Dip.Ac. MBAcC BAMBA
Martine has first-hand experience of the benefits of acupuncture from both her pregnancies. Now, in turn, as an experienced acupuncturist she supports expectant mothers throughout from pre-conception to post-delivery. To promote overall wellbeing, she focuses on providing a calm and safe environment so that treatments are relaxed, comfortable and effective. Martine has trained in a broad range of therapeutic practices allowing her to combine acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese massage), Chinese Dietary advice, Mindfulness and EFT.
She specialises in supporting mothers and couples preparing for pregnancy, including addressing issues relating to conception. This includes support to both partners during an IVF or IUI cycle.
She works in partnership, empowering them to make life-style and dietary changes.
Once pregnant, she helps mothers through each trimester, addressing conditions that may arise. She encourages pre-birth preparation treatments to improve the chances of a natural birth. Acupressure and mindfulness in labour are non-invasive techniques that she has been teaching, for more than 15 years, to couples and Doulas to respond to pain and stress. After birth, support is available for new mums struggling with post-partum issues like lactation difficulties, pain and anxiety.
Training and qualifications
- London School of Acupuncture, 1996
- Member of the British Acupuncture Council
- Post-graduate Paediatric diploma with Julian Scott and Theresa Barlow
- Post-graduate training in the treatment of infertility and obstetric acupuncture with Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Zita West, Jane Lyttleton, Soma Glick; Jani White.
- Certification to teach Mindfulness, Bangor University (CMRP)
- Yoga teacher training certificate, Yoga Alliance)
- Training with international Natural Childbirth educators and midwives including Barbara Harper, Janet Balaskas; Ina May Gaskin; Michel O Dent; Gail Tully (Spinning Babies) and Angelina Martinez.
Martine is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and BAMBA (British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches