During my training I have studied with nationally and
internationally recognised teachers of Shiatsu, Qi Gong, and Seiki, and support my practice with yoga and Qi Gong.
I discovered shiatsu while expecting my first child and experienced what a wonderful therapy it is through pregnancy and new motherhood.
As a midwife of 20 years I am especially interested in offering shiatsu during pregnancy, for childbirth, and in the weeks following.
I have trained with Suzanne Yates and received the ‘Well-Mother’ diploma for shiatsu practitioners.
Janet uses her Shiatsu skills and qualifications to deliver massage to your baby using strokes that reflect those of the IAIM delivery and teaches the Otley baby massage course. She is also a fantastic person to go to yourself for pre and postnatal shiatsu massage and those services can be found on her own website www.janetattwood.co.uk
I also attended a baby massage course with my second son. He suffered with reflux, and again, I found the tips and advice invaluable. Mostly I found the class to be a great opportunity to have quality one to one time, without the interruptions of a toddler at home.
I continue to this day to give my boys positive nurturing touch through massage or play. Most days I am asked “will you massage my feet mummy?”, a favourite of both my boys!.
I was so inspired by the many benefits of baby massage, I decided to train with the International Association of Infant Massage to become an instructor myself in 2010. Since then I have taught well over 1,000 babies and mums the many wonderful benefits of baby massage. I believe it is one of the best loving starts you can give to your baby to promote health and happiness. I am passionate about teaching the benefits of baby massage and find it such a rewarding and fulfilling career. I love meeting new mums and their babies and welcoming them to my classes, which are are relaxed, informal and fun! I aim to deliver a great course teaching all the benefits of baby massage, sharing those invaluable tips and advice together, and having lots of fun and laughter along the way!
“I would like to thank all those who have attended my courses over the years and wish you many happy years of massage together. I love it when you pop into Firefly to say Hi, it’s wonderful to see your children as they grow. I continue be passionate about the benefits of infant massage and postnatal care and wholeheartedly encourage people to learn and campaign for the re-instatement of NHS funding for free provision.”