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Victoria Gazzard is a Holistic Therapist with an intuitive, explorative and nurturing approach to her work. She sees a wide range of clients with various conditions but has developed her passion, interest and experience in fertility and pregnancy.
Victoria first qualified in reflexology in 2007 and went on to study Holistic Massage and Bodywork at BCMB in 2010. Following on from this she gained additional training in Pregnancy Massage, Pregnancy Reflexology and Reproductive Reflexology to provide holistic support to women on their journey into motherhood.
Reproductive reflexology can support couples who are wishing to start or add to their family. The Preconception Care Programme can be used to prepare the body, ensuring it is in optimal health for conception to occur. Specific techniques aimed at balancing hormones and regulating the female cycle are used to ensure ovulation is occurring. Underlying fertility disorders affecting both men and woman are also treated accordingly.
For those undergoing assisted fertility, reproductive reflexology can also be used to support the IVF/ICSI process. During each stage different protocols are used to enhance the medication’s efficacy and limit side effects.
Victoria is a member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists.
Fertility Massage is a special form of massage which focuses on the sacral and abdominal area’s. The massage is deep on both an emotional, spiritual and physical level as we work to heal our power centre of creativity. I use a combination of approaches using sound, movement, stretches, massage techniques, energetic healing, guided visualisations and rebozo body wrapping to enhance the body mind connection and inspire a really deep sense of relaxation.
Fertility Massage can be done throughout the menstrual cycle and fertility treatment but the deeper lower abdominal womb massage can only be carried out at the end of bleed up until ovulation if you are trying to conceive.
Holistic Pregnancy Support
Massage and reflexology can be safely used throughout each trimester to support the body’s physical and emotional changes. They can provide a nurturing and relaxing space for mums to focus on themselves and connect with their baby.
Massage can be a wonderful tool to help relieve muscular tension created by changes in posture and aggravated by modern day living. Massage can feel more dynamic than reflexology as the muscles are kneaded and stretched and the joints are mobilised to help iron out tension, encourage circulation and lymphatic flow and to improve range of movement.
Reflexology can be experienced as a wonderfully relaxing treatment used to rebalance the body and address pregnancy related conditions. Special techniques learnt from the midwife-led course involve hormone balancing, lymphatic drainage and deep relaxation / energy release work, all of which are incorporated into each session.
Qualifications & Experience
- VTCT Diploma in Reflexology, Anatomy and Physiology
- Diploma in Holistic Massage and Bodywork, Anatomy and Physiology from Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
- Reiki First and Second Degree
- Massage and Pregnancy Diploma
- Reflexology Diploma in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postnatal Care
- Reproflexology Diploma in Preconception Care & Assisted Conception
- Oriental Face Massage
- Fertility Massage
EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques
CPD workshops in:
- Indian Head Massage
- Massage and Pregnancy
- Lower back and hips
- Freeing the shoulders
Victoria is a member of, and insured by, FHT - the Federation of Holistic Therapists
‘I had a very complicated and emotional pregnancy and the care and compassion that was given to me helped me through a very difficult time. Victoria enabled me to connect with my baby and I found her energetic work deeply relaxing and calming. She was amazing’. Charlotte
‘I received regular massage treatments throughout my pregnancy which I found really helped my back which was really bad with my first pregnancy. I had a reflexology session when I went over 40 weeks and went into labour the following day. After the birth I struggled a bit emotionally and had some reflexology which helped to pick me up again.’ Hayley