I'm Fi, the founder of Origin Massage and a pregnancy and postnatal massage specialist.
Before becoming a more hands-on therapist, I was an antenatal educator for 7 years where I developed a huge amount of knowledge surrounding fertility, pregnancy and birth. Prior to this, I had more of a corporate/sales career but after the birth of my first child, this became very unappealing to return to.
The birth of my second child solidified this desire to work in a field I was genuinely passionate about and so I began my work with The Daisy Foundation. I have had 4 full-term pregnancies, one miscarriage at 10 weeks and two chemical pregnancies as a result of IVF treatment for surrogate pregnancies. You might say I love everything about being pregnant and giving birth!
And I would agree. You can read more about my surrogacy journey in HuffPost. I've learned so much through the years, through my own body and through working with many hundreds of families in Sheffield.
I am passionate about helping people feel comfortable with their pregnancy, prepared and ready for birth and supporting new parents afterwards through massage. I specialise in pregnancy massage because I am familiar and comfortable with pregnant bodies.
I can offer you...
You can feel safe and confident when you come for pregnancy massage with me, I will listen to your needs and use my wealth of experience to help with any concerns and worries you may have through this changing time.
7 years antenatal teaching experience
I am very familiar with supporting pregnant people.
Advice on your birth choices & a wealth of information
If you would like any, that is.
Experience of 4 pregnancies
The pregnancies and births of my own children as well as two surrogate pregnancies, 4 very different births. First hand experience means I know exactly what you are going through.
I am also a qualified hypnotherapist
I am trained in holding space and really listening to your needs.
I am perfectly placed to help you prepare & recover from birth
I will tap into all my skills, training, knowledge and experience to help you.
Knowledge & understanding of pregnancy
And the effects on your body and emotional health. It can be tough to keep on an even keel. Help and support can make a difference.
Experience and passion combined
Anyone who knows me knows that I love love LOVE getting a massage! I find them relaxing a they make a huge difference to my mood. During all my pregnancies I have found that massages have helped me a lot and it was because of my own first hand experience that I wanted to train as a massage therapist and offer that after my antenatal classes came to an end. They are a match made in heaven, I think you will agree.
I have been able to combine my experiences of being massaged, my extensive knowledge of the pregnant body and my antenatal training and experience to become one of the few highly skilled and experienced pregnancy massage therapists in Sheffield.
Therapies I offer
All of the massage therapy sessions booked through Origin Massage are held at the Sheffield Wellness Centre, a small haven of peace and tranquility to the south of the city centre on Abbeydale Road. If you would like to book a session with me click the "Book with Fi" button, select the massage you would like, your preferred date and time and confirm using the form. For more information about the types of therapies I offer, choose from the options below to find out more.
Frequently asked questions
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 0114 3830405.
My massage reviews
We are very proud of our reviews and hope that the positive comments from our previous clients will encourage you to come and visit us.
Update - had a hot stone massage with Fi which I was a little apprehensive about as I hadn’t had one before.. and oh my goddd I would never get anything else now!! Fi was communicative and always made sure the stones were the right temperature and that I was comfortable. Amazing experience. Next time I want an Indian head massage. 😍
Meet our massage therapists below and find out about the different types of massage treatments and sessions they have available. Click on each page to find more information and book your session.
Give the gift of massage
Are you are looking for a present that is sure to be warmly received? Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Would you like to give an experience rather than 'stuff'? When you want to give someone the opportunity to have some time to relax and unwind but you aren't quite sure what kind of massage they would like a gift card is the ideal option!
You can either gift someone a specific massage treatment, a package or a monetary voucher they can redeem on any treatment at Origin Massage.