Self Care for Midwives
Stretches and exercises
Self Massage-caring for yourself
Partner Massage-caring for your colleagues
Treating simple ailments
Hydration, Nutrition, rest, pacing
Cycle awareness/working with the menopause
Dealing with hostile work cultures/bullying
Shiatsu Techniques for Midwives
'Midwives should keep up to date with non-pharmacological methods of pain relief. These include water, positions and movement, massage , coping strategies and alternative therapies.' RCM care in labour guidelines 2012
A day to explore;
Use of touch
Principles and practice of shiatsu
Acupressure points-uses and location
Policy and the code-use in practice
Other ways to support normal birth
DAYS FOR MIDWIVES/STUDENTS
Do get in touch for more information. I am happy to travel and can plan the day around the needs of your team or group. It will be an enjoyable, relaxed, participatory day.
Pressures on midwives are high in the current climate due to understaffing, a rise in high risk labours and a blame and litigation culture. Its therefore more important than ever to invest in midwives, helping them stay healthy, attend to their emotional wellbeing and create a positive team culture. Lets not lose the good midwives we have got!
Alternatively; host a caring for you day. I and a team of complimentary therapists can attend your workplace or venue and provide treatments and pampering until everyone is relaxed and happy!