Dr Sophie Messager

Energy catalyst, perinatal educator and healer

Author of the book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters

  • Online courses about pregnancy, birth and postpartum support techniques and rituals
  • Bridging ancestral and scientific knowledge
  • Supporting perinatal professionals and healers in developing their intuitive wisdom
  • Fairly traded Mexican Rebozos

Read more about me and my story.
(photo by Ali Dover http://www.alidover.com/)

 

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Latest reads from my blog

Belly binding made easy

Belly binding made easy

When you think about belly binding after birth, what pops into your mind? Do you see a long thin cloth wrapped many times in a complex way around the abdomen? Do you imagine something complex that takes a long time to learn? Do you believe that there is a “right” way...

Dancing with chaos: my review of 2022

Dancing with chaos: my review of 2022

Every year I write a post where I review my year. It is a form of journaling exercise. I realised several years ago that I write deeper stuff if I plan to share it. The exercise has several purposes for me: to give me a deep reflective experience, to give me a chance...

Why I’m not doing new year resolutions

Why I’m not doing new year resolutions

Every January, I used to feel a sense of pressure and unease. I used to feel this inside pressure to “be done” with the previous year and have made my plan for the new one. Seeing other people take on the “new year new you” challenge with gusto, used to add to the...

Becoming undone: a normal part of growth

Becoming undone: a normal part of growth

Are you struggling with the feeling of becoming undone? Like everything you know no longer feels true, no longer relevant, like you no longer know who you are, like you have just become a blank slate? If you do, I’ve been struggling with the same for months. If you...

How to recover from a miscarriage

How to recover from a miscarriage

I am writing this to provide a support blueprint for physical and holistic recovery after a miscarriage. There is very little nurturing support offered to women when they give birth to a live baby, and in particular, almost no bodywork support. When you lose a baby,...

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

All around the world, there is a custom of binding the hips and/or the belly for the first few weeks after birth. It makes sense when you think about the changes the body undergoes. During pregnancy, the body adapts to accommodate the growing baby: the pelvis tilts...

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