Jackie Heffer-Cooke: Massage Therapist, Hypnobirthing and Baby Yoga Instructor. Co-Owner and Founder of The Orange Grove Clinic.
Jackie Heffer-Cooke trained with the Massage Training Institute in 2007, which led her to be inspired by the empowerment and benefits of complementary health. In October 2011 she is delighted to have opened The Orange Grove Clinic with Nutritional Therapist (and best friend) Catherine Jeans.
She is passionate about promoting natural and complementary health in Norwich and Norfolk as a whole, but is also personally impassioned by her own work as a therapist. She works as a massage therapist for some corporate companies within Norwich and is keen to minimize postural pain and repetitive strain through using massage techniques she has developed over the past 5 years.
Jackie’s massage work also focuses on de-stressing clients and she believes strongly in the power of massage to help with tension and insomnia – this is how she found massage through her own personal experience. She also teaches deep relaxation techniques and stress management.
Jackie also specialises in supporting pregnant parents and new mums and trained in London in pregnancy massage, qualified in 2008 as an official HypnoBirthing Practitioner – specifically in the Internationally renowned Marie Mongan Method – and since then has helped over 100 parents have a more beautiful, more confident and calm, birth experience. This work is, she says, ‘her passion’. She is also a certified Baby Yoga Instructor.
Pregnancy Massage: You may be busy making your baby but you are still expected to work, shop, cook, clean and socialise. Understandably you will feel more tired, be more anxious, and have more physical aches and pains. Jackie offers specialised massage, especially for the expectant mum. This holistic experience will not only promote relaxation and total wellbeing, but can also gently soothe away any pre-natal aches and pains being presented by your ever-changing body whilst it works on creating your miracle. More than that, the endorphin and oxytocin flow stimulated by massage (those yummy, calming, relaxation hormones) will not only flow around you, but around your precious baby too – so have a massage for their sake – as well as your own…
Testimonial for Jackie’s Pregnancy Massage: “I had the most relaxing pregnancy massage today, care of Jackie at the OGC! Thank you, for 60 mins the weight of an 8 month baby bump disappeared, blissful! Any expecting mums out there, treat yourself as you’ll feel amazing”. Helen, Norwich.
Fully certified in pregnancy massage, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, trained with the respected Essentials for Health in Pregnancy Massage. As a busy pregnant mum, Jackie regularly saw a qualified massage therapist herself as a way of keeping her, and her baby “stress-free, ache-free and insomnia free!”. Inspired by how much good the fortnightly massage helped her through her pregnancy she decided to train and is now able to empathise with busy mums and take some of the stress away from them through her deeply relaxing and pregnancy pain lifting massage experience.
‘Mummies Need Massage!’ – Post-Natal Massage
Relieve those post-natal aches and pains which will come with continuously holding your new baby, and naturally aid your body into recovery from labour. In a new world of giving your little bundle constant 24 hour care and attention, emotionally recharge by allowing just one hour to yourself, but in doing so recharging your batteries for the sake of the whole family. A healthy mum is a good mum!
I started having massages with Jackie early on in my pregnancy having suffered with SPD/PGP during a previous pregnancy. I was soon seeing her once a fortnight for a massage as they were so beneficial. The massage was different every time, tailored to what I needed at that point. Physically it helped no end to ease my back and pelvic pain, but it was also lovely to have some ‘me’ time and relax. It was such a lovely treat and I really recommend every mum indulges in this treatment, it really made a difference to my pregnancy. I am now looking forward to booking my post-natal massages!
Sian – mum to Elliot (2 1/2) and Sophia (4 weeks)
The ‘Mummies need Massage’ – Gift Voucher
Do you know someone who is pregnant at the moment and in need of some tender TLC?
Perhaps it’s a loved one who has recently had a baby and needs some total time out and complete relaxation. Maybe there’s a special event coming up, like Mothers Day or a Birthday and you want to show the Mother of your children, or your own special Mum just how much you care.
What better way to let her know how much she is loved and appreciated then to give her a unique and thoughtful gift of a ‘Mummies need Massage’ Gift Voucher.
The Mummies Need Massage Gift Voucher! There isn’t a gift more considerate…
Jackie Heffer-Cooke, trained with the respected Massage Training Institute and understands life as a busy mum. She makes sure she has a massage at least once a month as a way of recharging her own batteries, both physically and mentally. “It is so important as a mum to have just a little ‘you’ time. A happy mum is a happy household – we owe it to the family, as well as ourselves, to keep healthy, relaxed and nurtured too”. Book a massage today!
