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  • The Well Garden Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace London E8 2BT (map)

A new workshop at for women in late pregnancy and their birth partners with Sue Boughton, birth and postnatal doula, maternity massage practitioner and Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop teacher.

Birth partners will learn simple massage and shiatsu techniques that help to release muscular tension, calm the nervous system and increase the production of endorphins - our feel good hormone. You will learn simple shiatsu techniques to balance your partners energy, helping the flow of labour. Gentle massage helps to calm and relax a women in labour and encourages the release of birthing hormones. These are very useful tools for birth partners.

A rebozo is a long piece of cloth often worn by Mexican women and a traditional midwifery tool for pregnancy, labour and post-partum. Using a rebozo during labour can encourage babies to move into a better position, it can provide comfort & relaxation and  also helps the mother to make the swaying, rhythmical movements that can improve labour progress. The workshop also includes information on movements and positions for labour and birth and some physiology. 

Please wear comfortable loose clothing as you will be sitting and kneeling on a yoga mat and leaning over a birth ball ...

Cost is £50 per couple, contact Sue for more information and booking 07811 953 277 or



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