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.
"I had my massage on 30/11 and I booked my next 2 sessions with Lorena straight away. Lorena is a very professional, experienced and knowledgable midwife - she spent time to understand all my medical history (type1 diabetic), sore areas around my body, answer all my pregnancy questions and walk me through the use of massage product and the procedure, which makes me feel I’m in a good hand without a doubt. Not to mention, her amazing massage skill and professional equipments which really mind-blowing - as i love massage and I had tried a number of pregnancy massages, I got to say Lorena is definitely on the top of the list. Her amazing Massage skill along with her midwife qualification is just like icing on a cake! Highly recommended to any expectant mother or mother, I’m sure you will love Lorena as much as I do :-)"
"I didn't realise how desperately I needed a massage until Lorena came and saw me! I am currently pregnant and suffering with PGP, which I had in my previous pregnancy too. Lorena is so knowledgeable about PGP, and being a qualified midwife with years of experience, she was great to talk to and get advice from. She was very professional from start to finish, took all medical history and gave advice regarding PGP and all my aches. It was also nice to be able to be seen in my own home, I feel like I'm always rushing around so it was relaxing having someone come to me! It's the morning after and I feel like a different person, all back and leg ache is gone - I didn't realise how bad it had got until I've woken up this morning and for the first time in months not felt like creaking my bones out of my bed 😂 I have already rebooked for my next massage and passed on Lorena's number to another pregnant friend. I strongly recommend that if you are suffering in pregnancy with aches, pains and creaky bones that you see Lorena!"
"I had a post partem massage last week and was delighted. Lorena is brilliant and really knows her stuff on pregnancy/post partem."
"I have SPD and met Lorena today for the first time and I must say how welcoming and friendly she is! She really made me feel at ease and not silly as some people do when you complain about pregnancy aches & pains. I had a great massage and it helped release all the tension in my neck and lower back. Very good bonus that she is an ex-midwife as she has so much experience and has a lot of much needed information :) I also loved that she talked me through everything she was doing, I will definelty be booking another appointment!"
"Feeling amazing after my pregnancy massage today... I'm 38 weeks pregnant and it was just what I needed � Thank you Lorena xx"
"Lorena was recommend to me by a few other mums. She was very professional, knowledgable and left me feeling very relaxed. I would not hesitate to refer her to my friends and family. Thank you!"
"I had a lovely massage with Lorena. It really help my back and Lorena gave me advise on so many things to do with my pregnancy. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Lorena!"
"I booked a massage at 8pm last night, what a great time to do it just before bed. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and it really did relax me. The pillow which has a gap for your bump is amazing. I actually could lay on my front!"
"I had a fantastic massage with Lorena. She was so friendly and lovely, made me feel at complete ease. We went through exactly what I wanted from my massage and where my pain points were. It was amazing being able to lay on my front for the first time in so long!! I felt so amazing afterwards and she gave me lots of useful tips. Throughly recommend and will certainly be having a post natal massage too! Thank you Lorena �"
"I had my first pregnancy massage with Lorena yesterday at 38 weeks and she left me in such a wonderful state of relaxation! I liked how she did a proper assessment before starting and the couch and her special cushion were so comfortable! Thoroughly recommend it!"
"Had my first massage with Lorena last night (31 weeks) at home. It was amazing...cannot recommend highly enough. Very relaxing, helped dispel my water retention and ease aching back muscles. I look forward to more (already booked in) and also the partner massage for birth. Lorena is lovely and very knowledgeable, being an ex-midwife she can talk through all sorts of things with you and ensures you and baby are safe throughout the treatment. Looking forward to my next one already!"
"Amazing massage from Lorena on Saturday afternoon, so relaxing. It was great to have such a wonderful massage from someone that knows so much about pregnancy. Looking forward to the next one!"
"I had my first prenatal massage with Lorena at 39 weeks and it was one of the best massages I have ever had! I'll definitely be booking in for some post-natal pampering, and maybe even another prenatal if I go overdue!"
"Had a wonderful late pregnancy massage with Lorena this week. She really listens to what you want to get out of it and I was left utterly relaxed and with no aches and pains, which is pretty impressive at over 38 weeks. Highly recommend Lorena to any pregnant ladies! Susan x"
"Great gift for a new mum. Just having a bit of 'me time' was invaluable. The massage itself was tailored perfectly for me and all my aches and twinges. Would highly recommend!"
"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."
"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."