"Being a Birth Partner is not something one expects to experience, but I was lucky enough to be there when my Godson was born after 27 long hours of labour!  Thank goodness Daddy and I had had some coaching from Kellie beforehand otherwise we would have felt totally useless at times!  Kellie was able to teach us some simple and easy to remember massage techniques to help both during contractions and for relaxation in-between. We also added the use of palm stones at times, which worked beautifully. Kellie's gentle and clear direction helped us practise techniques and ask questions about the birth. Her visualizations were also helpful to keep in mind during the more challenging parts of the labour.  I fully recommend getting Kellie on board to support with a natural birth – she is marvellous!" (Rozz, Massage Skills Training for Birth Partners)


Angela, Danny & Freddie-Jack

"Before seeing Kellie I was feeling extremely stressed and wasn't really enjoying my pregnancy as much as I had hoped. I had various aches and pains, swollen ankles, I was worried about the impending birth and was suffering really badly with my back aching. To add to this my house purchase constantly had problems and the moving date was getting closer and closer to the baby arriving. This was all affecting my sleep so more than anything I was feeling totally exhausted.

During the massage I would have instant relief from my back ache and afterwards I would be pain free for a day or two – which was well worth it. I would sleep through most of the treatment after drifting off to the relaxing music and after one or two treatments the swelling in my ankles reduced. More than anything though it was the only time I got for relaxation and to think about me and my baby each week. The end result was that I was more relaxed and far less stressed. By the time I was informed that my baby was breach and that I would have to deliver via c-section I was relaxed enough to deal with this news.

I would definitely recommend pregnancy massage to anyone who is pregnant whether to ease ailments or whether for just wellbeing, relaxation and prevention. Pregnancy massage should be available on the NHS to all mums-to-be on a daily basis!

Me and my partner also visited Kellie for Birth Partner Massage tuition for use during my pregnancy and labour. Although we did not get to use the techniques during labour due to my caesarean, Danny used the massage strokes during the remainder of my pregnancy which helped greatly with my backache in-between my sessions with Kellie."
(Angela, Pregnancy Massage/Massage
Skills Training for Birth Partners)