Are you worried about the prospect of birth? Do you wish it could be a happy experience, rather than something you just need to ‘get through’? Giving birth is one of the most incredible experiences you can have in your life – do some preparation and you can enjoy birthing your baby! For the next Hypnobirthing course dates, Click Here.
Hypnobirthing teaches you to understand your pregnant and labouring body.
You are talked through conception to birth, strains on the body, imbalances in hormones, how your muscles are used in childbirth.
It promotes self awareness and self-control. The training in self-hypnosis assists you in reaching a level of relaxation and relative calm at the times when you need it most.
The aim? To stop your body tensing at a time when release is all important
(for obvious reasons).
It encourages you to be emotionally strong. Understanding your body during birth is empowering, helping mum (and dad!) stay calm and focused. The shared experience of learning HypnoBirthing with your partner, or birth partner, leads to understanding and support of your needs during this incredible time, leading up to the most important moment of all – meeting your baby for the very first time.
Jackie Heffer-Cooke says – “The first time around my birth was traumatic to say the least. The second time around, with the calm knowledge of hypnobirthing, I was able to enjoy a wonderful birth experience, one that I will cherish for the rest of my life!” You can enjoy birthing your baby. Book now to find out how.
“This HypnoBirthing course resulted in a new found confidence and
excitement about our birth”
Julie Reigner and Chris Goreham, BBC Look East and Radio Norfolk .
East Anglia Daily Times, April 2nd
Birth Stories for hypnobirthing:
Hi Jackie and fellow hypnobirthers, Just wanted to let you all know that Isla Wren Foster arrived yesterday at 4.08pm weighing 7lb 14! She is beautiful. The birth was completely drug free and lovely! My waters broke at 7am and when we arrived at the hospital at 1pm I was fully dilated. Jason was perfect and the midwife was lovely too.
We feel very privileged to have had such a fantastic teacher which enabled us to have this amazing experience! Thankyou so much Jackie and good luck to everyone else, it truly is wonderful, as is our baby girl! I have to say Jason is a natural Daddy already – she can’t get enough of him!
Thanks again – I will def be recommending you to all our friends!
I had attended hypnobirthing sessions following some extremely strong (almost forceful!) recommendations from friends. Looking back I realised that my preparations for my first child’s birth had been scant, and naive. It had not gone to plan. It wasn’t until my first session with Jackie that I realised how terrified I was of child birth, and how that first experience had left me feeling like a failure. I felt there was no chance of me having a positive birth experience….
Gradually, as I continued to attend the sessions, my confidence grew. I started to believe that it might be possible for things to go well this time. I practiced the breathing and listened to the relaxation cd. I found the relaxation techniques really helpful in the last stressful weeks of pregnancy…
Suddenly in one big surge his head was out. I could see his head and feel his kicks inside me (an extraordinary experience) He was very wriggly so I could tell he was ok. In the next surge out he came! He went straight onto my tummy, all soft and slimy. His eyes were big and dark, alert and peaceful. He was beautiful.
I felt on a high for weeks after Tom’s birth. It was the most extraordinary and incredible experience that will stay with me all my life. It felt quiet and restful right the way through. Even though we were in hospital throughout, hypnobirthing had given me the confidence to take control of our environment to such a degree that we could have been at home.
Hi Jackie, its zoe here
I just wanted to quickly email you and let you know that ive had my baby boy J He’s called Noah and was born on the 26th july at home in the birth pool just as i planned!
I had the most amazing birth experience possible and thats all thanks to you and hypnobirthing
I felt so calm and happy and still wasn’t really feeling any pain with the surges just lots of pressure but I remembered to do my breathing which helped me to keep me calm, I did a little walking and a bit of rocking on my birth ball, then decided to lay down on the sofa I heard a little pop and just knew my waters were breaking! I stood up and low and behold my waters broke J, I felt very calm and was even laughing, Noah was born in the water 14mins later with no other type of pain relief (1hr 14min labour wow) it was so lovely to be in the water with him….
Thank you so much for teaching us all about hypnobirthing, it changed the whole way I thought about giving birth, I was actually looking forward to it this time, I truly believe every woman should know about it, I’ve already had to give two ladies your details so hopefully they’ll book with you J thanks again
Love Zoe and Carl x
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for the hypnobirthing course; we couldn’t have done it without you. To think that when I started I was quite anxious and had my mind set on giving birth in the hospital!
