Anna Goodere specialises in fertility, pregnancy therapies and postnatal treatments in acupuncture, pregnancy massage and shiatsu here at Wicklow Yoga.
Pregnancy therapies and postnatal treatments can enhance your whole experience of pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period, making this an empowering transition into motherhood.
Pregnancy and postnatal treatments are a safe and effective way to reduce any symptoms during pregnancy and can be a fantastic tool used during labour and the postnatal period after childbirth.
You may have a combination of pregnancy shiatsu and pregnancy massage if you prefer.
Acupuncture is an ideal treatment for pregnancy as it offers a safe, gentle, drug free solution for a wide variety of conditions that may occur at this time. This includes, nausea, heartburn, muscular skeletal problems, carpal tunnel, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, hypertension, sinusitis and oedema. It can also help turn a breech baby and from 36 weeks can be used as a pre birth treatment to help prepare for an efficient natural labour. Anna can also teach acupressure to the expectant mother and birth partner in preparation for labour, which will help involve the father in the birthing process and has been shown to reduce pain, shorten labour and calm nerves.
Pregnancy massage is tailored especially for mothers to be and their changing bodies. Adjustments are made throughout the different stages of pregnancy to make sure the expectant mother feels comfortable and relaxed at all times. The use of extra pillows and padding is provided to support the positioning of the pregnant woman. Anna, our prenatal therapist will adjust her techniques throughout the different trimesters to provide comfort and the safety for both the mother and baby.
Prenatal massage helps to ease back pain, improve circulation and ease painful muscles and aching joints. Massage will help you relax and feel good, improving mobility and decreasing swelling.
Take time out of your day so that Anna can nurture you and your growing baby. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing treatment for expectant mothers. It can relieve many of the conditions which can arise during pregnancy, including back pain, neck and shoulder tension, sciatica, oedema, and anxiety.
The expecting mother can keep her comfy clothes on during the treatment, which allows for gentle stretching and rotation of the joints. Anna’s treatment is usually done on a mat on the floor, allowing for a grounded safe treatment and special cushions are used to ensure absolute comfort and support.
Anna is a qualified pregnancy massage therapist and has attended various postgraduate courses in pregnancy and fertility acupuncture, including courses with Debra Betts. Anna’s interest in this area has lead her to do extensive research into all aspects of miscarriage and pregnancy. Anna uses various natural methods, including, nutrition, acupuncture and hypnotherapy both before and during pregnancy.
“Anna Goodere assisted on the birth of my daughter Ena on 17/12/08. She used acupressure to induce labour and also taught my husband acupressure points to use during labour. The acupressure points on my back made a huge difference and helped reduce the pain felt in my lower back. On the few times my husband had to leave the labour ward to use the bathroom or grab a bite to eat I struggled with the labour pains but while he was there pressing into my lower back I was able to remain calm and deal with the pain. My daughter had a wonderful natural and drug free birth and both myself and my husband were on a high after the birth. I felt great! The acupressure during labour had the added benefit of including my husband in the birth as his presence was vital to my ability to deal with the labour pains – and at the end of it all he was as exhausted but as exhilarated as I was! Thanks Anna! We’ll need you now again for the birth of our second child in September!” Ciara, BalbrigganCiara, Balbriggan
“I went to Anna for shiatsu and acupuncture treatments during my pregnancy. During the shiatsu sessions the main feeling was relaxation and I found I could completely let go of myself and felt a very emotional and almost spiritual connection with myself. After the sessions I felt like a different person more energised and calm and much lighter in my step and more ready to cope with the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy. Overall, I felt rebalanced and energised and felt more deeply connected with my body and most importantly more deeply connected with my baby.
I went to Anna also for acupuncture as I suffered acute heartburn during pregnancy. I found no amount of prescribed medication could help with it. The acupuncture sessions were amazing. Anna made me feel at ease and her confidence gave me hope. I couldn’t believe number one, that I could relax while I had needles in my body and number two, I got immediate results. The heartburn subsided and I got great relief. It also gave me a general feeling of wellbeing and fitness in pregnancy.
I would recommend both shiatsu and acupuncture treatments with Anna to anybody. It was a wonderful experience and I hope to continue treatment postnatally”. Claire, Dublin 7Claire, Dublin 7
Pregnancy treatments are available at Wicklow Yoga by appointment only.
If you would like to book a session please call 0851603958 or send us an email with a contact number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.