Sue Boughton

Sue has been working as a holistic massage practitioner since 1997, qualified in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Champissage [Indian Head Massage], Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage and Massage for Labour. All her maternity massage training was taken with the inspirational Suzanne Yates of Well Mother,

After working with pregnant and postnatal clients for a few years Sue decided to train as a birth doula and did further training with Well Mother and has been working as a doula since 2008 and is a Doula UK recognised birth and postnatal doula

Sue trained with the wonderful Janet Balaskas, originator of the Active Birth Movement and in 2014 she qualified as a Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop teacher. Sue runs antenatal workshops at The Well Garden, “Active Birth Workshop” and “Massage & Rebozo skills for Labour” The 6 hour Active Birth Workshop is designed to increase women’s confidence in their body’s ability to give birth and to maximize their potential for an empowering experience. It looks in depth at birth physiology, how to create a good birthing environment wherever you choose to give birth and gives birth partners confidence and practical skills for supporting a woman in labour, includes some massage for labour.

Sue learnt Rebozo skills from a 2013 training -Rebozo Workshop with Stacia Smales-Hill and Birthing Babies and in 2017 at Findhorn at from traditional Mexican midwife, Angelina Martinez Miranda at the Healthy Birth, Healthy Earth conference. The 2.5 hour session of Massage & Rebozo skills for Labour focuses on practical skills for late pregnancy and labour. Birth partners will learn massage and shiatsu techniques to release muscular tension and calm the nervous system. A rebozo, a long piece of cotton cloth, can provide deep relaxation and comfort to a woman in labour. All the techniques used for labour can help the mother stay calm which enables her body to produce essential birthing hormones.

To book a Rebozo workshop with Sue please call: 02030959735 or e-mail:

All upcoming dates are published on the programme page here !