go slow mama

go slow mama offers baby massage instruction, writing workshops and deep relaxation massage therapy (+ pre and postnatal massage), to mothers who are looking for soulful ways to navigate the early days of motherhood and beyond.

Going slow is not just a quaint idea or something to pester you about: that you should be MORE mindful and just soak your feet and sip some tea (but, actually that might really feel good!). It’s more about making careful decisions about what you can and cannot take on, so you can enjoy the ride and maybe even thrive and then make room for things that feed your soul. And by the way, your children will reap the benefits. That’s what ‘go slow mama’ is all about; I offer workshops and deep relaxation massage therapy (for the whole family) to help get you on or return to a slow path.

The Art of Baby Massage

For new and veteran mamas with wee babies not yet crawling, to get you on a slow moving path, and taught with the special ‘go slow mama’ approach, with a bit of creative writing and relaxation.

And speaking of writing…

Birth Story Poems

The birth story is a hard one to crack open because it’s so huge. It can spin around in our head for years before we take a look at it. This workshop will give you a strategy for writing your birth story with surprising ease, breaking it down into small poems.

Write on Mama!

Once a month I facilitate a writing group for mothers of children of all ages, which is my way of creating community – something we need the whole way through. I really believe that if we have a creative practice – and writing is just one way to get there – we will stay more in touch with who we are and ultimately make better decisions about our well being. In this session, we make time to read to each other, which is especially magnificent. You need to know you are not alone on this motherhood path and this is one great way to make that happen.

$15 or PWYC

Deep Relaxation Massage Therapy

I have almost 30 years experience as an RMT and the more I do this the more I realise that I am simply facilitating your wellness. When you find your breath and let your body and mind get connected, things start to work better. This is deep relaxation…

I give a great full-body massage that will get you re-connected to your breath and help you feel like you can start again. I like to work with Jon Kabat Zinn’s approach to breath awareness – check out his work on MBSR – something you can take with you when you leave and something that might profoundly change how you treat your body.

This is for all mamas (and family too)…

I am also known for my speciality in perinatal massage, having trained with the wonderful folks at Trimesters Massage Education.

I also offer a very special postnatal IN-BED massage session, which is really and truly nurturing PLUS you can just crash in your bed right after the massage AND nurse or feed your baby on demand; I make time for that.

Sorry, I don’t offer house calls with my table anymore.

The rest of my time I fake parenting a teenage boy and make half-hearted attempts at getting back to my songwriting…strum, strum, strum.

I am completely committed to pursuing a creative practice in my life, which has saved my ass on many occasions. I even write songs about this and about motherhood.

Anyway, the baby steps never end…

Looking forward to spending time with you…