Mumanu Massage Therapists

 Samantha Thurlby-Brooks

Sam-thumbnail-PregnancyMassageTherapistProviding home visits in the South West London and Surrey area covering; Kingston, Surbiton, Richmond, Isleworth, Fulham, Putney, Wandsworth, Epsom, Wimbledon and more.

Samantha’s massage training started back in 2002, straight after finishing her Philosophy Degree in Reading. Three years later she became an advanced specialised in pregnancy, labour & postnatal massage. Having massaged nearly 4,000 pregnant women since 2005, Samantha is one of the UK’s leading specialists in pregnancy massage and postnatal massage, as well as the only BirthWorks childbirth educator in Europe. As the Managing Director of Mumanu, Samantha now spends half of her time massaging and the other half managing the Mumanu Team and product sales and development. Read more >>

Indre Baniene

Indre-Mumanu-Licensed-PregnancyMassageTherapistMumanu Licensed Therapist Providing home visits in the West London area covering; Wembley, Ealing, Chiswick, Hayes, Harrow and more.

After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Indre decided to change track and took a job as a massage therapist in Lithuania for an Ayurvedic spa centre. There she studied Indian head massage, Indian foot massage, Abyanga and back massage courses. Indre came to London in 2016 with her husband and worked tirelessly for a while as a carer. Having found a love for massage, Indre decided to finish two professional massage therapy courses (Swedish massage and deep tissue) and to get going with her career as a massage therapist.  Indre is a lovely, peaceful, gentle soul. She provides a range of massage techniques and offers the most wonderful massages. She has a huge interest in the Indian culture and Ayurvedic science. In her spare time, Indre practises meditation, yoga asanas and pranayama as well as reading and cooking (she’s an amazing cook!). Indre has been trained to the highest standard by completing the Mumanu Advanced Specialist Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage Training Programme.

I think pregnancy is a very important period in woman’s life. From the first day when the new life starts, baby depends on his mum. That is why it is so important that pregnant ladies would feel physically and emotionally healthy. Massage is one of the way which can help pregnant women to relax and remove tension from certain parts of the body. At the same time massage helps the baby. Massage can also be a preventive measure from postnatal depression.Indre

Holly Jones 

Holly-Mumanu-Licensed-PregnancyMassageTherapistHolly started her massage training with Champney’s in Surrey. Realising quickly that she was a natural at massage, Holly has jumped at the opportunity to join us as an advanced specialist in pregnancy massage and postnatal massage. Completing the Mumanu Pregnancy Massage Training Programme, Holly decided to leave her secondary school teaching position of eight years to join us as a Mumanu Licensed Therapist and to help pregnant women and new mums in such a special time of their lives. This training is the most extensive in the country.

Becoming a specialist pregnancy massage therapist with us also allows Holly to spend more time with her two young children. Experiencing a wonderful waterbirth with her first child and a fully medicalised birth with her second, Holly has both sides of the spectrum to share with you. In her spare time, Holly is a bit of a fitness goddess and will be representing the UK in the Obstacle Course Racing European Championships this year. We’re not sure how she manages this with two happy kids!? She’s totally inspiring so you’ll have to pick her brain for tips.

Laura Polson

Laura-Mumanu-Licensed-PregnancyMassageTherapistMumanu Licensed Therapist- Visit Laura in her studio clinic in Montrose, Scotland or have Laura come to you if you live in Aberdeen

Qualifying as a massage therapist in both Holistic and Deep Tissue, Laura really has found her life’s path. With amazing hands and a fun, kind and gentle personality, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed right away. Laura has a very full life, living in Montrose with her two hilarious wee boys and her husband Gregor. Having experienced a fast first birth and a water birth with her second, Laura has found a deep and lasting passion for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Having completed the Mumanu Advanced Specialist Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage Training Programme, Laura offers Mumanu massage services in a beautiful clinic space in Montrose, Scotland (between Aberdeen and Dundee).

As a mother of two myself, I completely understand how important massage treatments for mums-to-be can be. I suffered from severe lower back pain when I was carrying my second child and there was nothing like this locally for me, had it been available I would have definitely used it. I often have pregnant woman asking me if I offer Pregnancy massages or if I can recommend someone to them but truth be told, there just isn’t that type of facility here. To be able to offer tried & trusted treatments to expectant mums is amazing, especially under a recognised name, Mumanu.Laura