I used your CD during the labour and it was very calming and reassuring to hear your voice and be reminded of the course and being in your cosy study whilst I was having contractions. The birth breathing was also amazing when I finally got the hang of it. We definitely achieved the relaxed atmosphere I was after!
Anyway, thanks again, a truly inspirational teacher!
Jenny, Hadleigh and Trudi xxx
An empowering course to help women and their birthing partners approach childbirth with a positive attitude. Nancy, Norwich
Hypno-birthing has helped me to believe in myself, my baby and our combined, natural ability to birth in a relaxed & peaceful way. Shelley, Norwich
I praise Jackie for her presentation techniques and her general time for me personally. Miriam, Norwich
Thank you for the course, it was invaluable and has given me the information and confidence to look forward to my baby’s birth without fear or anxiety. Jenny, Norwich
Many thanks for offering this course which was at a good price, well paced and facilitated and just the right length. I came with an open mind and left at the end feeling really optimistic about what we could do to help make the birth a positive and calm experience. As second time parents it made us take time out to think through what we really want and make informed choices. We feel more confident that we are now better equipped to cope with whatever nature decides. This course has really made a difference. Rachael Breed
Thank you very much Jackie for an invaluable, positive experience. I look forward to putting the tools learnt into good use on my baby’s birthing day – Ruthe Burke
Very useful and informative course for both, mum to be and partner. Makes you see birth in a positive way - Sandra Davies
I feel confident and excited about the birth now, thank you so much for the advice and guidance. Hannah and Jack
“As a second time mum it was important for me to take time out to devote to my new baby. Yogabubs was brilliant and the perfect way to create that special time. I also learned techniques for relaxation which have really helped me focus and appreciate being a mum. That’s not to mention all the smiles and giggles we have had from the little one along the way.”
Alicia Meldrum and Erin (6 months)
“When I first came to Jackie’s class baby Tom was only 6 weeks old, but we were struggling. Tom wasn’t a great sleeper and therefore I was feeling pretty exhausted. Getting out of the house and going to YogaBubs was one of the best things I could have done. The techniques I learnt really helped with Tom’s colic and digestive problems and I saw a change in him within a couple of weeks. It really helped release whatever was wrong, whether it was trapped wind, or perhaps his frustration and he became calmer and started sleeping better almost immediatley. If you have a touchy baby go to YogaBubs, it calmed Tom down and certainly therefore me too!”
Catherine Walice and Tom (3 months)
“We have been to 3 of Jackie’s courses because baby Erin just enjoys herself so much! We would spend an hour having fun, but also learning great take-away techniques to use at home, which have been invaluable to me as a mum. The mixture of laughter and relaxation makes YogaBubs a perfect class”
Kate Jackson and Erin (8 months)
Baby Sam and I really enjoyed Yogabubs. Being a mum can be so hetic at times and I really looked forward to Tuesday mornings knowing I was going to spend a good hour concentrating on just him. The routines were easy to remember (especially with the handout), so we could enjoy them at home too. Jackie created a laid back vibe and the relaxation at the end of each session was bliss. Although gentle, the sessions provide a good workout for the mums too- rewarded with a delicious biscuit or two at the end!
Amy Parish and Sam ( 6 months)
After having my baby Yogabubs seemed like the natural progression from the hypnobirthing course I had done before hand. The class was small and personal and very supportive bearing in mind some of the babies, including my own were only 6 weeks old. I was nervous about undertaking a class at such on early stage but was so pleased I did. Having completed the hypnobirthing with Jackie antenatally, it felt like she already knew my baby. Her enthusiasm for what she does makes any class a joy to be part of.
Ami-Rose Kingston and Lola (14 weeks)
“It is always nerve wracking going to a new class with a baby, but Jackie made Yogabubs was so warm and welcoming I knew that even if we weren’t having a great day that we would both be much more relaxed afterwards. There was such a great blend of excersises for both you and your baby, it felt like a everyone got a work out! Learning songs to go with the yoga moves has been invaluable and I now use them throughout the day to entertain my son during changing, preparing lunch and before naps and they always have a positive effect and seem to lift his mood. As a new Mum I found it a fantastic way to relax myself and have fun with my son.”
Ruth Sanders and Arthur ( 8 months)