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.
"My husband bought me a voucher for a massage with Lorena which I used last week as I was experiencing shoulder and back ache and pelvic girdle pain. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and the massage couldn't have come at a better time. It was all round wonderful and because Lorena specialises in PPGP she spent time working on relieving some of those areas causing me a lot of pain. I felt so much better almost immediately afterwards and instantly booked her to come again in a few weeks time. Lorena is lovely and considerate and evidently knows what she's doing and as an ex-midwife also had a lot of really good advice for me (this is my first pregnancy). It was also such a treat to be able to lie on my stomach! Can't recommend enough."
"Thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy massage with Lorena, I would highly recommend her! She puts you at ease, & is very knowledgeable as she is a trained midwife. I was lucky enough to win this treatment in a raffle prize and will definitely be re-booking at somepoint!"
"Excellent (non-pregnant) massage from Lorena today. A great loosening up of my back and shoulders. Perfect treat in the run up to a wedding! Thank you :)"
"I had my first pregnancy massage with Lorena this week at 28 weeks pregnant. I've had a few pregnancy massages so far and I have to say this was the best massage I have had BY FAR! Being able to lie on my front comfortably was absolutely amazing and enabled me to fully relax and the depth of the massage was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend! I already have my next appointment booked in �"
"I had yesterday a massage with Lorena, it has been wonderful, I have enjoyed every second. I relaxed a lot and in this moment is exactly what I need. I would recommend to every soon mum-to-be to pamper herself with a massage with Lorena! :)"
"Had a massage with Lorena at 41 weeks and it was wonderful! Really appreciated being fitted in last minute and was just what I needed in the hot weather. Was great to be able to have a massage in the comfort of my own home - perfect for the post-treatment snooze - and loved being able to lie down comfortably on my front. Thanks v much Lorena!"
"I was recommended Lorena by one of my clients, and was sold by the fact I would be able to lay on my front, which at 28 weeks pregnant is a bit of a novelty. Lorena was wonderful and happy to be harassed by my pets whilst giving an amazing massage with just the right amount of depth helping with shoulder, back and neck tension. I will definitely try and fit another massage in before I give birth."
"Hi Lorena, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for coming round and teaching us the pregnancy massage, it was really enjoyable and has been helping Charlotte to relax in the build up to the big day! Hopefully I will be able to put your tutorledge to good use when the time comes! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is expecting! Thanks again. Wilf."
"As my waters broke the day I was due to have a pre-natal massage, I booked a postnatal massage two weeks after an emergency c section. I was very sore and the massage did me wonders of good! Not just the physical wellbeing I received, but the psychological benefit of having an hour of me time! Lorena is wonderful, as well as being fantastic professionally, she is so warm and kind hearted and it felt like having a friend around. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
"I had my first pregnancy massage with Lorena yesterday. At 39 weeks and 4 days I absolutely loved being able to lie on my tummy and completely relax her capable hands. Felt amazing during and post massage and have recommended to all my NCT girls! If you've not booked with Lorena before - do it immediately. You won't regret it!"
"Huge recomendation for Lorena. I had a lovely massage this morning, thank you so much. I'm 39 weeks and have been struggling the last couple of nights with this heat. The massage was wonderful, my shoulders feel amazing and I'm lovely and relaxed."
"I had a pregnancy massage with Lorena on 28 May at 36 weeks. Its was very relaxing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lorena is very passionate about what she does and offers a wealth of knowledge based on her midwifery experience. I highly recommend booking in with Lorena!"
"I had a very relaxing massage by Lorena as well as lots of advice which was very handy to me being a first time mummy. Thank you Lorena! :)"
"I had a wonderful first massage with Lorena this week. I had a voucher which I'd forgotten to use until now (my baby is already 7 months!) but I'm glad I waited as Lorena worked her magic on 7 months' worth of breastfeeding, broken sleep, carrying a sturdy baby boy around and everything that had gone before in terms of pregnancy posture and a desk job! Lorena concentrated on the problem areas and I have really felt the benefits in the couple of days since, but the massage was also lovely and relaxing! It was great having Lorena come to our house to do the massage, she has a very warm nature and puts you at ease straight away and I really enjoyed chatting to her. Lorena - I'm already looking forward to my next massage!"
"Fabulous experience! Lorena made me feel so relaxed. Would highly recommend!"
"Had my first pregnancy massage yesterday with Lorena, and enjoyed it so much. Lorena was very professional, put me an ease and made sure I was comfortable throughout. I have been suffering with lots of aches and pains, so Lorena concentrated on my problem areas. It was just so lovely to completely relax and not worry about getting dressed and driving home from a salon. I will definitely be booking my appointments for the rest of my pregnancy!"
"I would highly recommend Lorena for pregnancy massage - she's very knowledgeable and kind, and her massages help with easing my back pain during pregnancy a lot. Lovely to be able to have the massages at home too, and the 'lying on your front device' is great."
"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"