These are some of the people I value in terms of the work they do.
Cranial Osteopath B.Sc. Ost. – Nargis Ahmad
I am always happy refer pre and post natal mums & babies to Nargis (She does treat all family members). She is very knowledgable in her field and will explain your situation in a language you understand. Myself and my family have also had the pleasure of her treatments. She is always available to offer a complimentary chat to make sure it is the right treatment for you.
121 Fitness and Health – Rachel Law BsC Hons Leeds
Fitness and Health Coach. PT Academy Assessor and Tutor
Rachel has a passion for helping women to look and feel their best, and offers one-to-one Personal Training in the Richmond and Kingston area. She takes a holistic approach to helping women meet their fitness and health goals and specialises in pre and post-natal fitness and pelvic floor exercise.
Acupuncturist, Midwife, Craniosacral Therapist – Christine Grabowska
Christine offers 1 to 1 or small group antenatal classes to help prepare mothers to be and their partners for the exciting weeks and months ahead. Christine has been a practising midwife for 35 years. She has been teaching students to become midwives for 25 years. She specializes in teaching moxibustion to midwives for turning the breech.
Christine is dedicated to the education of pregnant women, in order to achieve the best birth and encouraging women to know and trust they can do it! Christine’s philosophy is for women to feel confident and empowered in their experience and to ease the way into giving birth and enjoy the postnatal period. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy are offered in support of pregnancy, family life and for couples thinking of becoming pregnant.
Homeopath – Melissa Wakeling DI Hom Practitioner MARH RHom, CEASE Therapist
Melissa is a calm and relaxed person, and is well informed to advise you on homeopathic remedies. I have been treated by her as have my children. She treats all family members and has a special interest in Special Needs ( Cease Therapist). She also provides homeopathic labour kits to pregnant women.
Dhriti Medra – Meditation for kids, Hypnobirthing, Intuitive Readings and Massage Therapy
Dhriti Mehra began a journey in my early 20s of personal development and alternative medicine, studying, learning and experiencing: Transcendental Meditation, Homeopathy, NLP, Shamanism, Healing, Intuition, Holistic Massage, Hypnobirthing. “I believe we are all here for a reason, we all have a purpose here on this earth and we all have the ability to change and evolve if we choose to do so.”
A birthing and postnatal doula, working in the Twickenham area. As a birth doula she helps you prepare antenatally so you go into your labour with confidence. During the birth she works quietly alongside you, protecting your birth space and helping you feel secure and calm. Importantly she will help you voice your wishes to medical staff.
As a postnatal doula she provide continuous emotional and physical support to help you in the early days, so you will be able to rest, relax and enjoy your baby. Rosie can help with the routine care of a newborn as well as cooking and helping with older siblings. Whatever you find helpful in supporting you in the early days.
Teddington Midwives – Private Antenatal Classes and Postnatal Support Visits
The birth of your baby is one of the most momentous experiences in your life. It is also a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information and conflicting advice available.
Teddington Midwives recognise that couples welcome the professional input of midwives during this time, and so will provide you with clear, concise practical information and evidence-based advice to help and support your transition from pregnancy to parenthood.
Classes are held in Teddington but we welcome couples from surrounding areas such as Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill, Twickenham and Kingston so you will be able to meet other parents in your local area.
Nia Dance – Phillipa Nowell
Phillipa is an upbeat soul, she has a bright joyful glow and adores what she does. “I am passionate about living life to the full and I enjoy motivating and encouraging other people to put more sparkle into their lives too”.
Nafisa first met Phillipa 7 months pregnant. ” I had a great feeling that Nia dance would uplift me, give my baby the freedom and guidance to bare down, give me and my baby a joyful dance, and he turned out to have good rhythm too.”
The Arnica Network was formed in 2007 by parents concerned about the vaccination program and interested in the role of Natural Health in disease. Within 5 few years, 75 new Arnica groups have started nationwide, which we feel reflects the strong interest in natural immunity and the need for like-minded friendship and support systems when making such choices for our families.
Association of Reflexologists
An independent Professional Reflexology Association in the UK since 1984, providing benefits, advice and guidance to reflexologists and working with other external bodies and advisory groups to promote the highest standards in the profession.
Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. With thousands of members offering a broad range of specialisms – from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments – the FHT is the association of choice for professional therapists.
Maternity Reflexlogy – Susanne Enzer
Susanne has a passion for using Reflexology with maternity care. She is both inspiring and full of wisdom in this field.She has used reflexology in her midwifery practice for over 20 years, and has found that the natural therapy had enhanced the wellbeing and health of pregnant women pre and post natally.
Baby Massage – Peter Walker
Peter specializes in supporting parent and child relationships from conception to seven and the well-being and fitness of mothers and babies including those babies with developmental delay. He is a pioneer of Developmental Baby Massage from the 1980s onwards. All certificated ‘Developmental Baby Massage’ teachers are personally taught and certified by Peter Walker who has some 35 years teaching experience in this field.