Postnatal recovery massage workshop

This workshop is taught jointly by Sophie Messager and osteopath Teddy Brookes.

Are you a doula, a birth worker, a therapist, or an educator who supports new mothers?

Would you like to be able to give your clients a gentle, effective, nurturing treatment and ritual to nourish, support, and comfort them after birth?

Inspired by a traditional postnatal massage called closing the bones, the Postnatal Recovery Massage (PRM) is done on a massage table and involves using a rebozo shawl to rock and bind the mother’s body, together with an extensive massage of the abdomen, hips, waist, ribs, chest, shoulders and arms.

It is designed to help healing, realign and balance a new mother, as well as help her return to her centre, both physically and energetically.

This technique was developed by Sophie Messager (who has been offering and teaching the closing the bones massage, which is done on the floor, since 2013) together with osteopath Teddy Brookes.

You will not only learn this technique in-depth, and leave able to offer it to your clients, but you will also experience for yourself how nurturing, powerful and deeply healing this massage and ritual is, as well as learning to provide this treatment as part of a ceremony.

This workshop is reserved for a small group of up to 14 students.
You will receive an extensive, unique and detailed handout that includes a mix of traditional wisdom and scientific evidence. Each technique is accompanied by a description, a picture, tutorial video links, and its effects on the various joints, muscles and organs.

You will also gain access to a private Facebook group for people who have done the closing the bones training, where you can share knowledge and connect with a group of over 500 practitioners.



18 Jul 2022


9:00 am - 5:30 pm



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Abington Barn


Abington Barn
52 North Rd, Abington, Cambridgeshire, CB21 6AS
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