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About Lorena Ranson

Lorena Ranson is a trained nurse and was a practising midwife from 1989 – 2009. During her studies at Greenwich University, she was so impressed by research on the benefits of therapeutic massage that she went on to specialise in this field.

Lorena qualified in Holistic (Swedish) Massage, with distinction from the Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage, in 2004, and has since trained in Indian head massage, onsite massage and facial massage. Lorena has also trained in deep tissue massage and techniques to relieve back and pelvic pain.

Since qualifying Lorena has worked part-time in two busy London GP practices, at Neals yard Bromley, and in the Hayes beauty spot in Hayes providing massage for patients of all ages, with varying health problems.

Lorena specialises in motherhood massage, and teaches birth partners supportive massage techniques for labour. However, her service is not exclusive to ante and postnatal women

She runs a busy private practice providing holistic massage for clients individually and at events such as conferences, The London Marathon and The Live Earth Concert.


Facebook Reviews

"Wonderful massage. Lorena completely understands the needs of a pregnant woman. I felt totally at ease and relaxed the whole time. I'll be booking several more. What a treat!"

"I had the most amazing massage, we had just moved house and my back and shoulders were killing me. The pain just melted away."

"Absolutely wonderful relaxing massage followed by a great sense of well being thank you Lorena would thoroughly thoroughly recommend"

"I had a pregnancy massage with Lorena last night and can highly recommend to other mummies to be. I'm a masage therapist myself and thought Lorena was great- really friendly, knowledgeable and puts you completely at ease. The treatment was very relaxing and I slept really well afterwards too. Thank you Lorena. Looking forward to the next one already!"

"The most relaxing massage ever and so needed after almost 40 weeks of nausea and SPD. Lorena came or my house at my convenience and totally looked after me and put me at ease. And I went into labour a few days early."

"Just had the most amazing pregnancy massage. Thank you Lorena �. Feeling so lovely and relaxed. All those pregnancy tensions have gone. Extremely comfortable being able to lay on my front supported by the most amazing cushion for bump to be in. Wish i had known about this earlier in pregnancy. I look forward to my post natal massage in a few weeks"

"Lovely pregnancy massage from Lorena following a recommendation on a mums forum. Lorena made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and made me forget all my stresses and aches and pains. Will deffo be booking again . Highly recommended"

"Amazing massage, really relaxing and I'd recommend it to all mums to be!"

"Lorena came home last Friday and the massage was just delightful!!! I was on my 33 week and she was not only very professional, but also warm, caring and friendly. Before the massage, she explained to me everything I needed to know about it and also some other questions about my pregnancy. The massage was amazing and definitely helped with my sore back and my sleep (I've been sleeping much better the last 3 nights!) I am looking forward to the labour tuition massage, which my husband and I also booked so he can help during labour. I wish I could have this massage everyday of my pregnancy! Thank you Lorena!"

"I had a wonderfully relaxing massage with Lorena. She instantly makes you feel relaxed and at ease. With all her wonderful midwifery experience she can advise on things that will help during labour as well as giving reassuring advice. Brilliant"

"Had a lovely massage at 38 weeks pregnant and then a few days after my little girl arrived! Amazing to be able to lay on your front on the special pregnancy massage pillow! Such a lovely treat! Both really helped relieve those aches and pains! Thanks very much xxx"

"Had my first pregnancy massage with Lorena last night and it was excellent! I had the best sleep I've had in ages and no bad back today! Would definitely recommend. Thanks very much Lorena! X"

"Just had an amazing massage from Lorena. Currently 36+6 with lots of pain and after the massage I feel lighter and so relaxed. Lorena was amazing for advising me on pregnancy and general issues around care whilst pregnant, and it was nice to have a natter! Will definitely be booking again once baby is here! I can't recommend enough! Thank you so much! X"

"This week, Lorena came to my house and I had a wonderful pregnancy massage. Lorena was professional, warm and friendly, and with her midwifery experience, she put me at ease straight away, demonstrating her knowledge and experience. The massage was really really lovely, and in a completely different league compared to a 'normal beauty massage'. It helped to soothe my lower back pain and also really relaxed my mind and body. I got in bed and fell asleep straight after Lorena left! Blissful!"

"Just had the best massage with Lorena. Can't recommend her enough, feeling very relaxed and can't wait for my next one! Thanks again xx"

"I'm in my 35th week of pregnancy and recently had a full body massage from Lorena. Lorena was very warm and friendly, making me feel very comfortable and immediately at ease. She provided lots of information about what I should expect and was attentive to my specific aches and pains. She left me feeling extremely relaxed and we are planning to book her again soon! Would recommend. X"

"Lorena is great! I had a full body massage and I'm 37 weeks pregnant, it really helped my neck and lower back to easy up 😊 I would definitely recommend her! 👍🏼xx"

"I've been having massage with Lorena since early on in my pregnancy, initially to combat bad morning sickness that I've been suffering with throughout. Massage helped immensely in making me feel more human and relieving the tension that had built up as a consequence. Now 35 weeks and massage has helped with reducing swelling in my legs. Not only is the massage excellent but also her depth of knowledge and advice on pregnancy. She also has done great contacts for further pregnancy related ailments (in my case PGP) which I would also recommend. Lovely lady and definitely worthwhile having to make a hard pregnancy a more pleasurable experience!"

"Lorena is very professional and - gosh - her massage was so relaxing! Exactly what I needed mid pregnancy and I will definitely have another one."

"Lorena is absolutely fantastic. I had a massage with Lorena when I was pregnant and also after pregnancy, both were wonderful and relaxing and made such a difference to my body! Thanks Lorena!"

"My husband and I had a labour massage lesson from Lorena, and both of us found it very enjoyable and useful - particularly my husband, who was dreading it beforehand! Lorena's teaching was very easy for him to follow, and the whole experience was extremely relaxing for me. She also coped very well with our very inquisitive cocker spaniel puppy joining in, which is always a good thing in my book! I've recommended her to my NCT group."

"Can't recommend Lorena enough and wish I'd had a massage sooner! To have a proper massage (not the ones where they barely touch pregnant women and you have to sit up) at 39 weeks pregnant by a professional ex-midwife was just amazing...a perfect start to my maternity leave! Thanks Lorena! Xx"

"Lovely massage - feel very relaxed and well cared for!Thank you x"

"I had a postnatal massage with Lorena. It was sooo relaxing! Being a stressed first time mum with sore back, neck and shoulders, I was left feeling rejuvenated and nicely tired. I especially liked the gentle emotional support and encouragement that Lorena provided, that made me feel a lot better too! I would highly recommend Pregnant Massage and will be booking a holistic session myself again. Oh, and it was great bring able to choose which body areas we concentrated on!"

"Great service, Lorena is professional and very knowledgeable about pregnancy. I saw her regularly during my pregnancy and the massages really helped with aching muscles."

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
Trained by Clare Maxwell-Hudson, London
Clinical placement at the Royal Free
Hospital, London
Trained General Nurse and Midwife

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