We welcomed Esther Hernandez into the Fertility & Pregnancy Edinburgh team in December 2018, and she has slotted in really well to the work we do around fertility, pregnancy, post-natal and hormonal cases in general. Esther is originally from Spain, but has lived and worked in Scotland since 2002.
She qualified in Swedish massage in 2013, then completed a Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma in 2014. She has also done specific training in hip and pelvis techniques, pregnancy massage, and Myofascial Release (MFR) and incorporates these techniques into her massages as needed. Esther has recently completed the Fertility Massage training, which she has found to be a really powerful tool aiding not only fertility, but various menstrual issues, such as PMS, menopausal symptoms, as well as stress and anxiety. Here she explains more about her passion for the work she does.
"Although the training I carried out was called Fertility Massage, for this post I have decided to include it all under Women’s Health Massage, as its aim is so much more than aiding fertility.
Last year I trained with two lovely souls learning techniques to help women during their conception journey, but also offering a helping hand with many other conditions. To name a few, these include:
The training in itself was empowering, self-discovering and extremely nurturing. Alongside a small group of women, I had the privilege to explore women’s health and menstrual cycles and learn more about myself and how to support others. It was what you could call a “Red Tent”, with incredibly caring and powerful women, all sharing their experiences as a woman and all with a deep desire to help other women to feel more empowered and balanced.
During this training I learned to connect deeper that I have ever done during my practice and also to hold the space for true transformation. The techniques are gentle yet deeply powerful and transforming. With a combination of different techniques (rocking, massage, energy work, wrapping), I aim to release blockages, physical, energetic and/or emotional, to allow the body to heal.
The message I took from this training is how little we often know about our own cycles (speaking for myself here!) and how much you learn about yourself when you tune in. This treatment helps you to connect at a deeper level, to listen to what goes on inside you and how to be kind to yourself.
Every woman could benefit from this treatment, if you are ready to give it a try, please get in touch, it would be lovely to work with you."
Esther is available for various types of massage (fertility, pregnancy, post-natal, women's health or general) on Thursdays at Central Studio, 14a Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY. You can make a booking here, or if you would like to chat before making a booking please email me, or call me on 07919 001419.
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