I am a fully qualified, insured and accredited Sports Massage Therapist and Wellness Coach specialising in women’s health throughout pregnancy, postnatally and peri/post menopause, covering exercise, movement and nutrition.
I draw on a wide range of techniques and tailor all treatments to your specific needs.
Whether you are in pain with posture or injury, want guidance on pelvic floor issues or returning to exercise or simply want a relaxing treatment. I have the experience, knowledge and listening touch to ensure you walk away feeling the benefits and the knowledge of how to move forward.
I work from a clinic in Olney, but also offer a mobile service within a 15 mile radius of Turvey.
Most courses run for 6 weeks, for details on each course click the + symbol next to the one you are interested in.
I post the dates of courses on my Facebook page, see to the right for details.
Pregnancy Exercise Course
This is a 6 week course. The course consists of learning:
• week 1 is purely theory learning the basics to work on
• correct posture in sitting, standing and sleeping
• working towards optimal birthing position for baby
• keeping pelvic floor strong and mobile
• working at keeping the pelvis strong and stable
• learning better breathing techniques
• learning stretches to ease pregnancy aches and pains
• aiming to minimise diastasis in pregnancy through correct abdominal activation
•correct way to carry a baby, a car seat and food feeding positions
• introduce controlled cardio into a session
I have experience of working with women with SPD/PGP, and other pregnancy issues so please ask if concerned!
Classes cost £54 for 6 x 1 hour sessions. Classes are kept small so I can assist everyone so fill quickly
Baby massage session
Baby massage session suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling. Babies preferably need to have had their 6 week check up before coming, and be well on the day as otherwise they won’t enjoy it!
The session consists of an hours tuition where I will run over the full body routine, and cover the wind and colic routine also, including some reflexology you can use. There is then time for a half hour chat and snack time with home made healthy snacks, tea, herbal tea, coffee or water.
The session is a fun relaxed session allowing you to feed or change baby when necessary and I’m happy to go over anything missed.
Session costs £10
Postnatal Exercise Course
Postnatal exercise courses, babies up to crawling are welcome to attend also!
The first session is theory learning all the basics we will be working on from.
We will be learning:
• re establishing correct breathing techniques
• ensuring correct posture in standing, sitting and sleeping
• working with the pelvic floor to correct any weakness by strengthening as well as ensuring flexibility
• using exercise and stretching to alleviate any aches and pains
• have your diastasis checked and assisting it to repair if necessary as quickly as possible
• work towards strengthening the core through carefully chosen exercises suitable for this group
• return to a controlled cardio workout of 10 minutes
• regain your body confidence
Courses cost £54 for 6 x 1 hour sessions. Payable upon booking.
All classes are kept small so fill quickly
This is a fun, friendly small group session, suitable for all levels of fitness including pregnant, postnatal are those returning to exercise. It’s an ideal session to get your confidence back and increase your fitness levels before moving onto more heavy duty work. The circuit is made up of several different stations of exercises to work various parts of the body. They are low impact so pelvic floor and joint friendly.
At each station there will be a choice of band or weight so everyone works to their own level and ability. Classes are kept small so I can assist everyone to make sure their form is correct for them.
30 minutes of intensity work of 45 secs on, 15 secs rest and then 15 minutes of mat work, which may be strengthening work, stretching or movement.
Babies up to crawling are also welcome!
For more information, to book a place or for current prices please contact me
1 to 1’s
As well as massage I also offer 1 to 1 sessions for all my courses for that personal touch that’s designed just for you, whether it’s a Sports massage, Return to Fitness session, specific pregnancy or post natal session, Circuit Training or just a relaxing massage I can tailor it just for you.
For more information please do get in touch here to see how I can help you.
Return to exercise assessment
Are you postnatal and wanting to return to exercise safely, or back from a period of non exercise after rehabilitating from an injury?
This is a bespoke 1-1 session lasting 1.5 hours, which will start with an in depth consultation which can be filled out prior to the session. Your aims and goals and what you want to achieve are extremely important to me to make sure this time spent together is catered specifically to you.
The session will combine:
- posture and movement analysis,
- discussion on nutrition,
- pelvic health where applicable,
- breathing techniques and gaining good abdominal pressure,
- engaging correct muscles for movement,
- massage to aid posture, release scar tissue or to relax!
You will be given stretching and strengthening exercises to do at home to assist you, with videos to back this up.
Who do I help?
Pregnant & postnatal women
I specialise in massaging and treating pregnant and postnatal women.
I can help to eliminate painful conditions that can arise as your posture changes during pregnancy or pregnancy pelvic girdle pain (PPGP), or provide an informed relaxing massage.
Women: At all stages of life
I am passionate about helping and supporting women at all stages of life where certain challenges can take their toll, including women who are going through the menopause.
I want to see women of all ages gain trust in their bodies to see them through their lifetime
People in discomfort or pain
I also treat anyone who is suffering with discomfort or pain, including those diagnosed with chronic pain conditions and acute pain such as: frozen shoulders, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic girdle pain, headaches, migraines, whiplash, back pain to name a few.
I aim to find the cause of pain and try to resolve it, rather than just treat the symptoms.
Get in touch
Contact me to find out more or arrange an appointment:
07887 534508 or email@example.com
I work from a clinic in Olney and offer a limited mobile service, working within a 10-15 mile radius of my home in Turvey.
The clinic address is:
Olney Treatment Rooms,
“I would highly recommend using Tanya during pregnancy. After discovering her during my first pregnancy, I didn’t hesitate to get in touch with her when I became pregnant with my second child. I’ve been to many spas/salons but Tanya is by far the best massage I’ve ever had. That coupled with her expertise means that she can work on specific areas and her massages always left me feeling relaxed and fab! Also, her ability to listen and connect with you as a person is a unique skill and gave me complete confidence in her work. I would recommend her to anyone!”
“I have used Tanya James for many years and she is a lovely warm hearted person who I feel very comfortable with, I feel able to tell her about my medical history and Tanya has alway been able to offer great support and advise on the treatments best for me.
I used Tanya for pregnancy massage though my last pregnancy and she even came to my house while I was in labour which was lovely, it made me feel very relaxed and ready to go into hospital.
When I fell pregnant this time I was so pleased that I could keep up with having a relaxing massage by a person who is trained so well and with so much experience.
I would recommend Tanya to any of my friends and have done so in the past, myself,mother and sister all use Tanya and we are all very pleased to have found a wonderful person that we all feel comfortable with.”
“I went to see Tanya whilst suffering with excruciating pelvic girdle pain during my second pregnancy. Not only did the massage ease the pain, but Tanya was highly knowledgeable about the condition and able to recommend exercises to help between treatments. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
“I highly recommend Tanya, she regulary treated me throughout my pregnancy when I had PGP and I would have been in a lot of pain if it wasn’t for her magic hands! Tanya also did baby massage with my baby and showed me some great techniques which have been useful when he has been teething or had trapped wind or just to relax him before bed”