Renee Spillane, owner and operator of Mama & Bump is a Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. Below she shares some insight in to herself, her business and how she helps pregnant and new mums.
Mama & Bump
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What do you do?
I am a qualified Remedial Massage therapist who also has specialist training in pregnancy, postnatal and massage after loss. My clients are women of all ages, and definitely not all pregnant or with small children. I help many with muscular discomforts; aches and pains. I also sell giftware and giftboxes that complement my clients and services.
I love pregnancy and everything about it. Perhaps it comes from the fascination of the human body and what it is capable of doing. I also would have loved a pregnancy massage throughout any of my three pregnancies to help me feel less sore and uncomfortable in my body that felt like it was losing its mobility day by day as my due dates approached. I have a strong desire to help women feel comfortable within their bodies during this time..
What does a typical appointment/session/class with you look like?
I typically offer treatments that vary from 60 minutes to 90 minutes and each appointment also has a generous time allocated for the consultation to make sure there is time to chat and find out what changes are happening to the body and then fully understand what the treatments needs of the day are.
What are the three most common problems/complaints you encounter with pregnant and new mums?
1- Discomfort from postural changes during pregnancy (many and varied)
2- Discomfort from postural changes now that baby has arrived (lots of upper back and neck pain)
3- Exhaustion, lack of sleep and stress
What are your 3 best tips for pregnant and new mums?
1- Remember that you are doing a great job
2 – Remember that doing your best is enough
3 – Pregnancy and parenting is a different experience for everyone, don’t compare yourself to others and simply enjoy the moment
Share 3 things about yourself
1 – I’ve always wanted to watch a baseball game in USA
2 – My favourite pastime is taking a bath
3 – I love to get psychic readings