I have been going to Anne for a number of times for Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy with my second child. I believe that part of the reason for my pregnancy really going well so far at 36wks, is because of receiving regular treatments to balance all the imbalances that can so easily occur during pregnancy, due to the numerous hormonal changes in the body.
Anne has a very sensitive and exceptional ability to listen to what the body presents and it is easy to relax in her nurturing, reassuring and confident presence. In her therapeutic work she has trained to include both Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork, which she can combine skilfully and beautifully.
Through Somatic Experiencing (TM) and BodyMindMovement Education and Therapy, Anne guides your body through subtle, natural movements to restore and resolve blockages or even trauma that has been consciously or unconsciously stored in the body.
This movement therapy gently and safely guides you to increase your ability to tolerate difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions, which is very helpful during pregnancy and especially birth. The treatment continues to work, as in Osteopathy and other therapeutic bodywork, and will take its natural time to integrate and settle in the newness of your balanced body for a few days after the treatment. It is therefore important to wait a few days after the treatment before doing any other therapeutic bodywork or strenuous exercise.
Rachelle Conradie, Discovery Bay HK (36 wks pregnant, 10 Nov 2015)
Nia Technique & creative movement facilitator, yogini, editor and mother