A Gentle Journey

Your Tribe in the Ribble Valley

You're not meant to do this alone.
Find your tribe.

When I first moved to the Ribble Valley I was already pregnant with my first baby. I had no local network, no tribe. I didn't yet have a community, and that was when I needed it the most. How would I even know whose support I would benefit from?

Let me introduce you to some amazing people who provide services in the Ribble Valley (and sometimes a little wider) that make a difference to women as they move through pregnancy and into early parenthood. These people's passions are to nurture, care, heal, support and provide wonderful experiences.

Meet your tribe in the Ribble Valley. Check out what they do, and you might find some deals too!

Your tribe in the Ribble Valley

Nicola runs physio based pregnancy and postnatal pilates and yoga classes in Clitheroe. She is a qualified sports injury rehab therapist, and uses this knowledge to adapt her classes and 1:1 private sessions to make the experience specific to the needs of your pregnant or postpartum body. 

Both classes and 1:1 private sessions focus on pelvic floor and back strengthening to ease lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain and other pregnancy related conditions. Nicola’s in depth knowledge guides you on how to exercise safely during pregnancy, prepare the body for labour, and aid postnatal recovery and the safe return to exercise once you have had your baby.

Classes, currently online, are: Pregnancy Flow: Tuesday 5:45-6:45pm, Postnatal Pilates: TBC, Mum and Baby Pilates: Thursday 11:45am-12:30pm

See the website for more information at njdsportsinjuries.co.uk   


Your tribe in the Ribble Valley

Tracey and Robyn provide therapeutic and relaxing pregnancy massage treatments. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes of bliss and can be adapted to suit your needs at the time. You can have the treatment at any point after 12 weeks.

Pregnancy massage has enormous benefits for you and your baby. It emotionally and physiologically supports you during a time when your body is undergoing many changes. It can also alleviate aches, pains and other common problems associated with pregnancy.

Tracey and Robyn put your safety and well-being first. They have completed training in Covid-19 infection prevention and control and will be putting extra measures in place, to keep you safe and reassured, when the time comes to reopen.

Tracey has kindly offered 10% discount off the first pregnancy massage treatment when you book on any full Hypnobirthing course with me.

Find them at pureclitheroe.co.uk

Your Tribe in the Ribble Valley

Selina used to manage a veterinary practice in Clitheroe before following her love of photography and setting up her own business as a professional photographer after achieving her Masters Photography Qualification.

She approaches every shoot with passion and always goes that extra mile to make your day a truly enjoyable experience. Selina has her own home studio in Clitheroe where she does lots of baby and family shoots (including pets, as these are part of the family!). She also offers bump shoots to capture you in pregnancy. Selina enjoys every moment of her work and the studio has a lovely sitting area to relax and feed or change your baby. 

She knows how awful it can feel in front of the camera (she much prefers being behind the lens!) but can really make you feel at ease. 

Outside of the studio she photographs horses at various Lancashire stables as well as weddings in and around Lancashire and Manchester. Selina lives in Clitheroe with her husband and bonkers cocker spaniel, Bertie. She also loves fell walking in the Yorkshire Dales and training Bertie in ‘heel work to music’. How cool is that!

Find her at photographybyselina.co.uk

Your tribe in the Ribble Valley

Helen played the violin and piano from a young age and studied music at the University of Manchester and at the Royal Northern College of Music from 2003-2008. After almost a decade of teaching she started a career as a freelance composer, writing music for media. Alongside her media work, in 2019 Helen launched The Mindful Baby – music for pregnancy, birth and beyond; a range of musical tracks to aid relaxation and for little ones as they go to sleep.

Helen lives and works at her home in Preston with her husband and three children.

I have been collaborating with The Mindful Baby to produce Hypnobirthing audio tracks with my voice and Helen’s music. Can’t wait for more tracks to be available!

Check out The Mindful Baby on You Tube

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