My journey began back in 2006 when I qualified as a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist.
Babistic Baby and You was born after I had my own son Dominic in 2010 and I instinctively knew where my focus should be. I was inspired to become an Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage after taking him at the age of two months to a baby massage class. He was suffering terribly with colic and through massage it really helped me and my husband to manage the despairing and upsetting episodes. There is light at the end of the tunnel! I really felt my relationship with my son had strengthened through learning to read his cues too and definitely increased my confidence as a first-time mum. Dominic (see picture above) is now at school and I am using the adaptations for the growing child now using storytelling and song and rhymes as we massage which is so much fun and is real quality time for both of us. Read more about baby massage click here
I came across Hypnobirthing through hearing my maternity reflexology clients and baby massage mum's birth experiences and how they had used Hypnobirthing andit helped them have a more calm and positive birth experience. Lots had reported that it was pain free and their baby's were very calm too. I had to know more so after much research which was so eye opening and inspiring I immediately felt it fitted in with the ethos of Babistic. I did use relaxation and breathing during my own pregnancy and birth but I wish I'd have known what I know now about other tools and information about informed decision making and choices. My attitude and beliefs surrounding birth helped and I had a positive experience. I knew my destiny was to teach Hypnobirthing and inspire parents that birth is a wonderful and natural event so I originally trained with the Hypnobirthing Institute (Mongan method) and later changed to The Wise Hipp Birthing Method which is a more UK focussed programme and focuses on the Right Birth on the day approach. A calm birth can be achieved and a positive outcome no matter what turn the birth takes. Read more about Hypnobirthing click here
I'm also trained with the London School of Massage for FHT Baby Yoga & Soft Stretching which I include in my All in One baby course. Read more about baby yoga click here
Babistic is committed to bringing the highest standard of services for bump, birth and beyond to new and expectant mums and dads. I continue to update my skills regularly, abiding by the strict regulations and code of ethics that all of my professional association requires.