-bones-ceremony/
  • £60 for a 2 hour ceremony

Body Massage

This massage is tailored to suit your tension/ problem areas. It provides total relaxation, eases muscle tension, aids detoxing and skin condition. I use a variety of techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, hands free massage and Indian Head massage.

  • £40 for 1hr massage
  • £55 for 1.5hr massage

“My sciatica felt loads better for a good week after the massage, it was really good . I will be coming regularly.” (Richard, Dad of 3)

“It was really good, I like a strong massage , I don’t find you can get that when you book in at a spa where they are giving lots of massages all day. ” (Helen)

“One of the best massages I have ever had, and I have had a lot, all over the world!”, (Anna)

Indian Head Massage (IHM)

IHM is a traditional-style massage that has been used to maintain health and promote the flow of prana (life force energy) in Indian culture for centuries. It is amazingly effective, for head-clearing, deep relaxation and stress relief, and stimulation. The massage is carried out sitting upright in a comfortable massage chair and is clothed. Coconut Oil is used on the neck and face, and the hair if desired.

For the 1 hour treatment, there is the addition of chakra balancing, which involves a light pressure still touch from the therapist, moving through the upper chakra points on the back and holding the head. This is a very calming end to the treatment.

Brought to the UK in the 1970s by Narendra Mehta, who believed strongly in its potential to help stressed out Westerners sitting at desks all day long and/or in need of the healing power of touch to shift stagnant energy. Mr Mehta’s vision was for IHM to be made available to all in parks, clinics and within families. See great article showing the far reaching benefits of IHM: Indian Head Massage Article

I am have completed an Advanced IHM Course and I have been practicing since 2005.

I am the Tutor for the Diploma in Indian Head Massage at the School of Bodywork in Exeter, a course for qualified massage therapists.

A great video of me doing this treatment and talking about it!

 

  • £40 for 45mins (‘express’ treatment, ideal for a lunch break!)
  • £45 for 60 mins (includes chakra balancing)
“It was lovely; I feel very floaty, in a good way. I feel like you took all the tension from my head and upper body” (Sue)

Reiki

Meaning ‘life force energy’, Reiki is a Japanese system of energy healing and provides a deep sense of relaxation, and can help shift physical and emotional issues.

It is generally received lying down, fully clothed and involves light touch. Reiki can also be carried out on my massage chair/adapted for pregnant clients.

  • £45 for 1hr massage

Ear Candles

Ear candles are a relaxing and soothing treatment which encourages clearing of the ears and sinuses. It includes a relaxing facial , scalp and neck massage

  • £50 for 1hr

Please contact me on jessyogawellness@icloud.com to book and for more information